Collared Fibrecap - Inocybe cincinnata
Cap 1 to 2.5 cm across, bell-shaped then expanding with a broad umbo, reddish-brown, densely covered in minute erect scales. Stem tinged violaceous at apex, thinly covered in brownish cottony tufts towards the base. There are over 110 species in the genus Inocybe and they are very difficult to identify and need to be microscopically examined by an expert. Inocybe cincinnata is further split into var. cincinnata and the very similar var. major.
Most Inocybe species need to be microscopically examined by an expert before we can accept records and that includes Inocybe cincinnata.
Associated with trees, sometimes in damp deciduous and coniferous woods.
Season summer to autumn.
True status is difficult to determine due to difficulty of identification, but it would appear to be quite widespread in Britain.
Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland possibly due to difficulty of identification.
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