hedgerow fungus

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Ernesto
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hedgerow fungus

Post by Ernesto » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:43 pm

I believe that this fungus could be Lepista saeva but would be grateful for clarification (or refutation). It was found under a hedgerow in an arable field and its (faint) spore print was certainly pinkish. The colours of the cap and stipe keep me doubting.
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Re: hedgerow fungus

Post by Chris Yeates » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:23 pm

Ernesto wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:43 pm
I believe that this fungus could be Lepista saeva but would be grateful for clarification (or refutation). It was found under a hedgerow in an arable field and its (faint) spore print was certainly pinkish. The colours of the cap and stipe keep me doubting.
My money would be on young Clitocybe nebularis. There is no hint of bluish on the stem, and the gill attachment is wrong for L. saeva. In the past C. nebularis has been included by some in Lepista, with little justification mind.
If you have access to a microscope it's easy: spores smooth Clitocybe, spores ornamented Lepista (with very rare exceptions). But that shouldn't be necessary to separate the two, even in the field.
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Re: hedgerow fungus

Post by adampembs » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:59 pm

Agree with Chris. Clouded Agaric = Clitocybe nebularis. There's been a lot of it this year.
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Re: hedgerow fungus

Post by Ernesto » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:52 pm

Thank you Chris and Adam. You can tell that I had some big doubts. Thanks for the clarification!

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