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Mushroom for ID please

Observed: 7th September 2011 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Cluster of beige mushrooms some with scaly caps growing in grass and leaf litter under a few pine and deciduous trees. Between 6 and 10 cm across caps. Ring on white stipe, with dark brown/grey almost black gills.

Identifications

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Agaricus interacts

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

any change

Did you smell it or cut it as some go a red colour when cut and others pinkish sometimes yellow or no change also some smell of aniseed,spore prints are useful too.It is worth remembering for future find's as it is so frustrating when you cannot find out what it is.I would agree it is an Agaricus.

Fenwickfield

Martincito's picture

There was no special smell

There was no special smell apart from a mushroomyness and no sign of red on the one that I uprooted and handled. I agree about the frustration - I don't really understand why it is so hard to ID fungi, but even when one looks quite distictive, it seldom matches anything in my "Complete guide to British Mushrooms and Toadstools". iSpot is really useful to help guide the learning process. Did you see my other recent observation by the way - http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/226418 - another frustrating toadstool!

Fenwickfield's picture

Boletus

Another hard group to ID I really do think it just takes a long time to learn about them as there are so many and they can differ so much too.I have The encyclopaedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe plus Roger Phillips Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain and Europe.I find they are very good books and the introductions are excellent on teaching all the technical term's.I know you said this one did not change colour but sometimes it has to be cut through the cap and stem and may take an hour or so to change.I always take a specimen of each find home as it help's when trying to identify them as sometimes our photos don't show the true colour.I have spoken to people who have been interested in Fungi id for over 20 years and they don't know everything,so the more you go out and find the more you learn.Book's can be bought second hand on Amazon or Abe books
Good Luck

Fenwickfield

Martincito's picture

Thanks for your

Thanks for your encouragement.. and for a couple of ideas to add to my Christmas list!