Possible Lepiota?

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Possible Lepiota?

Post by annie » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:39 pm

Hiya all,

Could someone please help me with this fantastic fungus?

Found in mossy grass approx 30m from a beech and scots pine, near Boxhill in Surrey. Large; approx 15cm across the cap, but sitting quite squat to the grass. Smelt typically mushroomy.

The first two photos show it a week ago, and the subsequent a day ago. Initially it seemed to be bursting from the earth. I left it to see if I was better able to identify it when it was more mature, but something had obviously had a bit of a rootle in the meantime!

My best guess was Lepiota rhacodes var. hortensis but I'm not sure the colouring or habitat match up.

Thanks in advance!
Annie
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Re: Possible Lepiota?

Post by Flaxton » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:32 am

Lepiota aspera is a possibility.

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Re: Possible Lepiota?

Post by annie » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:42 pm

Thanks Flaxton that seems a really good fit. I was thinking the colouring seemed more dapplerling than parasol.

I get a bit stumped if things aren't in my Phillips or the First Nature site. Any other good books and site recommendations gratefully received.

Thanks again!

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Re: Possible Lepiota?

Post by adampembs » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:01 am

annie wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:42 pm


I get a bit stumped if things aren't in my Phillips or the First Nature site. Any other good books and site recommendations gratefully received.

Thanks again!
Suggestions here https://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=156
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Re: Possible Lepiota?

Post by annie » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:15 pm

Thanks Adam, I've ordered 3 of those!

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