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Mushrooms growing on Beech
Observed: 13th January 2012 By: Martincito
Added: 24th January 2012
Group of large golden-brown mushrooms growing at base of a beech tree. Caps up to 14 cm across, scaly, flat with some splits towards down-turned margin revealing white flesh, some specimens darker brown and dirty-looking. Gills dark-brown/yellow-brown and dirty-looking, look eaten in places, adnate/decurrent. Stem 7 cm long, 1.5 cm diameter, maybe tapering a little towards base, beige, a bit darker at top with fibres visible down to a ragged ring zone then covered with large, well-spaced curved dark scales. Spore print rust brown. Spores oval 6.5-7.5 x 4-4.5, brown in Melzer's, smooth, germ pore visible in some.