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Unknown mushroom on cycle path

Observed: 15th June 2012 By: djturpindjturpin’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensdjturpin’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Observed over the course of five days next to a cycle path. First spotted as a pure white tennis ball after a week of rain. It started to yellow at the top as it grew and was picked on day five. One of a fused pair with a tough-ish stem; some very dark brown spores brushed off onto my hand when picked.
On the fifth day I noticed some other mushrooms coming up about 2m away from the first (see 3rd image).


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GrizzledBadger's picture

cap/ stem (Stipe)yellowing

cap/ stem (Stipe)yellowing where handled,stipe staining yellow at base when cut through vertically. Not edible.


miked's picture

Might be yellow stainer as

Might be yellow stainer as you say although the Agaricus group is quite tricky with a few looking similar to this. Did you check the characters GrizzledBadger mentions?