ex-royal's picture

Not known fungus

Observed: 21st October 2013 By: ex-royalex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Less that 0.5cm in diameter. Stipe much longer. Interesting white rim on the cap. Growing in a mixed deciduous wood. Nearest trees - Ash.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

marksteer's picture

Oh dear! One of those little

Oh dear! One of those little brown ones that are so beloved by field mycologists NOT!
Maybe someone will try to give you id!

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

marksteer's picture

Looking again - Mycena??? Any

Looking again - Mycena??? Any smell when bruised? Was it growing on twig or log (type if possible) or soil? Soil type - acid alkaline??

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

parad1se's picture

Almost certainly a

Almost certainly a Psathyrella. Not likely to get any further than that.

marksteer's picture

Not so sure - all Psathyrella

Not so sure - all Psathyrella spp. seem to be 3 plus cm this one only 5mm . OK not expert!

Maybe Fenwickfield has idea!!!

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ex-royal's picture

Didn't

bruise it and smell - sorry. It was growing out of the earth, not wood, amongst bramble. There were quite a lot of mixed cut branches around because of recent trimming/felling. The nearest trees were Ash. We have hard water here so the local soil is likely to be alkaline. Hope this helps.

Alan

ex-royal's picture

Could it possibly be

Common Stump Brittlestem - Psathyrella hydrophila. It grows around the stumps of dead deciduous trees as well as from them. First Nature says the cap becomes between 2-4cm across when it has flattened so it could be much less before it has done so. Any thoughts?

Alan