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White Fibrecap

Observed: 11th August 2013 By: LittorellaLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

White, fibrous cap and stem. Cap diameter 3.5cm. Gills creamy, crowded, but did not see attachment as did not pick (the only one and despite apparently being common I do not recall seeing it before).

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

dejayM's picture

north

That's lovely - I have never seen one.
I MUST say Sue, that I like your style. Excellent pictures, cleaver text and a few ID Notes - a treat.
Good wishes then from THE north.

dejayM's picture

Guide

Good 'old' Alan - thanks.
Not just a potentially accurate ID but some good guidance.
I'll shift my agreement when I've read more but I have not removed it yet (for the record).

Littorella's picture

Ah!

I was distracted by the startling paleness of it. I usually sidestep Inocybe species for the moment.
Many thanks,
Sue

AlanS's picture

colour

I. rimosa actually varies in colour quite a bit, though fortunately it is very distinctive under the microscope. This pale straw variant is quite common.

I. geophylla by contrast is sometimes pale straw (there is a varietal name which I forget) but it is generally almost pure white and the cap is silky smooth.

Alan