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Possible Inkcap for ID please.

Observed: 25th May 2013 By: charlie streetscharlie streets’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenscharlie streets’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

The two photos were taken 24 hours apart.The mushrooms are on the edge of a wood chip path and they're about an inch high.The gills are blackish.Anybody any suggestions?
Thanks for looking.


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    Likely ID
    Inkcap species.
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

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Fenwickfield's picture

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Really need sizes of cap and stem also photo of the gills,it's useful to get a photo of the fungi cut through so you can see if the stem is hollow,full,cap flesh colour and how the gills are attached to the stem,as some coprinus I think look quite similar when past there best plus it's hard to gauge size from the photo.It is also useful to see if its growing from buried wood,dung,stumps ect.


charlie streets's picture

Hi Sheila, yes, I must (and

Hi Sheila, yes, I must (and will) get in to the habit of doing what you advise. It was a lazy post in the hope that they might be readily identifiable - obviously not :-)

Fenwickfield's picture

Don't worry

I have done the same when out and not expecting to find any fungi. I then started to carry a small ruler,pen knife,pencil and small notepad in my coat pocket just in case as they always appear when your not prepared.It is worth going out looking as I have found a few over the past week and managed to identify some of them but some will remain a mystery until I save enough pennies for my microscope (wish they were just pennies)



charlie streets's picture

I think after the first five

I think after the first five years or so I will have started to get the hang of identifying fungi :-)
I've never known such a difficult group of wildlife to identify before - I shall go out and buy a small notebook and pen knife ASAP!