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Small conical and grey/white fungi identification

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:29 am
by wren
Morning everyone,

I came across your forum as I've been trying to identify this for a few hours and think I've tried every online tool available.

I found them in the lawn this morning. They're approx. 40-50mm tall, the stem is around 1.5mm and the cap approx. 15-20mm. The colour in the photos is fairly true to life - a white stem with a grey/white cap. The lawn was mown a couple of days ago, so there aren't any older examples I can share.

I'm not concerned about them, just curious as I haven't been able to identify them yet. :)

Thanks in advance.

Re: Small conical and grey/white fungi identification

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:08 pm
by wren
p.s. I thought it looked a little like Mycena arcangeliana, but the colour isn't a match.

Re: Small conical and grey/white fungi identification

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:57 pm
by adampembs
Dear Wren,

I think these are an "inkcap" species. The stem is hairy, which suggest Coprinellus species. (I first thought it was a Parasola, but the stem is more hairy than I would expect)
The first thing to check with mushrooms, is the spore colour. Ideally this is done with a spore print, but often, a good guess can be made by looking at the gill colour. A Mycena would typically have pale gills (white spores), while an inkcap would have dark gills (black spores) Unfortunately, we cant see the gills.

If you check the FAQ section, there is a guide to "helping us help you ID a find" - this is worth reading to help with future identification.

Best wishes