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Observed: 25th September 2011 By: miked
iSpot team
Fungi and Lichens expert

This one rings a bell but can't think what it is. the splodgy cap and method of gill attachment and white gills all seem to go together but can't remember what species or even genus. had aspect of st george's mushroom or lepista. it was growing on the edge of woodland so could have been a grassland or woodland species.


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Species interactions

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It is very reassuring that

It is very reassuring that sometimes even the experts are stumped! Was the photo really taken in Russia?

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Yes it was in Russia, have

Yes it was in Russia, have been entering a bunch of images from Russia and Finland recently. I gave a talk about ispot at one of the universities in russia and the people there were very interested.

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iSpot, and especially the

iSpot, and especially the experts who help so much, are an amazing resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the natural world.

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Am sure the ispot team really

Am sure the ispot team really appreciate your feedback.

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I don't think it is the

I don't think it is the collybia, had already considered that one. the stems were not tough like you get with most Collybias (you can often turn upside down and shake them and the stems don't break but go stringy), they also tend to have rather long relatively thin stems.
these fungi were thick set like a stocky lepista.

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The Tricholoma looks like a

The Tricholoma looks like a definite possibility, it did have a significant smell. In the field initially I thought it might be 'the miller' so had a good sniff but the fairly strong smell was not of flour but more earthy which might also fit with Tricholoma stiparophyllum.