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Added: 12th September 2013 Description:
Further photos taken with a bit more detail. It's amazing how much the fungi have changed in a couple of days! 4 or maybe 5 groups like this in a small area. Bark chipping as stated plus mixed leaf litter - oak, ash & chestnut.
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Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be. Notes: I am tempted to guess at the species, but safer to stick to the genus I think - this being a large genus generally requiring microscopic examination. A spectacular photograph, showing well how certain Psathyrella species really, really like bark chippings. The guess at the species that I am not going to make? Well ... P. microrrhiza is one that can grow like this and it looks to have the fluffy base to the stipe, but others of the P. corrugis group are very similar and can be abundant on bark chippings too, sometimes two or more species together.
Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain. Notes: In view of the extra photographs I now feel more confident of my previously tentative identification to species. Ideally the photographs would include one lifted out of the ground so we can see the stipe base (fluffy with coarse mycelium and slightly rooting), and almost any Psathyrella should have its microscopic characters checked, but I think the ID can be given now. Note to iSpot: the correct spelling of microrrhiza is as I have given it here. The auto-complete gives "microrhiza", which is wrong!
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