Inocybe saliceticola is a fungal species found in moist habitats in
Nordic countries. The species produces brown mushrooms with caps of
varying shapes up to 40 millimetres (1.6 in) across, and tall, thin
stems up to 62 millimetres (2.4 in) long, at the base of which is a
large and well-defined "bulb". The stem varies in colour, with whitish,
pale yellow-brown, pale red-brown, pale brown and grey-brown all
observed. The species produces unusually shaped, irregular spores, each
with a few thick protrusions. This feature helps differentiate it from
other species that would otherwise be similar in appearance and habit.
It grows in mycorrhizal association with willow, and it is for this that
the species is named. However, particular species favoured by the fungus
are unclear and may include beech and alder taxa. The mushrooms grow
from the ground, often among mosses or detritus. The species was first
described in 2009, and within the genus Inocybe, it is a part of the
section Marginatae. The holotype (pictured) was collected from the shore
of a lake near Nurmes, Finland. The species has also been recorded in
Sweden and, at least in some areas, it is relatively common.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inocybe_saliceticola>
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