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Surrey fungi

Observed: 10th October 2013 By: IsavarIsavar’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

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.


Fenwickfield's picture


Really important to have a photo of the gills and stem plus size smell if any.


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little people

Thanks Fenwickfield
This is very true, always give as much detail as possible. But these pics were taken by a little person that is not allowed to touch the mushrooms (hands in mouth are a constant issue ;-) and she was just hoping an expert would know anything about them (she believes they are quite special ;-)
I will try to venture myself and get better pics
Thanks for interacting with us!
iSpot mentor for the London area

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I don't know if this would be possible but I use disposable thin latex gloves but there adult hand size when handling ones I know to be questionable.When your next out with a group of little people is this possible I also carry a small bottle of hand sanitiser too. I do understand as I have a 7 year old niece and when she watches me I explain how careful you have to be.

Good luck in trying to find them again.


I have ad a good look at the photo's and in photo one there are two types of fungi ones on the left in a cluster may (tentative guess)be Field Blewitt - Lepista sordida the one on the left may be a Lactarius but not sure which one .I would not normally attempt an id from cap alone but I think it is important to try and give some idea as we need to encourage children to engage with nature.


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thanks Sheila!

Thank you Sheila

It was only a little young scientist that took the pic with her adult's smart phone. She can now refer to the books with that info you gaveand try to draw it. Main concern for her was if it was a species new to science ;-)
She will be provided with a ruler (giant mushroom not descriptive enough) and brush. Another fungi expert in 20 years? :-)
Most welcome for advice and expertise.

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I'm inclined to think the

I'm inclined to think the fungus on the right might be a brown roll-rim. The other possibly Gymnopus?