Inocybe haemacta is one of the rare psilocybian members of the large “fibrous hat” Inocybe genus. Because this genus includes 1400 species of edible, psychoactive and poisonous mushrooms mixed, it has the reputation of making identification dangerously tricky; it is therefore strongly advised to not ingest these from the wild.
Inocybe haemacta is a mycorrhizal mushroom, meaning he has a symbiotic relationship with plants. It inherits its name “haemacta: from the distinct pinkish undertones and pinkish bruising reaction. This mildly hallucinogenic mushroom is widespread throughout Europe yet rarely reported in the Netherlands and the British Isles. It is believed to be more widely distributed than present-day data suggests.