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Example 1

Observed: 15th September 2013 By: tadrians
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Description:

Found in a mainly Silver Birch plantation close to stream in Ross-shire, Scotland, IV19 1LD postcode

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Amadan's picture

My guess would have been -

A Clitocybe, one of the "Funnel Caps". A few explanatory words of wisdom from Fenwickfield (who's far better at fungi than I) would be welcomed here!

Fenwickfield's picture

Gills

The main feature with Clitocybe is that the gills always run down onto the stem (decurrent) in most of the species and cannot think of any large Clitocybe which do not have decurrent gills.I could be totally wrong but if not Lactarius would have looked at Russula. This is why it is so important to collect the right information when out in the field as from photo alone it is so much more difficult and sometimes impossible.I don't class myself as good at fungi I am just learning and make sure when I am out I record all details which enables me to narrow down what I have found when I get home.I hope this help's answer your question Amadan as I am not the best at explaining things.

Fenwickfield

Fenwickfield's picture

Gills

The main feature with Clitocybe is that the gills always run down onto the stem (decurrent) in most of the species and cannot think of any large Clitocybe which do not have decurrent gills.I could be totally wrong but if not Lactarius would have looked at Russula. This is why it is so important to collect the right information when out in the field as from photo alone it is so much more difficult and sometimes impossible.I don't class myself as good at fungi I am just learning and make sure when I am out I record all details which enables me to narrow down what I have found when I get home.I hope this help's answer your question Amadan as I am not the best at explaining things.

Fenwickfield

Amadan's picture

Thanks -

Yes, that is perfectly clear. The gills have it!