beneath scots pine in needle litter.
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These photos show the mushroom as having a brown orange cap. However, this was just how it appeared under my kitchen lights. The actual colour of the cap was more grey brown than orange brown. Hope this helps.
Have you thought of the possibility of field blewit. Saw loads of these yesterday in grassland and they started off the normal brown/purplish colour but as they faded and got older then went much more brownish. what habitat were yours in?
It was growing in needle litter beneath pine trees beside a main road. I could not see any purple colour which I would normally associate with the Blewits. However, it does have thick cuticle on cap and mottled flesh like Blewit. I'm going do a spore print to see if that reveals anything, although I think this specimen might be too immature to be releasing spores yet. I may go back to the site and search around for more to aid identification.
The second photo shows a bluish stalk. Field Blewits on Portland look just like this.
But this was growing under a pine tree. Could it still be a Field Blewit??
It depends, we have some mushrooms that normally grow in grassland growing under pine here at ou but the pines have been planted in the grassland and the area is still quite open with grass.
Oh right, thanks miked. These are pines are surrounded by grass. So maybe that's the reason I found them under pine and not in the open grass.
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