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Lilac Bonnet

Observed: 20th October 2013 By: MoschatelMoschatel’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMoschatel’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMoschatel’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMoschatel’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Lilac Bonnet
Lilac Bonnet
Description:

Group of four small pink mushrooms growing on short turf. Cap 15mm across, pinky-lilac, smooth, hemispherical, striated at edges, dry. Gills mauve, adnate. Stipe 4cm long, 3mm wide, smooth, grey with a lilac sheen, white hairs at base. No smell, but tastes of radishes. Two problems - M pura normally associated with Beech and does not make white hairy base.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

marksteer's picture

Did you smell it? Lilac

Did you smell it? Lilac Bonnet is supposed to smell of radish according to Collins! Also not specific to Beech but usually leaf litter in deciduous and coniferous woodland. Any trees near by?

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marksteer's picture

Sorry didn't read your notes

Sorry didn't read your notes fully - 'tastes of radish' would suggest you have correct ID!

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Spore print

Thanks for the feedback. I also just completed a spore print - which is white - which is further confirmation.