kcf32's picture

Unidentified fungus

Observed: 15th May 2010 By: kcf32
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
kcf32’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenskcf32’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Granville 2010-05-15 049.jpg
Granville 2010-05-15 052.jpg

Found in the grass at the base of a pitmound. The cap is flat, about 3-5cm in diameter; gills brown and the stem was about 7-10cm in length, cylindrical and relatively smooth.


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Norwichnaturalist's picture

Marasmius oreades

Fairy ring champighnon

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member

kcf32's picture

Marasmius oreades

Thank you for you identification.

I have had a look at examples on the web and in a guide. These imply that it grows in rings, although they can be loosely defined; the example in the photograph was isolated, there was no obvious evidence of other fungi nearby.

I have had a suggestion from another source that this may be Psathyrella spadiceogrisea.

It is difficult to be certain from a photograph and a few impressions of the characteristics, but which do you think is most likely?