Novice find - Group of mushrooms in London

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Novice find - Group of mushrooms in London

Post by Cubeh » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:59 pm

Hello all,

I was hoping someone could help me to identify some mushrooms that I found today. These were growing in a wood near Epping Forest in London, UK, I think the majority of the trees are beech and oak. There is a carpet of fallen leaves and it seems this is what the mushrooms were growing on (there is also a lot of myceleum on dead branches on the ground too).

They smell like a normal shop bought mushroom smells, perhaps a little bit nutty too. As you can see they are mostly white underneath, with some yellowing occuring on the larger (and possibly older) ones. One of the photographs has a measuring tape set out to 30cm to give an idea of their size.

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Please let me know if there is anything else you need to know and I will endeavour to answer ASAP.

Many thanks,

David.

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