Inocybe griseolilacina    J.E. Lange 

common name(s) : Lilac Leg Fibrecap, Mauve-stemmed Inocybe 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Inocybaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Cortinariaceae/Inocybeae  

synonyms: Inocybe personata ss.Kuyp. 

edibility : poisonous

potential confusions with  Inocybe griseolilacina toxicity of Inocybe griseolilacina genus Inocybe  

The cap is ochre brown with a violet tinge in the youth, especially towards the margin, campanulate or conical, then expanded, sometimes broadly umbonate; its margin is inrolled a long time, scaly-fibrillose. The cap surface is covered with small shaggy scales, erect, especially at the centre, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is pale-lilac in the youth, then brownish towards base, paler at both ends, not pruinose but covered instead with whitish cottony fibrils, slightly swollen at its base, without ring, with sometimes cortina remnants on the cap's margin.

The flesh is white, with lilac shades, then brownish with age, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is spermatic or mealy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are lilac-white to lilac-grey or clay, then walnut-brown, with a white edge, ascending and shortly adnate, close . The spore print is tobacco brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in deciduous woods, copses, roadsides, often on bare soil, on a rather calcareous soil, most of the time with beech.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2.5 cm (between 1.5 and 4 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 3 and 7 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 3 mm (between 2 and 4 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : brown cap, with lilac shades, conical to expanded, covered with fine shaggy scales; lilac stem in the youth, not pruinose but covered with fibrils; lilac-white flesh with spermatic or mealy odour; with broad-leaved trees

Inocybe griseolilacina is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Inocybe griseolilacina in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Inocybe griseolilacina in the forest of Rambouillet

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