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Leucopaxillus giganteus

Observed: 9th November 2011 By: Tim EntwisleTim Entwisle’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
PB092831 Leucopaxillus giganteus

Cap about 10 inches/25 cm in diameter.


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flaxton's picture

How big was this?

How big was this?

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About 10 inches/25 cm in diameter across the top.

Martincito's picture

I've agreed with your ID of

I've agreed with your ID of L. giganteus but the colour seems a bit strange. Another candidate ID I considered was Clitocybe geotropa, which can also be very big, and is more likely to be buff. However I've read somewhere that C. geotropa tends to have a relatively long stem, so that made me doubt THAT ID! Nice photos by the way.