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Large mushroom

Observed: 14th May 2012 By: Jonathan
iSpot team
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Spore print
Another specimen nearby - gills
Another specimen nearby
Another specimen nearby, underside
Description:

Cap 10cm - 25cm across with an ochraceous (=yellow?) tinge. Gills, free (not attached to stipe), pink and crowded.
Ring simple, descending
Smell mushroomy
Growing in grass near pine trees
Spores chocolate-brown

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

miked's picture

no colour changes when you

no colour changes when you scratched base of stem or cap?

Jonathan's picture

A bit yellow, maybe. I have

A bit yellow, maybe.

I have now uploaded a spore print. Does this help?

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

flaxton's picture

It looks more like A arvensis

It looks more like A arvensis with that yellowy granular look to the cap. It normally has a aniseed/almond aroma but not always

Jonathan's picture

I suspect that you are right.

I suspect that you are right. I have just found another one very nearby that is a whopper, with a cap about 25cm across. Will upload this here too.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)