Identifying a few fungi

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Identifying a few fungi

Post by A.Walsh » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:04 pm

Hi, does anyone know what these fungi are?
In December 2018 I took part in a fungi survey at The Woodlands Farm Trust in Welling and there are some species of fungi I am still struggling to ID.
Thank you for your help.
Little white fungus top
Little white fungus underneath
Yellow fungus underneath
Yellow fungus top

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Re: Identifying a few fungi

Post by adampembs » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:28 pm

Welcome to UK fungi. Its not easy to identify fungi, so to get the best chance of IDs, we have this guide. Its usually hard to identify when fungi are old and dry.

The one on the oak leaves is a a Mycena. There are several species that look very similar and can only be separated by microscopy.
The bright yellow one...did it have a pungent smell of coal gas? because it looks like Tricholoma sulphureum (Sulphur Knight) ? Smells are very important with fungi.
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Re: Identifying a few fungi

Post by A.Walsh » Wed May 01, 2019 10:39 am

Thank you for your help, I didn't realise how complex fungi are. Unfortunately I can't remember if the Sulphur Knight fungi had a smell but I think they were old when we surveyed them and it had been raining earlier in the day. I have a vague memory of a smell coming from yellow fungi in previous years so I imagine they are the same species.

Thank you again.

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