Inocybe patouillardii    Bres. 

common name(s) : Deadly Fibrecap, Red-staining Fibrecap, Red-staining Inocybe 

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

synonyms: Inocybe patouillardi, Inocybe erubescens 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Inocybe lateraria)  

edibility : deadly poisonous

potential confusions with  Inocybe patouillardii toxicity of Inocybe patouillardii genus Inocybe  

The cap is white then quickly red-brown, with a central umbo; its margin is cracked, torn. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white, stained with pink, without ring.

The flesh is white, turning slowly red when exposed to air; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, fruity then rank; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are pale then brown with white edge, adnate, rather crowded . The spore print is tobacco brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, on a rather calcareous soil, with lime, beech, chestnut.

The fruiting period takes place from April to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 6 cm (between 2 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 2 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 13 mm (between 5 and 20 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : gills with white edge; turning red when touched (stem mostly), or after collection or on old specimens

Inocybe patouillardii is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18