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Any idea?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:51 pm
by Bazz
I came across these and have had no luck in getting any form of ID, what family might these come from? I would appreciate any info...

Re: Any idea?

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:11 pm
by roy betts
We also need more info! The shape of the cap is not diagnostic. We need at least to see a view of the gills (to be able to make some guess at the spore colour). They might be in the Genus Inocybe, but I've nothing to go on except that the fungus has a brown, somewhat fibrillose cap.
You don't indicate where they were growing; if it's in the middle of a grassland it won't be an Inocybe....

Re: Any idea?

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:27 pm
by Chris Yeates
Hello Bazz

see http://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49#p237 Mycology is a difficult study for much of the time - I wonder how you even started to get "any form of ID" on just this evidence . . .

regards
Chris

Re: Any idea?

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:29 pm
by Bazz
Apologies for not adding the gills photo, I actually took the photo's a few years back and I have to say I haven't seen any of
a similar kind since, they were in woodland, they remind me of "beefeater" hats ...

Re: Any idea?

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:02 pm
by roy betts
I was wrong, it's a Cortinarius. As it's the largest Genus, with several hundred species in the UK, it is divided into Sub-Genera. With it's fibrous cap this may be in Sub Genus Leprocybe.