Unidentified fungus - ID Request

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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MaxRum
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Unidentified fungus - ID Request

Post by MaxRum » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:53 pm

Hi,

Here in Malta, I have found a similar Entoloma that is displayed in the original post at pic 4 (Pink gills with subtle blue tints). by chance have you identified this species ? My specimen has the same light brown colours with pink-tinted gills, cap not more than 10mm.

Thanks

ADMIN EDIT - This fungus isn't an Entoloma, (note the extremely decurrent gills), so I have moved the posts in question away from the "Entoloma - biting the bullet" thread, in order to avoid that thread being taken off topic.
Regards,
Mike.
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Unidentified fungus - ID Request

Post by MaxRum » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:57 pm

Photo showing surface of pileus. Growing in moosy alkaline ground in an open maquis.
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Re: Unidentified fungus - ID Request

Post by Flaxton » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:56 pm

Possibly a lichenomphilia (umbellifera)

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Re: Unidentified fungus - ID Request

Post by mollisia » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:25 am

Hello,

more likely an Arrhenia species.
We have Arrhenia rickenii very often in open, sheep-grazed grassland on calcareous soil in Istria (Croatia).

Btw.: There are Entoloma species which look similar to this and have such decurrent gills. So without microscopy I wouldn't bet that it is not an Entoloma after all ....

best regards,
Andreas

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Re: Unidentified fungus - ID Request

Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:26 am

It really would be useful if people could do a routine spore-print, it would make things a lot more straightforward in many cases.
My money would definitely be on Arrhenia - here is A. rickenii growing on thin base-rich soil on an old industrial site:
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