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P1060765

Observed: 1st October 2011 By: rcscorerrcscorer’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensrcscorer’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
P1060765
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Description:

Group of fungi on dune grass grazed by rabbits. Soft and fleshy. Offensive smell.

Identifications

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    Likely ID
    Lepiota sp.
    Confidence: It might be this.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • flaxtonflaxton’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensflaxton’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensflaxton’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensflaxton’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensflaxton’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
    • Mushroom LadyMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
    • anonymous spotter
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

How big were they?

How big were they?

rcscorer's picture

Lepiota sp.

Largest was about 15cm. Smell was strikingly unpleasant!!!

rcscorer

anonymous spotter's picture

The odour suggests-

Lepiota cristata, a very common species in the UK, sometimes called the Stinking Dapperling. However, photos of this species usually show a more pronounced brown "apex" to the cap.
British Wildlife August 11 reports finding the much rarer L. hymenoderma in Wales recently - only distinguishable by microscopic examination.