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Fungi id please

Observed: 1st December 2012 By: Adrian NikonAdrian Nikon’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
fungi id please-1
Lactarius gills
Description:

Found this fungi, amongst the leaves on woodland floor, under Oak and hawthorn.

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

  • milk-cap (Lactarius. spp)
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

What colour was the milk?

What colour was the milk?

Adrian Nikon's picture

The milk?

I should of checked this! will find out.

Chalkie's picture

did it have milk?

Looks perhaps a bit thin for Lactarius? It looks a bit like a Clitocybe? But that may be rubbish!

Adrian Nikon's picture

No Milk!

rechecked today and no milk, so rules out Lactarius! it had just a slight smell of mushroom! flesh creamy white, Chalkie i think you are right with Clitocybe, possibly inversa?

flaxton's picture

With no milk (which I did

With no milk (which I did suspect honest) Lepista flaccida (inversa) is a good bet.

Adrian Nikon's picture

Lepista flaccida (inversa)

Thank you all for your help.

Chalkie's picture

Maybe not rubbish after all!

Great - I actually recognised something even with the distraction of a different genus being offered - maybe I am making progress with fungi after all! :) (Some of my books use Clitocybe, some use Lepista, but Tawny Funnel was the one I was thinking of.)