Growing directly out of the ground on the edge of deciduous woodland. About 7cm in diameter. Vague "mushroom" smell.
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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
No interactions present.
Suggest it isn't this species - should be pinkish- to dark brown, I think.
It would be more constructive if I could offer a positive alternative, of course!
Did it exude any latex when damaged? It has a bit of a Milk-Cap look about it.
Is the date correct as I thought they looked like Calocybe gambosa but they occur in spring but not confident to put it down as an id definitely not a horse mushroom as no ring on the stipe either.
No latex exuded when damaged.
The date is correct; it was only last Saturday I was out walking with my grandson.
There may be a ring very low down on the stipe.
Unless it has a synonym: a pity - it's a rather beautiful fungus!
I just looked it up on the internet as not in my books either.There is a book on the genus Russula but I have never bought it due to the difficulty at identifying them without the microscope and chemicals.I have bought some chemicals but my piggy bank needs a few more pennies in it before I can get my microscope.
for this, all concerned. Much appreciated.
Lat/Lng: 54.715678, -1.700548
OS grid ref: NZ193356