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Inocybe tricolor



Inocybe
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Cortinariaceae
Genus: Inocybe
Species: Inocybe tricolor
Binomial name
Inocybe tricolor
Kühner (1955)
Inocybe tricolor
mycological characteristics:
 
gills on hymenium
 
 

cap is flat or umbonate

 

hymenium is adnate

 

stipe is bare

 
 

spore print is tan or yellow

 

ecology is mycorrhizal

 

edibility: psychoactive

Inocybe tricolor is a rare member of the genus Inocybe which is widely distributed in temperate forests. It is a small mycorrhizal mushroom which contains the hallucinogens psilocybin and psilocin.

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Description

  • Cap: Brick red to chocolate brown, lighter towards the margin, convex to umbonate, with a fibrillose to squamulose cap. Usually less than 4cm across and has incurved margin until very mature.
  • Gills: adnate and very numerous, pale cream brown to yellowish tan.
  • Spores: Smooth and ellipsoid to oval, measuring 7.5 x 4.5 micrometres, ochre to tan brown.
  • Stipe: 2.5-6 cm long, 4 to 6 mm thick, and is equal width for the whole length, sometimes with some swelling at the base.
  • Taste:
  • Odor:
  • Microscopic features:

Distribution and habitat

Inocybe tricolor is a rare mushroom found under Norway Spruce in central Europe.

Edibility

Hallucinogenic. Contains psilocybin.

 
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Inocybe_tricolor". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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