Fungus seen in central Italy1

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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Ernesto
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Fungus seen in central Italy1

Post by Ernesto » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:20 pm

I would be very grateful for any guidance on the ids of two fungi seen on wood (I believe a dead elm) in central Italy in November. This is the first one, the other will be in my next post.
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Re: Fungus seen in central Italy1

Post by mollisia » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:11 pm

Hello,

this is Cyclocybe aegrerita (Agrocybe cylindracea/aegerita) - called Pioppino in Italy as far as I know.

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Re: Fungus seen in central Italy1

Post by Ernesto » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:12 am

Thank you very much Andreas. Now that you point it out I can recall seeing it in the UK growing on buried poplar roots. Great work!

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