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My first Hygrophoropsis

Observed: 11th 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:

Buff funnel-shaped slightly downy cap, about 6 cm across with white wavy, slightly rolled-in margin then concentric bands of progessively darker colour towards tawny centre. Decurrent cream-coloured gills, dichotomously forking 5 or 6 times. Spore print didn't come out. Beige fibrous twisted stem (darker than gills, same colour as centre of cap), 6 cm long, 1 cm diameter, narrower towards gills, no ring. No distinctive smell, no milk. The forked gills are the key feature of Hygrophoropsis, I believe.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

parad1se's picture

This doesn't look orange

This doesn't look orange enough to me for H. aurantiaca. With that thin flesh I'm wonderig if yiu haven't got Clitocybe gibba?

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I think the forked gills are

I think the forked gills are the key clue to the ID...

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... also I just discovered

... also I just discovered that there is a pallid variety of the False Chanterelle - alternative ID now added, though if I click Get Recommended iSpot removes the var. pallida!