Lilac Fibrecap

Poisonous Poisonous
Autumn Autumn
Summer Summer

Very common, poisonous and could be mistaken for the Amethyst Deceiver.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Lilac Fibrecap
Scientific Name Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina
Season Start Jul
Season End Oct
Average Mushroom height (CM) 4
Average Cap width (CM) 6
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

Lilac sometimes with an ochraceous tinge towards the prominent umbo. Smooth and silky.

Gills

Gills pale brown, off white or grey sometimes with a slight purple tinge.

Stem

Lilac coloured, thin and fibrous.

Flesh

White to pale lilac/violet.

Habitat

Most types of woodland.

Spore Print

Brown. Almond shaped. You should scrape your spores into a small pile to get an accurate spore colour.

Taste / Smell

Acrid.

Frequency

Common.

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