New and interested, please help me with my first ID!

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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New and interested, please help me with my first ID!

Post by Samdepam » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:10 pm

Hi all,

Yesterday I went on a mushroom ID course and have started to take an early interest. This mushroom I found in my garden has me stumped though. Any ideas?

Cup width is 6cm and height is 11cm


Not sure why they are being turned upside down!

Cheers,

Sam
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Re: New and interested, please help me with my first ID!

Post by adampembs » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:43 am

Welcome to UK Fungi.

I have rotated your upside-down image for you. I would suggest viewing your images in a image editing programme, like paint.net or Photoshop to rotate any that are upsidedown.

As to the fungus, I really have no idea. It looks like a white (or possibly) pink spored species, so a spore print would be a first step. If there are any other younger ones, it might help as this one has gone over slightly.
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Re: New and interested, please help me with my first ID!

Post by adampembs » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:50 am

Possibly Gymnopus dryophilus or G. aquosus. Well done for showing the gills and top, but photos should should the whole stem as these two are split based on a bulbous base. Sometimes, you need a penknife to cut a bit of grass away from the base to see this.
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