Golden needle mushroom &/or Sheathed woodtuft

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Macavity
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Golden needle mushroom &/or Sheathed woodtuft

Post by Macavity » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:07 am

I found these growing low-down on dead wood on 29th March in woodland. They were growing fairly close to each other. I couldn't get closer to them or look under them as the area was covered in brambles. I think they may be 2 different species - Golden needle mushroom and Sheathed woodtuft. Would be grateful for an opinion. Thanks.
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Re: Golden needle mushroom &/or Sheathed woodtuft

Post by Peter Roberts » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:30 pm

I think I can see some whitish veil remnants around the edge of the caps in your first two photos, which suggests (given the time of year) Tubaria conspersa felted twiglet, a common species from late autumn to spring. The second two photos could well be Kuehneromyces mutabilis sheathed woodtuft - but these are just best guesses, given they are photographed from above.

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Re: Golden needle mushroom &/or Sheathed woodtuft

Post by Macavity » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:55 pm

Thank you for your help Richard.

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Re: Golden needle mushroom &/or Sheathed woodtuft

Post by Macavity » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:56 pm

Thank you for your help Peter.

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