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Small brown conical fungus

Observed: 29th April 2012 By: Jonathan
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Description:

Matches Macrocystidia cucumis quite well:
Conical cap 40mm width, colour dark brown with lighter-coloured margin.
Gills adnate, broader in the middle
Stipe sbout 6mm wide and mushroom about 5cm tall
However, I would not call the odour 'cucumber', though it might be tending towards 'fishy'

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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Johnathan If you compare with

Johnathan
If you compare with the second and third photos in the "Other Observations" you will see the distinctive pale cap edge and dark brown almost black stem are both missing on yours. Add the lack of cucumber smell and I think you might change your id.
Looking at the hairs on the cap edge and the first signs of "milk" being given off by the gills (which would turn black as it matured) I think you have the Weeping Widow Lacrymaria lacrymabunda.

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Thanks, Malcolm. I looked for

Thanks, Malcolm. I looked for milk and didn't see any, but I accept what you say and will post your suggestion.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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If you look at the second

If you look at the last photo you can see some just by the stem and more on the gill edges.

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So you can! I suppose I was

So you can! I suppose I was expecting something more obvious and copious, like you get from a dandelion. The specific epithet 'lacrymabunda' is a bit over the top, don't you think?

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)