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Mottled Brown Fungus

Observed: 8th October 2013 By: AmadanAmadan’s reputation in Fungi and LichensAmadan’s reputation in Fungi and LichensAmadan’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Mottled brown cap about 7cm, flat. Gills beige, fairly widely spaced. Stipe grey-brown, white within, remnants of veil apparent. Mild mushroom odour and taste, no latex or discolouration. Growing in grass and reeds, birch and sallow nearby. Picked and posed for photos.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Armillaria interacts

Comments

marksteer's picture

Brown Rollrim Paxillus

Brown Rollrim Paxillus involuta possibly?
Did gills darken when bruised?

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

Amadan's picture

No discolouration

As noted above. I wasn't at all sure if the rim was rolled enough to be that species - but you may well be right.

marksteer's picture

P. involutus is a bit

P. involutus is a bit variable. Not convinced Armillaria genus - these are mostly on trees live or dead

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

AlanS's picture

But ...

Armillaria spp. (and I am sure this is one) can come up from tree roots and buried wood. I am not going to guess at the species.