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Observed: 2nd October 2011 By: leenestofvipersleenestofvipers’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensleenestofvipers’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensleenestofvipers’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensleenestofvipers’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Large white mushroom in lawn. Very dry cap surface. No unusual smell.

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

I am not sure how much it

I am not sure how much it would help but try getting a spore print and check the colour. If you do it on white paper any colour in the spores would show up.

Martincito's picture

White spores might not show

White spores might not show up very well on white paper...

leenestofvipers's picture

ok

My husband mowed it whilst I was away so couldn't get a spore print. It was growing with others, none of which had this funnel shape. Don't know if that helps with ID.

Martincito's picture

As you know I'm far from

As you know I'm far from being an expert on fungi, but my book says Clitocybe start off convex or hemispherical before expanding to the typical funnel shape. Hopeful a real expert will drop by and say what species this really is!

leenestofvipers's picture

clitocybe

They came up again and I took a spore print which was white so looks good for one of the Clitocybe. Now where is my microscope?

Martincito's picture

Very obliging for it to make

Very obliging for it to make an encore!

leenestofvipers's picture

yes

Every time it rains...up they come. Ain't nature great?

Martincito's picture

I haven't seen a single

I haven't seen a single fungus around here for weeks - except perennial brackets on trees. I guess this is because it has been very dry...