Urban Nature's picture

And these are in my garden too - anyone know what species they are?

Observed: 11th October 2011 By: Urban NatureUrban Nature’s reputation in Fungi and LichensUrban Nature’s reputation in Fungi and LichensUrban Nature’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Identifications

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Fenwickfield's picture

need

You need to photograph the gills to and give size to help with id,also what plant's or shrubs are near by

Fenwickfield

Urban Nature's picture

Ah! They were about 2-3 cm in

Ah! They were about 2-3 cm in diameter. They was near an old birch tree at the bottom on the garden in loads of leaf litter if thats any help.

Thanks.

miked's picture

DOn't suppose it had any

DOn't suppose it had any particular smell did it? Looks as though it should be relatively easy to get at least some ID on this but its a small brown one and sometimes they are a bit of a pain.

Urban Nature's picture

Yeah, it had quite a sweet

Yeah, it had quite a sweet smell to it if thats any help.

Urban Nature's picture

Thanks Alan for the ID.

Thanks Alan for the ID. Having looked on the NBN gateway, this seems a rare fungus - is this the case?

Many thanks.

AlanS's picture

Hi Joe

I think it is under-recorded rather than rare. I find it from time to time. However it is one of several rather similar species and it wasn't selected for inclusion in the original Phillips.

This group is suddenly a lot easier as there is a recent and very good (but expensive!) new monograph of the Collybia/Marasmius complex in Europe (Antonin & Noordeloos).

Incidentally, the caps are often rather darker than those in your photograph. My first thought was G. erythropus, until I looked at the photographs at highest magnification.

Alan