Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina    Fr. 

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

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

synonyms: Inocybe geophylla-lilacea 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Inocybe lilacina)  

edibility : poisonous

photo gallery of  Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina
photo gallery of  Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina potential confusions with  Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina toxicity of Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina genus Inocybe  

The cap is lilac, more brown at the centre, conical then expanded, with a central umbo; its margin is barely cracked. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is lilac to violet, without ring.

The flesh is violaceous or white, unchanging; its taste is mild to acrid; the odour is unpleasant, rank or faint of meal or soil; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are cream then clay brown, adnate to emarginate, crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 16 ). The spore print is tobacco brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods (more frequently), also with conifers and in parks, on a rather clayey-calcareous soil.

The fruiting period takes place from May to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2.5 cm (between 0.5 and 5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 4 cm (between 1 and 7 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 4 mm (between 2 and 6 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : lilac and silky cap, with sharp ochre umbo; violaceous flesh; grey to pale ochre gills; spermatic or earthy smell; noticeable cortina on young specimens

Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina is quite rare and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18