Interesting and small for ID please

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.
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Interesting and small for ID please

Post by alindsay » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 pm

Found on a fallen tree trunk, not sure which, though probably Beech.

About 3 - 5mm tall

The club nature and pitted cap are the remarkable features and for me, that ruled out slime mould (note the immature fruits in particular).

Too small to see gills/pores, though it was actually quite robust when handling. No smell to report.

Your help would be gratefully received.
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Re: Interesting and small for ID please

Post by Chris Yeates » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:28 pm

Hi Alison
How about Phleogena faginea? Compare with https://www.nahuby.sk/obrazok_detail.ph ... _id=497053

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Re: Interesting and small for ID please

Post by alindsay » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:23 am

Thanks Chris

My specimen does appear to match with the Phleogena faginea photo on the website. Lovely.

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Re: Interesting and small for ID please

Post by Chris Yeates » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:35 pm

I'm sure that's what you found. If you collected any, the smell while drying would be distinctive - given as " a strong smell of fenugreek or curry powder which lasts for years in herbarium material"

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