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Agaricus

Observed: 28th October 2013 By: ben rigsbyben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensben rigsby’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Caps (10-15 cm) covered in greyish scales, particularly towards the centre. Crowded, free gills are quite pallid to begin with, before turning pink when the caps were fully open and looking like they would eventually end up brown. Ring. Distinct unpleasant - though not particularly strong - smell of phenol/carbolic. Stained yellow in the bulbous stipe base when cut but not as brightly perhaps as A xanthodermus i have previously bisected. Habitat: deciduous woodland dominated - at this point - by mature Ash Fraxinus exelsior.
A placomyces seems to fit Phillips and other descriptions ive researched very well but admittedly, this is not a species i 'know'
so members thoughts/comments/disagreements are most welcome!

Identifications

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Comments

marksteer's picture

Good set of photos and plenty

Good set of photos and plenty of info! Based on smell I would suggest A. xanthodermus.In past I have found varying times for yellow staining to show and different strength of colour!

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

ben rigsby's picture

thanks Mark and im very

thanks Mark and im very grateful for your thoughts too. another i was considering was A xanthodermus var grisea? any further opinion on that?
regards, Ben