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Really need to see the gills as these can be so alike from the photo. I don't mean to sound picky but it is so important to show gill's,stem and cap as you may know it's right but I need to see these features before agreeing as I do not want to guess and agree
You are of course correct, I need to practice what I preach. I don't think I have Gil photo but will look.
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The cap texture and black, shiny stem look to be to be good enough to be sure of this one. It should really be called Gymnopus androsaceus - DNA shows it is not a Marasmius though it is superficially similar to certain true Marasmius species (especially the non-British M. wettsteinii, which has a similar stem).
It may be no problem for yourself Alan as you are an expert in this field but it is for me as I would love to agree but would need to see more features to be confident in agreeing.
I had hoped that with the distinct stem it could be agreed on hence added info but I was not sure. Thanks Alan =)
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