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Observed: 9th September 2011 By: miked
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_MG_0988 1

Any ideas on this one. Looked very distinctive with the swollen base like a boletus but then the cap has the splodges(and gills) like a lactarius (e.g. L. blennius and there were beech and other broadleaves around). Am sure i have seen this kind of thing before but can't remember what it turned out to be.


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I had n't thought of the

I had n't thought of the clitocybe but can see what you mean, they often have this bulbous base and small top as they develop.

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It's also the time of year

It's also the time of year for them.

Mushroom Lady

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"It's also the time of year

"It's also the time of year for them." Actually I tend to associate them with much later in the year here, one of the oct/nov species well after the boletes etc and we are still in the middle of bolete season here. it has been too dry for fungi until recently.

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I did see them in September

I did see them in September last year, but yes, you're right, they appear later as well.
Anyway, I suppose it varies from place to place and from year to year.

Mushroom Lady