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One i never got to grips with!

Observed: 13th August 2011 By: Little_aukLittle_auk’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittle_auk’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittle_auk’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Waxcap i think ?
Waxcap i think?
Waxcap i think?
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miked's picture

perhaps an entoloma but far

perhaps an entoloma but far from sure.

D.M.H.'s picture

The 'root' and wrinkled cap

The 'root' and wrinkled cap are both features of my suggestion but not found in grassland unless growing from buried wood.

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miked's picture

Had n't thought of Xerula but

Had n't thought of Xerula but it does look quite similar if a bit small. I have only ever found Xerula in woodland though

D.M.H.'s picture

Personally I have only found

Personally I have only found it in the wood also but it is known to grow in grasslands from buried wood. Although consulting books none specify woods but rather buried wood.

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D.M.H.'s picture

Little auk you suggested a

Little auk you suggested a waxcap was that because of how cap felt?

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Little_auk's picture

Thank you!

Thank you both for your comments. The cap did feel waxy and as the direct area was pickled with golden, parrot and snowy waxcaps, it was the first thing that came into my head but i was unable to find a potential fit in this area. There were several mature trees not far away (several species). Looking at pictures of rooting shank, it certainly looks about right!

D.M.H.'s picture

we might convince Miked with

we might convince Miked with that addition about texture ;-)

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miked's picture

well it might be. will have

well it might be. will have to look out for it in these habitats.

Little_auk's picture

My bad for not getting more

My bad for not getting more info/spore print etc. I'll certainly keep my eyes peeled for any more of these in future! I dare say i might be posting a couple more from my 'never got to grips with' archive soon! :) Thanks both.