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Poplar Fieldcap (Agrocybe cylindracea)

Observed: 17th November 2009 By: Blewit Boy
Cardiff Naturalists' Society
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Description:

This fungi was growing in the ground against an elder tree trunk in a lawn. The cap is creamy brown, but is darker towards the centre. It has the appearance of a well baked white bread roll. The stem is creamy white, hollow and fibrous with a thin ring that seems to dry out quickly. The gills are creamy white and strongly decurrent. The spore print is mid chocolate brown.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

miked's picture

Looks rather like this

Looks rather like this one:
http://www.amanita-photolibrary.co.uk/photo_library/BI_fungi/Agrocybe_ae...
to me, I found it on poplar.

Blewit Boy's picture

Thanks miked.

I agree with your ident. Just looked that species up in my Roger Phillips book. And it appears to fit that description. However the photo in the book doesn't show the caps as being particularly brown. But apparently they darken with age, so perhaps that's why I passed them by. Lovely photo of your Poplar Fieldcaps by the way.

chris