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Dung Roundhead?

Observed: 21st June 2011 By: ben rigsbyben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
P6210262
Description:

10cm tall. gills chocolate brown and widely spaced. growing on horse manure in a hay meadow.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

parad1se's picture

Why do you think it is

Why do you think it is acuminatus rather than foenisecii or fimicola?

flaxton's picture

Hi The description of the

Hi
The description of the others says stipe smoothsilky/smooth satiny whereas acuminatus is light-grey pruinose on a dark background. This seems to fit better. Of course the spores of foenisecii are warty and firmicola has smaller spores. Unfortunatley we cannot see them ;)
From the photo alone as with lots of these it is only a best guess so it could be one of the others.

parad1se's picture

I wasn't aware of that

I wasn't aware of that feature of the stipe. I've assumed they can only be ID'd under a microscope, but that's a useful distinction in the field.

Thanks