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Can anyone help ID this please? (added via Android)

Observed: 10th October 2012 By: stevenelawsonstevenelawson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensstevenelawson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensstevenelawson’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Found in leaf litter beneath what I'm fairly sure is a lime (see leaf sample). starts out convex but then flattens, distinctive brown rim to cap, gills are distant, stem, cap and gills all pure white, stem slightly fibrillose


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Was the cap sticky or dry


If it was sticky or greasy it may be the genus Hygrophorus


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Hi Fenwickfield,
It wasn't particularly sticky, nor was it especially dry!
My only thought was that it might be a snowy waxcap, but the brown edge to the cap and the brown staining at the top of the gills made me doubt this.
Tis a puzzler, no doubt!

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Hygrophorus arbustivus seems

Hygrophorus arbustivus seems to be the closest - there are some which have a slight brown rim on the cap and both the gill colour and stem colour seem about right.

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Which book

I don't have this in my books so will have a look on the net