Identification needed

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
Forum rules
Please do not ask for the identification of fungi for edibility or narcotic purposes. Any help provided by forum members is on the understanding that fungi are not to be consumed. Any deaths or serious poisonings are the responsibility of the person eating or preparing the fungus for others. If it is apparent from a post that the fungus is for eating or smoking etc, the post will be deleted and a warning given. Although many members do eat fungi, no-one would be willing to take someone else's life into their hands.
Post Reply
New user
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:30 pm

Identification needed

Post by Mjones » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:34 pm

Hi guys. Could anyone tell me what this is??

I found it growing on my propagation fabric.

User avatar
Lancashire Lad
Frequent user
Posts: 1067
Joined: Wed May 13, 2015 11:59 am
Location: Red Rose County

Re: Identification needed

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:35 pm

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

For future reference, if you have an ongoing interest in the subject, please take a moment to read HELP US TO HELP YOU TO IDENTIFY YOUR FINDS.
We appreciate that you might not always be able to obtain all the necessary information, but the more details you can provide, the better chance you will have of confident identification suggestions.

It really is necessary to try to provide as much information as possible when asking for ID's (That goes for anyone asking for ID's!).

These look small? - but photos can be deceiving - exactly how tall are they?

You mention propagation fabric, which suggests that they may be in a greenhouse? - If so, is it a heated greenhouse?

They have the looks of a very small "Inkcap" species.
One of which is often found in plant pots (it has the common name of "plantpot dapperling" - Leucocoprinus birnbaumii
However, that species is usually more of a sulphur yellow colour, but I understand it does occasionally appear in a paler creamy colour.
It is generally very short lived (i.e. maturing and withering within hours)

Your mushrooms may be that, or something similar.
A close up shot showing a fully mature, open capped example, along with a similar shot showing the gills. would be good.

Common sense is not so common.

Post Reply