Yellowish Basidio

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Yellowish Basidio

Post by MykoGolfer » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:47 pm

This photo was sent to me for identification. Pictured on dune grassland at Freshfields on the Sefton coast. My first thought was Cystoderma ammianthinum but I have never seen it grouped like this. Any suggestions
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Re: Yellowish Basidio

Post by mollisia » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:00 am


on first glance it seems to me that it could be Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare), but to be certain I would need a closer look at the gill colour. If the gills are only whitish to cream coloured, then it might be a species of Gymnopus.
Cystoderma is never that smooth on the cap neither that fasciculate and also does not grow in such fertilized meadows.

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