Medium brown agaric

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Medium brown agaric

Post by adampembs » Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:41 pm

Does this jump out at anyone? I'm stumped and never get anywhere withthe FN master keys.
Growing in oak / beech woods in Pembrokeshire.
Diameter 55mm. Smell slightly antiseptic.
Gills slightly decurrent
I'm thinking Gymnopilus sp?
Was towards end of foray and were rushing a bit.
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Re: Medium brown agaric

Post by Chris Johnson » Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:40 am

Can't help Adam, no trees to speak of here. It does have the look of a Cortinarius though.

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Re: Medium brown agaric

Post by Chris Yeates » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:36 pm

I'd be thinking Cortinarius too - and walking swiftly on. With that often extremely difficult genus you always need some young specimens at the very minimum.
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