Help with identification please?

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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Help with identification please?

Post by Moonlite1 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:51 pm

I went for a lovely woodland walk today in Northumberland and found a few species I wasn’t too sure about, I’m still relatively new to mushroom identification and any help is much appreciated :)
Pretty sure this is a Clitocybe gibba
No idea what this is, found it on a beech tree, haven’t come across anything like this before
Unfortunately I was a little careless picking this one and it lost the volva, though there’s an older specimen on the left still intact. Found them under a beech tree on hill side. I’m thinking with A. virosa or A. citrina. Thanks :)

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Re: Help with identification please?

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:57 pm


#1 could well be Clitocybe gibba.
#2 Beefsteak Fungus - Fistulina hepatica.
#3 Could be Amanita citrina, a better view of top of caps would help. - Definitely not A.virosa.

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Post by adampembs » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:56 pm

Amanita citrina has a distinctive earthy smell of raw potatoes.
It's easily confused with Death Cap, and has the name "False Death Cap" so it worries me a little that its on a plate. I hope I have nothing to worry about..
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