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Unidentified Fungus

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:25 am
by Bob Hazell
I would appreciate any identification suggestions for this fungus which I photographed on 13th June. It was growing singularly at Barnack Hills & Holes NR near Stamford, Lincolnshire. The site is a SSSI and is a limestone grassland with fantastic displays of orchids. The fungus was approx. 9cm tall and the cap diameter about 4cm.

Re: Unidentified Fungus

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:34 pm
by mollisia

may be a dried up Xerula radicata (Hymenipellis radicatus)

best regards,

Re: Unidentified Fungus

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:44 pm
by Bob Hazell
Many apologies for not replying earlier - I don't appear to have received a reply notification. Many thanks for your suggestion. Certainly "gone-over" specimens of Xerula radicata look very similar and this seems the most likely identification. The site is limestone and was apparently quarried about 1500 years ago and has been left largely undisturbed. The odd tree is now encroaching the site so it is possible that there was some buried wood beneath the surface which I hadn't noticed. Thanks again for the possible identification and for taking the time to reply.