Large yellow mushrooms in a wet chalky lawn

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Large yellow mushrooms in a wet chalky lawn

Post by citrus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:33 am

Hi,

Each year we get a load of these large yellow mushrooms in our lawn (Sutton, surrey)

The lawn is growing directly on chalk and is quite wet with long grass overshadowed by a couple of pine trees.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fPqt3dap4XbkmHym8

A friend is an ecologist and suggested we take a spore print ... but I did this with the cut mushroom ..rather than turn one upside down (newbie mistake)

Be interested in what they are ... more to make sure the kids don't get ill !

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Chris
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Re: Large yellow mushrooms in a wet chalky lawn

Post by adampembs » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:38 am

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Re: Large yellow mushrooms in a wet chalky lawn

Post by citrus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:45 am

ahh sorry about that ... should I add a few images here instead ?

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Re: Large yellow mushrooms in a wet chalky lawn

Post by adampembs » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:57 am

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Re: Large yellow mushrooms in a wet chalky lawn

Post by citrus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:01 am

ok so have added the images

should I do a proper spore print later today ?

I am also in touch with the sutton ecological team ... I am running a chalk wild flower experiment with them !

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Re: Large yellow mushrooms in a wet chalky lawn

Post by citrus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:12 am

perhaps I messed up so re-attaching these images from our wet chalky lawn in sutton/surrey ( pine tree and beehives in distance)
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Re: Large yellow mushrooms in a wet chalky lawn

Post by citrus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:38 am

Hi Adam,

Have added some images but guess they are being moderated :-)

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Re: Large yellow mushrooms in a wet chalky lawn

Post by Lancashire Lad » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:07 pm

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

Your fungus looks like one of the Paxillus species.

As it is growing in an open grassy area, It's likely that it's not Paxillus involutus, which prefers shady / wooded areas.

More likely to be Paxillus cuprinus (or possibly Paxillus ammoniavirescens or Paxillus obscuriporus).

See: - http://fungi.myspecies.info/taxonomy/te ... scriptions

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Re: Large yellow mushrooms in a wet chalky lawn

Post by citrus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:25 pm

Thanks Mike and will keep an eye out .. and start talking knowledgably to the neighbours !

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