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Saffron Milkcap?

Observed: 30th October 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Clutching at straws here. What a puzzle! The top of the cap has the look of a milkcap but there was no milk, only rainwater as far as I could see. The carrot coloured gills bruising slightly green and the pale yellow spore print (NOT pink - that was the ink running from the print on the other side of the paper) suggest Saffron Milkcap but the gill were barely decurrent.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

miked's picture

I am assuming its under pine

I am assuming its under pine rather than spruce

jhn7's picture

Mixture of trees in the woodland.

I didn't notice what sort of conifers were near by but on the RSPB website they refer to 'managing' plantation pines on the reserve so I think they were pines. Bit vague, sorry!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

miked's picture

there is a pine needle in the

there is a pine needle in the background so i went for pines.

jhn7's picture

Thanks!

Great detective work!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)