Mushroom ID request

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Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Mushroom ID request

Post by Autumn378 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:31 pm

I found these rather curious mushrooms the other day whilst out walking the dogs, have had very little luck finding anything in any identification book, though I am very new to all this. Found in mixed woodland in Edwinstowe Uk, in leaf litter, there were 7 or 8 nearby. Chestnut, beech, oak, pine and birch were trees I noticed near by. Lots of dead fallen trees and wet conditions.

I'd just love to know what this is! Never seen anything like it.
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Re: Mushroom ID request

Post by Lancashire Lad » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:03 pm

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

Whatever these are, they are well past their best, and aren't really showing all of the necessary the macro characteristics that would go towards a confident identification.

However, they are a bolete species, and with those large red pores, I'd be looking at something along the lines of Chalciporus piperatus - (Peppery Bolete).

The pores on that species are noticeably large when compared to most other boletes, they do turn red in aged specimens, and they do, also in aged specimens, sometimes take on this more decurrent look. (i.e. the pore surface appears to be extending part way down the stem, rather than meeting it more or less square on).

And, if that's a mummified acorn that can be seen at right hand side of fruitbody in final shot, the tiny fruitbodies growing on it might well be Ciboria batchiana. (Although to be fair, the colour does look slightly off for that species).

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Re: Mushroom ID request

Post by Autumn378 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:06 pm

Thank you ever so much for such a quick and thorough reply! I had a hunch from hours of scouring books it was a bolete of some kind. Your reply was very helpful, thank you!

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Re: Mushroom ID request

Post by Lancashire Lad » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:14 pm

Hi - Scratch what I just said. :oops: :oops:

I've just realised that in both shots there seems to be what looks like an old white spherical fruitbody that would in the circumstances be the Earthball - Scleroderma citrinum - And your boletes appear to be growing from it!

Therefore, if that is the case, these would, without doubt, be old (and still past their best ;) ) Parasitic Boletes - Pseudoboletus parasiticus.

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Re: Mushroom ID request

Post by Autumn378 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:25 pm

I think you've cracked it! I forgot to mention the presence of earthballs and puffballs in the area also, and these were indeed appearing to grow from it/under it. I've googled parasitic boletes and most are similar but I did come across one image featuring a specimen with red pores. Very thrilled to have an answer, exciting as they are also apparently fairly rare. Thank you again! :)

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Re: Mushroom ID request

Post by admin » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:59 am

Fantastic find! Maybe submit the record to your county recorder!

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