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Laccaria tortilis

Observed: 22nd September 2012 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Laccaria tortilis
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Description:

On bare soil Cap brownish-pink slightly funnel shaped wavy,scurfy 1.5cm,gills pink adnate broad,distant,stem 0.5cm same colour as cap but with white woolly appearance at base.
Never seen these before so new find

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

miked's picture

Don't think its a laccaria.

Don't think its a laccaria. possibly a arrhenia?? but don't know. might help to have an idea of spore colour.

Fenwickfield's picture

looked

No examples in my books so had a look on the net it says there are 28 different ones and it seems to look like Arrhenia acerosa.I am going to change my id to this as a might be and thanks for guiding me in the right direction as I have never seen on before,I did do a spore print on white paper and there is nothing this morning but there in the garden so I will see if the frost has not got them and take another on black paper.

Fenwickfield

miked's picture

I am far from sure about

I am far from sure about Arrhenia, there are plenty of other possibilities i suspect. Will be interesting to see spore print, you could perhaps try it on glass if you can't see it on white paper.

Fenwickfield's picture

will do

Had a look on my way out fungi hunting and there is one there next to the stone will put it on glass and fingers crosses I will get a print.
Thanks

Fenwickfield

AlanS's picture

Correct first time?

It's a while since I have seen it, and I am getting very rusty on fungi - too busy with lichens and no time for checking.

However it does look like my memory of L. tortilis.

Alan