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Unknown Fungus

Observed: 3rd March 2012 By: ns2658
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Unknown Fungus
Description:

If anyone can identify this fungus I would be very appreciative. Thanks.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

Gill's

Do you have any other photo's of the gill's,stem as would help with id

Fenwickfield

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Gill's

No, sorry. I didn't think to do it at the time, but I will in future. I realised my mistake as soon as I got home.

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no worries

I take pictures of gills,stem ,cap also it is worth seeing if it has any smell plus if the cap is greasy,dry ect habitat too.I usually carry a small notebook,pencil and ruler for measurements and any other details as it is so easy to forget by the time I get home.

hope this help's you with future finds.

Fenwickfield

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Query

Thanks for the help. I have a quick query. If the cap is close to the substrate on a short stem. what is the best way of getting a picture of the gills without pulling off the cap?

Sorry if this is a silly question but I am a fungi novice. Birdwatching is my area.

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no problem

It is okay to loosen it from the soil if you have a penknife just carefully remove it,this does not damage future fungi as the spores are released long before the fungi matures.It does suggest that this is done in fungi books also it enables you to see how the gills are attached to the stem as this is also helpful for id.I always remove the fungi from the soil to get good shots.It is with some large specimens easy to get a shot if you can get the camera at ground level but it sometimes casts a shadow.

Fenwickfield