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Fungi

Observed: 14th October 2012 By: pen-y-bont_mikepen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenspen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

The 4th photo is of a pair growing approx 30cm from the standing plant in the 1st 2 photos.
The last photo is of a single specimen approx 40cm from the first in the opposite direction. I have no idea if it is the same species but it was the same size and there are some similarities in the cap structure so I am including it in case it is a younger example of the others.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

pen-y-bont_mike's picture

Blackening waxcap

Thanks for the ID. I'm vaguely familiar with this species from 5 or 6 observations at a site approx 10km west of here and that was my immediate reaction from a distance but I changed my mind on closer inspection. These gave the impression of being more fragile and less "chunky" than other examples I have seen. The caps were also not really waxy in appearance and much more heavily ridged than I have seen before. If your ID is correct they must all (including a few very small examples nearby) have been more mature than any I have seen before.

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There are now thought to be

There are now thought to be up to ten different species hiding within the umbrella of H conica so until they are sorted out it will remain a very variable species.

pen-y-bont_mike's picture

New species

Thanks flaxton. Very interesting.