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Distinctive fungus

Observed: 22nd September 2013 By: Steve_VSteve_V’s reputation in Fungi and LichensSteve_V’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Volvariella gloiocephala 5
Description:

Very distinctive cone-shaped fungus - there were maybe 5 in a group in rough grass in semi-shade under mixed conifer and broadleaf trees on sandy acid soil. Gills the same colour as the cap and stem, no discernable smell. A couple a days later the cap had opened slightly but was still distinctly conical or dome-shaped - not flat at all. Ideas?

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

flaxton's picture

This is often the shape of

This is often the shape of Macrolepiota rachodes.