Public Description of Inocybe sensu lato

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Name: Inocybe sensu lato
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Inocybaceae

General Description:

Small to medium sized, fleshy, spore color dull brown; usually terrestrial; usually brownish; caps dry, wooly, scaly, or radially fibrillose; odor usually fruity or spermatic; no ring, veil absent or fibrillose or cobwebby.1 2


All ectomycorrhizal, so near conifer, oak; especially Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas-fir).2


1 Arora, Mushrooms Demystified (Ten Speed Press 2d ed. 1986)

2 Stuntz & Gibson, Interim ‘Skeleton Key’ to some common species of INOCYBE in the Pacific Northwest (1978, 2004)

3 Trudell & Ammirati, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest (Timber Press 2009)

4 Wikipedia,;

5 Michael Wood & Fred Stevens, California Fungi—Inocybe (a MykoWeb Page)


Common name “Fiber Cap”

Description author: Joseph D. Cohen (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Jason Hollinger