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The "Scurfy" look should be on the cap;) It still might be but L proxima normally has a long stipe.
Any suggestions please?
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It still might be L proxima but Laccaria lacata would be my suggestion. I always resort to looking at the spores.
All the photos and descriptions I found suggested a depressed centre of the cap for L lacata which was why I rejected it. However on re-reading (more accurately) Collins it says 'convex, becoming flatter with a depressed centre' so I think you are right. I should have made a spore print, you are more thorough than I!
In this case a spore print will not really help. Unless you have realllllly good eyes you won't be able to tell the round L lacata spores from the oval L poxima ones.
I have other similar specimens found the next day, perhaps I'll even it up and go for the Deceiver - one of them might be right!! I find it hard to be satisfied with the genus.
I think the above does have a long stipe, it goes through the grass stems.
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