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Botanists, Mycologists and Bryologists - ID please


Russell

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Not yet submitted I have these small growths appearing in our wet & mossy lawn in Hampshire, UK. I'm guessing the second is a fungus, but the first?

 

Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks, Russell

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f174wzd5u7xrmaa/20201028-556A9195.jpg?dl=0

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kzfijexzvy5pxxf/20201028-556A9202.jpg?dl=0

 

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Ha! I photographed some of those (second ones) on our lawn this morning.
Bad news - I don't know what they are.
Good news - if you find out, so will I.

 

The first could be Yellow Club Fungus (Clavulinopsis helvola)

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I'm no mycologist but the first one looks to be one of the yellow club fungi, Clavulinopsis species.  There are a few species of these in the UK so I wouldn't even attempt to narrow it down further.

 

#2 I'm not sure about.  First thought is Pleated Inkcap toadstool, Parasola plicatilis (below), but I could well be wrong.  Any match?

 

Close up of the ephemeral fruiting body of the Pleated Inkcap toadstool, Parasola plicatilis, on a UK grass verge Stock Photo    Close up of the ephemeral fruiting body of the Pleated Inkcap toadstool, Parasola plicatilis, on a UK grass verge Stock Photo

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Thank you all for your replies.

 

1 hour ago, John Richmond said:

yellow club fungi, Clavulinopsis species

I think it's clear this is a club fungus (I confess I'd never heard of them before) but I'm not sure about:

 

1 hour ago, noelbennett said:

Clavulinopsis laeticolor

is seems that Clavulinopsis helvola is common in wet, mossy, acidic lawns (like ours) or any one of a number of species. So I'll play safe and stick to a generic

Clavulinopsis sp.

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Meanwhile, I don't think

2 hours ago, John Richmond said:

Pleated Inkcap toadstool, Parasola plicatilis

fits. Apparently the pleated inkcap behaves like all the other ink caps and turns black & mushy within 24 hrs. These have been around for several days. So I brought a couple into the "studio" to see if I could get a better shot:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sub8ypk0b9sihrs/20201028-556A9208.jpg?dl=0

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2qjbtxyg5pn4t5w/20201028-556A9211.jpg?dl=0

 

As you can see it's more of a funnel shape (in the early stages) with decurrent gills, and the top (picture 2, older specimen) is slightly grooved.

 

I don't know if these images help with the ID. But thanks for looking.

 

Hmm. I'm wondering now if those that I picked are the same species as the ones I shot earlier. They're growing together, but that doesn't mean they're the same!

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Seek says the second one is Orange Moss Agaric.  

7 hours ago, Russell said:

Not yet submitted I have these small growths appearing in our wet & mossy lawn in Hampshire, UK. I'm guessing the second is a fungus, but the first?

 

Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks, Russell

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f174wzd5u7xrmaa/20201028-556A9195.jpg?dl=0

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kzfijexzvy5pxxf/20201028-556A9202.jpg?dl=0

 

 

Seek says the second one is Orange Moss Agaric.  Check other references to be sure, but it does appear to have been introduced outside its range, and is small.Rickenella fibula or Omphaline fibula.  Cap is usually less than 1 centimetre (0.4 inches).  And yours are growing in moss.

 

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7 hours ago, geogphotos said:

I've done it again.....

 

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Is it

 

Cerioporus squamosus 

(Until recently known as Polyporus squamosus)

AKA Pheasant mushroom, Pheasant back

I don't think so.  Yours look to have gills rather than pores on the underside.  I'd look at the Parasol mushrooms, Macrolepiota.

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8 hours ago, Russell said:

Great ID thank you. I must investigate the Seek app.

 

It helps to have more than one app for this.  Google Lens and PlantSnap are also good.   It always helps to check sizes. 

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14 hours ago, John Richmond said:

I don't think so.  Yours look to have gills rather than pores on the underside.  I'd look at the Parasol mushrooms, Macrolepiota.

 

 

Thanks, I've looked again and have settled on:

 

Shaggy Pholiota Squarrosa 

 

Definitely not Parasols because I eat those!

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What are my chances with these? The fresh ones, obvs, not the yucky stuff. They're over on the nature thread, horse or pavement?

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3 minutes ago, noelbennett said:

 

Thanks for the suggestion. The bulge on the cap of "my" mushroom is smaller, and it doesn't have the "hairy" stem, otherwise it does look similar.

 

It's such a tidy little mushroom, so you think it would be easy to identify. 🙄

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2 hours ago, noelbennett said:

 

Think I've solved the mystery. These mushrooms are apparently very common where I live, and mine fits the description well.

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22 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Think I've solved the mystery. These mushrooms are apparently very common where I live, and mine fits the description well.

I'm just posting these images on Google photos app and checking the results. according to Google though , there are 50,000 varieties of mushroom. So the chances of finding the right one difficult.  

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1 hour ago, noelbennett said:

 

I'm just posting these images on Google photos app and checking the results. according to Google though , there are 50,000 varieties of mushroom. So the chances of finding the right one difficult.  

 

Yes, I have a new respect for mycologists. 🤠

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On 01/11/2020 at 13:45, spacecadet said:

What about Conocybe siligineoide-sometimes referred to as a magic mushroom, various images online that look l,ike a good match but I presume it depends on the growth of the mushroom.

 

https://alchetron.com/Conocybe-siligineoides

 

 

 

 

On the nature thread, about 1cm across, on the lawn- any thoughts please?

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