Growing from pine cone
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Did you get any pictures of the spines underneath? That looks far hairier than I would normally expect and could be something rarer.
Do you have picture showing the spines? I must say this looks extremly floccose
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Lol snap ;-)
It's still sitting outside, so I can go and look straight away!!
The teeth are almost as long as the hairs and greyish. You have to look towards the stipe to see them as the hairs are dense around the margin of the cap.
I can photograph the spines tomorrow, but it will mean removing the cap. There were at least two more fruitbodies on site.
I must say, having looked at other pictures of the spines, it doesn't look right. I have to admit that, because it was a toothed fungus, the right shape and growing out of a pine cone, I just assumed......
Is the stem centrally attached to cap or off centre?
If it is earpick it is a fairly common species so personally I would collect sample and (due to its unusual looks)try and get BMS, ABFG member to verify. Might be an as yet undocumented variant.
Stipe is off-centre as with Earpick.
I have found this on many occasions and it has never looked like this but if you check out Mycokey http://www.mycokey.org/result.shtml?genSpec=Genus&ID=60&showList=Result&... you will see yours is quite similar to the one shown.
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