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Another mystery!

Observed: 16th November 2011 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Flat/funnel-shaped cream/beige cap 9 cm across with darker, fawn striate wavy margin, about group growing in grass under beech and other trees in the park. Fawn stem 8 cm long, 1.5 cm diameter, tapering slightly towards top, with longitudinal fibres, indistinct white ring and white downy fibres from about 1 cm above ring to white slightly bulbous base. Adnate/decurrent gills, fawn, not forked, with white spots visible - maybe spores. White spore print.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Armillaria interacts

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

Tricholoma

Some have rings and some not rather a large group,may be worth a look I found something similar and I think it was identified as tricholoma sp also found one but had dark cap.but light grey fibrous stem and faint ring under Beech.

Good luck

Fenwickfield

Martincito's picture

The key pointed to T.

The key pointed to T. cingulatum, but I couldn't square the photos of that species with my observation...

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I think I'll put that up as a

I think I'll put that up as a possible ID and see if anyone agrees..

miked's picture

Nice spore print, glad to see

Nice spore print, glad to see that shown, probably more of us should put those on.
However for anything looking a bit like this my first thought is always honey fungus as its so common so need to think if it is this and if not then what features make it something else.

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I discounted Armillaria

I discounted Armillaria because these fungi were dotted about rather than in a cluster and growing in soil, not on wood. Also the cap lacked scales. But a few days later I did find a big clump of honey fungus on a stump a little further along... I just realised I've also got a photo of the (unstained) spores which I'll add now. Thanks for all your help so far with this ID.

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... and more recently I found

... and more recently I found a troop of these... so now I'm convinced that you were right all along and they are Honey Fungus! The other observation is http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/237460 and I'd appreciate your agreement to my ID and/or comments there too:-)