Inocybe tricolor

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

cap is flat

or umbonate
hymenium is adnate
stipe is bare

spore print is tan

to 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. Inocybe tricolor is found under Norway Spruce in central Europe.


  • Cap: Brick red to chocolate brown, lighter towards the margin, convex to umbonate, with a fibrillose to squamulose cap. Usually less than 4 cm 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.

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  • Stamets, Paul (1996). Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press. ISBN 0-9610798-0-0.