Inocybe maculata    Boud. 

common name(s) : Frosty Fibrecap 

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

edibility : poisonous

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

The cap is chestnut reddish brown to tawny brown, often with veil remnants at the centre making silver-grey stains, conical to campanulate, with a noticeable central umbo; its margin is cracked, torn. The cap surface is radially fibrillose, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white then washed with red-brown, especially in the middle, slightly swollen towards base, without ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is aromatic, of truffles, jasmine, gingerbread or brioche bread coming out of the oven ; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white then grey brown, adnate to emarginate, crowded . The spore print is tobacco brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in grassland or with mud, along damp paths, in broad-leaved woods, on a rather calcareous soil, with beech, oak, alder, hornbeam.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 9 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 8 mm (between 3 and 12 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Dark chestnut-brown fibrillose cap with umbo, with white flakes (remnants of veil) at the centre, radially cracked; fruity and non spermatic odour; stem washed with orange-red at mid-height; in damp areas along paths in woods

Inocybe maculata is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Inocybe maculata in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Inocybe maculata in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18