Unidentified, white-gilled fungi growing in my polytunnel

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Unidentified, white-gilled fungi growing in my polytunnel

Post by mishmao14 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:01 pm

Hello there,

I've been trying to figure out the name of this fungi but with no success. It has a really smooth, round top and is white with a brown centre. It smells quite mushroomy and has white gills but it bruises a rust-orange colour. I found it growing in some mouldy looking patches at the edges of my tomato grow bags in the polytunnel.

I hope the photos are good enough.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Unidentified, white-gilled fungi growing in my polytunnel

Post by eltio » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:05 pm

How about Leucoagaricus badhamii?

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Re: Unidentified, white-gilled fungi growing in my polytunnel

Post by mishmao14 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:31 pm

That looks like a pretty good shot. It definitely has the red/brown bruising.

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Re: Unidentified, white-gilled fungi growing in my polytunnel

Post by mishmao14 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:18 pm

If it is the blushing dapperling, are they quite rare in Northern Ireland? I can't find that much info about it online.

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Re: Unidentified, white-gilled fungi growing in my polytunnel

Post by adampembs » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:57 pm

Not recorded from NI, but a handful of records from the Republic.
http://www.fieldmycology.net/GBCHKLST/gbchklst.asp

It's quite uncommon, so it might be good to contact the local recorder of the NI fungus group
http://www.nifg.org.uk/home.htm
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Re: Unidentified, white-gilled fungi growing in my polytunnel

Post by MykoGolfer » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:46 pm

Have you considered Chlorophyllum?

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Re: Unidentified, white-gilled fungi growing in my polytunnel

Post by mishmao14 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:24 pm

Do any of the Chlorophyllum ever have white spore prints and bruise the same deep colour? This one has a bright white print, also the rusty orange bruising colour is very distinctive.

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Re: Unidentified, white-gilled fungi growing in my polytunnel

Post by roy betts » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:26 pm

Yes, this is badhamii. The difference with Chlorophyllum is that the colour on damaging is 'instantly' bright orange-red which then turns black (as shown in the images).
It seems to be increasing around here with 8 records in the last 9 years and only one before then.

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