ID requested for Mushroom with double dividing gills

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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ID requested for Mushroom with double dividing gills

Post by flecc » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:09 am

This one seen in isolation on mixed woodland floor, South London - Surrey border, Cap 25mm diameter:
Stevens Larch - cap.jpg
Stevens Larch - gills.jpg

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Re: ID requested for Mushroom with double dividing gills

Post by adampembs » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:08 pm

Gymnopus dryophilus or or Gymnopus aquosus or something close to them. Need microscopy to confirm.
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Re: ID requested for Mushroom with double dividing gills

Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:54 pm

It would have been helpful to have a shot of the stem parallel to the ground, as well as this foreshortened view. I think this is Xerula radicata again, with a snapped-off stem-base (Not very well collected I'm afraid to say). Cap top is typical, but the image is over-exposed. I think the "dividing gills" is actually down to the lamellae and lamellules sticking together.
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