Dryads saddle?

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Dryads saddle?

Post by Marasmiusoreades » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:13 pm

Found this today. Think its a dryads saddle. Let me know your thoughts
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Type of parasol?

Post by Marasmiusoreades » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:20 pm

Also found these. Please see photos. Stem was very long maybe 7inches or more had no ring and a swollen base. Next to old stump. Smelt like a standard mushroom. Unsure maybe a type of parasol? any ideas would be appreciated.
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George
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Re: Dryads saddle?

Post by Chris Yeates » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:26 am

Hi
Yes Cerioporus squamosus.

The crinkled gills indicate a past its sell-by date fungus. My usual advice is ignore these as you are not likely to get good macro-characters from such fruit-bodies. However if all the other images refer to the same fungus - in images #6 #8 and #9 - my suggestion would be Xerula radicata.
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Re: Dryads saddle?

Post by Marasmiusoreades » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:38 pm

Thanks for the reply!
Certainly looks like what you said (xerula radicata). I agree it was way past its best for a solid ID but couldn't seem to find anything like it in my books from what info I had so much appreciated thanks!

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