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What are these?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:43 pm
by jimmy J
Can anyone tell me what these are please.
Not seen it before and it is growing in the mossy grass around my garden.
Noticed them in a large cluster whilst taking the bins out.

Re: What are these?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:18 pm
by Lancashire Lad
Hi and welcome to UK Fungi.

You had tagged your request onto an existing identification request thread by another member, so I've split it away to form this new topic.
(Not best practice to add unrelated requests to existing topics!).


Re: What are these?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:19 pm
by adampembs
The last one is parrot Waxcap, usually found on unfertilised grassland. Many mycologists are now worried about the state of the waxcaps as they appear to be declining.
Another one looks like one of the Pinkgills (Entoloma species), also found in the same habitat. Microscopy needed to be sure of species.


Re: What are these?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:25 am
by Flaxton
Put one of the caps, gills down, on a piece of white paper over night. If they are Entolomas they should leave a pink spore print.

Re: What are these?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:59 am
by Peachysteve
The shiny dark one looks like Slimy Waxcap (Hygrocybe irrigata now Gliophorus irrigatus)