Beige/grey woodland mushrooms. Pale yellow gills. Blewits?

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Beige/grey woodland mushrooms. Pale yellow gills. Blewits?

Post by sptnsky » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:21 pm

Hello there, I wondered if anyone could assists me in identifying these. I think they are blewits, but can't be sure.

- Found them in a mixed young woodland area, among some leaf litter this afternoon.
- There were many of them growing close to each other.

- The caps are a beige colour in the centre, and more grey towards the edges, with a typical convex mushroom shape.
- The gills are all a pale yellowish colour and very tightly packed together.
- Steams are white/pale beige, very thick and fibrous.
- Sizes vary from around an inch in diameter to 2-3 inches.
- Near them were what looked like ones that were more mature then the ones I picked, the diameter was around 4/5 inches and the caps had flattened out. I didn't pick any though as they appeared to have white mould on the top.
- No striking scent, they just smell like mushrooms [button mushrooms etc]

Sorry I couldn't get any pictures of them in their natural habitat. Left my camera at home.
I also tried to take a spore print, which I have done fairly easily with other mushrooms, however with these I didn't get anything, perhaps because they are not mature enough yet?

Any help identifying these would be greatly appreciated :D
Thanks for your time
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Re: Beige/grey woodland mushrooms. Pale yellow gills. Blewits?

Post by Flaxton » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:57 pm

Welcome to the forum. These are theClouded Agarics Clitocybe nebularis not Blewits.

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Re: Beige/grey woodland mushrooms. Pale yellow gills. Blewits?

Post by adampembs » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:48 pm

Welcome to UK Fungi :)

Im amazed Mal can tell that from the photos (but I don't dispute it) Never use flash with fungi unless you are a pro or semi-pro because it gives poor colour, in this case it makes them look yellow. Always use natural light or white light.

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Re: Beige/grey woodland mushrooms. Pale yellow gills. Blewits?

Post by sptnsky » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:19 am

Thanks so much for the quick responses and the kind welcome .
After a quick google search of Clouded Agarics Clitocybe you are spot on. Your knowledge on mushrooms is much appreciated. :D
Apologies for the flash photography, I will avoid this next time.

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Re: Beige/grey woodland mushrooms. Pale yellow gills. Blewits?

Post by Flaxton » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:18 pm

Don't worry too much about the photo I have ones just the same ;)

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Re: Beige/grey woodland mushrooms. Pale yellow gills. Blewits?

Post by Chris Yeates » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:52 pm

Why did you collect so many of them? Also, in general, if one wants an ID the fungus needs to be collected more carefully than has been the case here.
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