Any idea?

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Any idea?

Post by Bazz » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:51 pm

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...
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Re: Any idea?

Post by roy betts » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:11 pm

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....

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Re: Any idea?

Post by Chris Yeates » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:27 pm

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 . . .

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Re: Any idea?

Post by Bazz » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:29 pm

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 ...
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Re: Any idea?

Post by roy betts » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:02 pm

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.

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