Inocybe fraudans    (Pers.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Pear Fibrecap, Deceiving Inocybe 

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

synonyms: Inocybe piriodora, Inocybe pyriodora 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Inocybe corydalina-albidopallens, Inocybe albidula, Inocybe explanata, Inocybe indissimilis, Inocybe inscripta)  

edibility : poisonous

photo gallery of  Inocybe fraudans
photo gallery of  Inocybe fraudans potential confusions with  Inocybe fraudans toxicity of Inocybe fraudans genus Inocybe  

The cap is straw, brown to orange-red, obtuse conical, then expanded, fibrillose, with a central umbo; its margin is cracked, torn. The cap surface is covered with concentric darker scales, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white towards top, brown towards base, without ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging or reddening (incarnata variety ); its taste is mild; the odour is sweet, fruity of jasmine, carnation, pear or pear tree flower; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are greyish tones: white then pink then brown, adnate to emarginate, a bit crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 22 ). The spore print is tobacco brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved and coniferous woods, along path sides, on a rather calcareous soil, with beech, spruce.

The fruiting period takes place from June to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 10 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 4 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 9 mm (between 5 and 15 mm)

Distinctive features : straw yellow to orange red cap, conical and umbonate, with a cracked margin; complex fruity odour (mixture of pear and jasmine); pinkish flesh

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

page updated on 14/01/18