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Fungus - Inocybe nitidiuscula
Family - Inocybaceae
Also known as - Fiber Cap

Inocybe nitidiuscula is one of several hundred species or mushrooms in the Inocybaceae genus that adapt to the local environment and differing trees.  Forming a conical cap that flattens with age, with a pronounced dark umbo (bump) in the centre, they are generally of a variable brown colour there are also others of a bluish hue.  The colour graduates from the dark centre to a very pale ragged edge with an overall ragged appearance.

FBCP do not advise or recommend that Fungus - Inocybe nitidiuscula is eaten or used as a herbal remedy.   Inocybe species are not considered suitable for consumption.  Several species of the family contain large amounts of Muscarine, a toxic alkaloid that can cause hallucinations and convulsions.

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