A nice mushroom - but what is it?!

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A nice mushroom - but what is it?!

Post by spinyanteater » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:17 pm

My husband found this lovely mushroom while he was out and about on an area of grassland near Monmouth. It is about 10 cm tall, with an 8 cm wide cap. Smells mushroomy. It was growing in a line of 4.

I'd be very grateful for any help with identification!
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Re: A nice mushroom - but what is it?!

Post by Lancashire Lad » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:48 pm

Hi,

Meadow Waxcap - Hygrocybe pratensis. (Or, as it's now known - Cuphophyllus pratensis).

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Re: A nice mushroom - but what is it?!

Post by spinyanteater » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:02 pm

Brilliant, thanks Mike! I wondered if it might be, but I've never seen one and thought it was simply too big and sturdy to be a waxcap - I'm only familiar with the smaller ones.

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