Any idea what Fungi this is

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Any idea what Fungi this is

Post by David Wood » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:27 pm

Appreciate your input, if you have any idea. Found in my back garden, next to a Rowen tree, which has dieback disease. Had a search myself, but couldn't find it.
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Re: Any idea what Fungi this is

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:41 pm

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

it is usually impossible to give a confident species identification from a single "top view" photograph, as many of the required characteristics cannot be seen - and particularly so when no size details are provided - such as height of stems, width of caps, etc. etc.
See: - http://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49

In this case, you definitely have one of the inkcap species, and I'm guessing from the photo that they are roughly 6-7cm tall?

The individual fruitbodies appear to be showing whitish granules on the caps, (which are remnants of the veil), so I would be looking at something like Glistening Inkcap - Coprinellus micaceus.
The brownish coloured (younger looking?) fruitbodies in the background, and the deliquescing from the cap margins - as can be seen in one of the fruitbodies here, would also be characteristic of C.micaceus.

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Mike.
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Re: Any idea what Fungi this is

Post by David Wood » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:32 pm

Hi Mike,
Many thanks for your reply and input on this, really appreciate it. I did wonder about inkcap, due to the black turned up edges on some of them, but must admit I was dumbfounded. Glad I imposed upon your wisdom. You’re correct regarding the size. Next time I will no better and include more information. The photo was taken this weekend just gone in Cambridge, East Anglia.
I see you’re a Lancashire Lad, I was brought up in Skelmersdale for a time, but originally from Liverpool. Many fond memories of Ormskirk, Wigan and were I used to work Martin Mere, in Burscough.
Thanks again.

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