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_MG_0567

Observed: 14th August 2011 By: miked
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_MG_0567
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Description:

Plums and custard? The gps is 6cm long. fungus is wrong colour for the tricholomopsis but gills remind me of it with their hint of yellow. It was growing on a heap of rotting conifer stumps.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

jccurd's picture

That ...

... is a GPS, Mike? What brand, pray tell?

John

miked's picture

Its written on there if you

Its written on there if you zoom in, its quite expensive but the similar cheaper ones i have tried have fallen to bits after only a handful of uses, the first one of these i had lasted more than 2 years regularly used and only stopped using it when the battery sometimes ran out quickly (you can't replace the rechargable battery). lasts all day and just plug into usb to recharge.

jhn7's picture

Tapinella atrotomentosa

Probably a ridiculous suggestion but what about Tapinella atrotomentosa? The cap is not quite right but it has gills and grows on conifer stumps.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

miked's picture

Interesting, I had the same

Interesting, I had the same thought when i was initially trying to ID before upload to ispot but could not see any hint of the darker stem, see additional photo. Also all the specimens of Tapinella I've seen have been in scotland or other places well north of here, I am not sure if it is a particular northern species or not though.

jhn7's picture

Berkshire record

Leif Goodwin has a record in Berkshire. Have you considered Gymnopilus? G hybridus grows on conifer stumps.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

miked's picture

Don't think its Gymnopilus

Don't think its Gymnopilus hybridus, that tends to be rather smaller, the cap on this was 12-15cm across.