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Inocybe lacera   (Torn Fibrecap)
North America, Europe
Cap 1-4 cm diameter, stem 2-4 cm tall * 0.2-0.5 cm thick
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Inocybe lacera, also known as Torn Fibrecap, is in appearance a typical "little brown mushroom", but specific features are very variable. It grows often on sandy soil with coniferous trees and on old moss-covered fire sites.

Cap snuff-brown, typically convex with a small umbo, fibrillose and scaley. The margin curves inwards and often splits. The flesh is whitish and unchanging. Gills attached to the stem, appearing either close together or crowded. Initially pale in colour, they gradually turn brownish as they mature, often developing whitish edges. Stem brown at the slightly bulbous base, but lighter towards the apex, and fibrillose. The stem has no ring but may have a thin ring zone resulting from the cortina. Spore print tobacco brown.

Microscopic Features: Spores measure approximately 12-17 x 4.5-6 ยต and have a long-elliptical or cylindrical shape. They have a smooth surface.

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