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Inocybe tricolor

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Cortinariaceae
Genus: Inocybe
Species: Inocybe tricolor
Binomial name
Inocybe tricolor
Kühner (1955)
Inocybe tricolor
mycological characteristics:
gills on hymenium

cap is flat or umbonate


hymenium is adnate


stipe is bare


spore print is tan or yellow


ecology is mycorrhizal


edibility: psychoactive

Inocybe tricolor is a rare member of the genus Inocybe which is widely distributed in temperate forests. It is a small mycorrhizal mushroom which contains the hallucinogens psilocybin and psilocin.


  • Cap: Brick red to chocolate brown, lighter towards the margin, convex to umbonate, with a fibrillose to squamulose cap. Usually less than 4cm across and has incurved margin until very mature.
  • Gills: adnate and very numerous, pale cream brown to yellowish tan.
  • Spores: Smooth and ellipsoid to oval, measuring 7.5 x 4.5 micrometres, ochre to tan brown.
  • Stipe: 2.5-6 cm long, 4 to 6 mm thick, and is equal width for the whole length, sometimes with some swelling at the base.
  • Taste:
  • Odor:
  • Microscopic features:

Distribution and habitat

Inocybe tricolor is a rare mushroom found under Norway Spruce in central Europe.


Hallucinogenic. Contains psilocybin.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Inocybe_tricolor". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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