Struggling with possible Lepistas

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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Struggling with possible Lepistas

Post by annie » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:18 am

Hiya all,

I would really appreciate some help with these two beautiful large fungi I found last week. I don't seem to be able to pin them down after consulting my books/online sources

The first was approx 12cm in diameter with a lovely rosy cap. Found in fairly shady spot in mixed woodland in the Surrey. No obvious smell. Sorry the photos are a bit blurry, I was rushing on my lunch break.

The second had a cap approx 9-10cm across. I found it under a single oak, in leaf litter next to open grassland. Again, no obvious smell. I could go back and take a spore print of this one later this week, but thought it would be a shame to remove it as it was the only one and others might like to see it.

I thought perhaps they both best matched the characteristics of lepista but the colouring doesn't seem to match the examples I can find.

Thanks for any suggestions in advance!

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