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Fungus with strange circle

Observed: 8th November 2011 By: RefugeeRefugee’s reputation in Fungi and LichensRefugee’s reputation in Fungi and LichensRefugee’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Fungus with strange circle

Fungus with strange circle on the cap found under Birch in a plantation over coal slag.


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    Likely ID
    Fungus with strange circle
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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consider this observation

consider this observation along with
it might just be a frost affected lactarius or brown roll rim or could be something else but i am wondering how much we are seeing is the true nature of the fungus and how much is due to being affected by frost or being past its best. if it is past its best it might be impossible to say what it is.
did you have the impression that they were past their best, were they soggy, had there been a frost?

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Both of those were compared off line prior to submission. The positive ID i did myself was done via a partial name and a brows through other observations. The "dip" in the cap did it for me. On the other the rim did not appear to be rolling and there was no Dip in the cap. Fly Agaric is collected by drug addicts and i do not get much chance to do pictures. It was about 150 yards away from the Roll rim i did an ID on and about 50 yards in the opposite direction from the younger one in the third and fourth images. Frost is off the list. I walked from south to north and the image numbers and time are used to get the pin positions on the map. It was closest to the pore fungus i observed.