Does anyone know what these are

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Does anyone know what these are

Post by Te610e » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:39 am

Hi these keep appearing in a small patch on my grass can anyone identify them please. They appear over night and gone the next day just concerned about whether they are poisonous in any way as we have 2 young grandchildren. Tia
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Post by adampembs » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:45 am

I'd like to see the gill colour to be sure, but they look like small inkcaps (if the gills are dark) but they could also be Mycena if the gills are pale. Check the gills on older ones to see the colour. Either way, neither are known to be poisonous, and you probably have more poisonous plants growing in the garden than these. Of course, good hygiene and mindfulness of soil / garden hazards apply, eg washing hands after playing, not eating soil / mud etc, as soil contains harmful bacteria.
You didn't mention the age of the children, but I would say you have nothing to worry about with these little chaps but its always important to keep an eye out and perhaps use it to teach them about fungi (depending on age)
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Post by Chris Yeates » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:04 pm

The gills are pale - quite clear on some of the ones with slightly damaged caps. My money would be on Mycena aetites in a mown lawn habitat like that (and totally harmless to children, pets, the lawn, etc.).

A timely reminder not to trust some images on the web: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-clu ... 82461.html. certainly an inkcap growing from buried wood - my advice, save your £11.99 (or if you are a "large business" your £179.99). :roll: :roll:

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Post by adampembs » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:56 pm

Chris Yeates wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:04 pm


A timely reminder not to trust some images on the web: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-clu ... 82461.html. certainly an inkcap growing from buried wood - my advice, save your £11.99 (or if you are a "large business" your £179.99). :roll: :roll:

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Wow, yeah. :o
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Post by Chris Yeates » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:46 pm

adampembs wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Wow, yeah. :o
It doesn't end there: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-angel ... d0%26pl%3d
Coprinellus disseminatus anyone?
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Post by adampembs » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:37 am

Chris Yeates wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:46 pm
adampembs wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Wow, yeah. :o
It doesn't end there: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-angel ... d0%26pl%3d
Psathyrella disseminata anyone?
Has Coprinellus disseminatus been renamed?
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Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:26 pm

adampembs wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:37 am
Has Coprinellus disseminatus been renamed?
Ah I see it's back in Coprinellus must check out recent Genbank entries . . .
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