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Observed: 25th 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

Growing out of the ground in a predominantly coniferous wood.


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Fly Agaric's picture

This fungi,

This fungi has no ring visible, and the stem and cap are a different colour than the photo's at the bottom of the page, I have no book to help with an id. Sorry I cannot be more help. Maybe it is something else?

Moschatel's picture


The stipe looks quite chunky. Is it perhaps a Russula?

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I have looked at the books a bit more and wonder if it is a Grey Knight (Tricholoma terreum)? They occur with conifers, have a dark grey felty cap, greyish gills, and a substantial smooth white stipe.

Peachysteve's picture


Agreed, it has the look of a Tricholoma. I notice that the gill edge looks to have a dark surface, I don't see that as a feature for T.terreum but the other characteristics match.

Amadan's picture

Very striking -

if puzzling fungus. Hope we can arrive at a positive identification eventually.
I wonder if it might be Russula adusta, Winecork Brittlegill. That's found in coniferous woodland, and the chunky stem would fit. The gills are maybe not right, though.

parad1se's picture

This can't be a Russula. It

This can't be a Russula. It has intermediate gills. Also the gills have a dark edge, which should speed determination of the species. There are some Tricholoma with a dark edge to the gill. I'll look it up later unless someone beats me to it.

Amadan's picture

Tricholoma squarrulosum

Not sure about this one either - the stem seems a bit too smooth and white compared to images I can find.
But it looks more likely than Russula or Cystoderma - maybe the stem has just "weathered" smooth?