ID Help Please

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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merchant73
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ID Help Please

Post by merchant73 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:20 pm

Hi some help with these please as I just not sure. I thought were Horse Mushroom but now confused. Found under both Purple Beech & Magnolia Trees in Hampshire
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Re: ID Help Please

Post by Chris Yeates » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:25 pm

Hi
horse mushrooms as a member of the genus Agaricus, have free gills - i.e. they don't reach the stem apex; always the first thing to check.
This fungus is an Agrocybe; in this instance what trees they are growing under is less important than what they are growing on - wood-chips.
There are a couple of candidates, and microscopy can be useful here, but on wood-chips and with the characteristically cracking cap I would suggest Agrocybe dura - compare with https://www.biolib.cz/en/image/id200846/
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Re: ID Help Please

Post by merchant73 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:27 am

Hi Chris,
Many thanks for your kind assistance I was miles away on that !!

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