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No interactions present.
See http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/235832 for last year's crop...
I do not think the matter of Macrolepiota is well resolved since no further specific identification of this http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/244864 has been proposed.
You have read the expert opinion about what M. konradii is?
Not what we imagine, perhaps.
Brampton Wood: A Natural History 2005
by Tom Collins, Barry P. Dickerson, Peter E. G. Walker, Terry C. E. Wells
Hardback 204 pages
lists M. gracilenta, M. konradii and M. mastoidea as occurring in Brampton Wood. My observation looks like the picture of M. konradii in Philips, would you agree?
Looks as though a further study with more reliable characters is needed. DNA perhaps ...
Can you move the ring up and down stem? Centre does not have usual star shape.
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Any discolouration when sectioned?
I gave a mushroom cap a pinch to see if it discoloured, which it didn't, and a sniff and didn't notice anything other than the usual "pleasant mushroomy" smell. My sense of smell isn't great however. Given all the above and Andreas Gminder's comments on Martin John's observation http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/244864, I think I'll revert to a generic ID of Macrolepiota.
Lat/Lng: 52.06262, 1.15909
OS grid ref: TM166451