Large white fungus

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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NickWood
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Large white fungus

Post by NickWood » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:48 pm

Help needed identifying a large white fungus.
Cap 10.5cm, gently concave rather than funnel-shaped, smooth, white.
Gills white, adnexed rather than decurrent.
Stem white, approx. 1.5cm wide.
Habitat: Found amongst leaf litter and old fallen branches next to birch and willow.
Spore print white. Spores inamyloid, ellipsoidal, slightly lumpy, 4.7-6.7 x 3.2-4.2µm
Only one found. I don’t like unearthing fruit-bodies if there is only one, so I took a slice of the cap to get a spore sample. Image 2 shows the fungus four days later, very slightly pale brown – but no worse for wear and presumably still doing its job scattering spores.
Any thoughts appreciated... Nick
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