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Observed: 9th October 2011 By: timmy tiptoes
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Found at base of tree. Reddish brown top slightly moist, stems not really very visible, gills white - I think specimen is quite old due to dry conditions.


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

Species interactions

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Current name

I have added agreement to "Collybia fusipes", but it is not a true Collybia.

The currently accepted correct name, confirmed by DNA work, is Gymnopus fusipes. I think this will prove to be a stable name-change, so worth getting used to it.

N.B. Phillips 1981 is now 30 years old! Excellent book, but names and concepts have moved on.