|Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina Fr.|
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.
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 .
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