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2013-09-26 13.44.07

Observed: 26th September 2013 By: antonypod56antonypod56’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
2013-09-26 13.44.07
Description:
Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Amadan's picture

It has the look

Of an Ink-Cap, possibly Coprinus plicatilis, the Pleated Ink-Cap. Bit I'm not confident enough to put it up formally.

antonypod56's picture

photo

what is lacking from this mobile phone image? regards; Antony

Amadan's picture

Fungi are tricky -

So a positive identification depends on various things including (not exclusively) -
Cap colour, shape, and texture
Gills or pores - colour, extent, thickness and density
Stipe or stem - colour, texture, length/thickness
What it is growing on, and what trees or other vegetation are around
Odour/taste (take care when tasting - only touch with your tongue, and if in doubt; don't)
Discolouration when bruised, broken or aged
Spore print
Some also have a preference for certain soil types.
Even then it may not be possible to get to species, I'm afraid. But it can be fun trying.

antonypod56's picture

small fungus

without destroying it ... the only info not obvious from my photo is.. its in short grass 1m from south facing wall. rhere is a penny in the image for size and thickness comparison. also can u check a previous mushroom that i submitted in Wales? someone said aminita. im unsure. antony.

Fenwickfield's picture

looked

I must start to look in the comments box first as I would have said for you to put it on as genus only and as you say very hard to pin down from this photo alone

Fenwickfield