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Topic: New Inocybe Fungus

Chris,

A new species of Inocybe described from the UK - Inocybe ionolepis. It's part of the Inocybe geophylla/lilacina group, described by Penny Cullington and Ellen Larssen with help from Kare Liimatainen from Kew, and published just in time for Christmas. The full description can be found here: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ … cYFsxKwiig . The purple/lilac scales on the cap are apparently distinctive if you catch it in dry conditions, but these may be lost if it's wet or if it's fruiting late.

Cheers,
Steve

Steve J. McWilliam
www.rECOrd-LRC.co.uk
www.stevemcwilliam.co.uk/guitar/

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Re: New Inocybe Fungus

No problem - I'll add that :)

Chris Raper, Manager of the UK Species Inventory, Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity,
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.  (tel: 020 7942 5894)
also Tachinid Recording Scheme (http://tachinidae.org.uk/)