Growing side by side. ID help appreciated

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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Deborah
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Growing side by side. ID help appreciated

Post by Deborah » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:22 pm

Photographed today with beech - pine close by. Both similar stark white but looking at the stipe and the gill differences has persuaded me they are two separate species. I have a cap of each for spore print - which I presume (perhaps wrongly) will be white. Can confirm later.
One has more crowded gills and a slimmer, tougher stem which seems to taper (first photo). The other has more waxy gills with strange folds almost like old-fashioned rose petals and a chunkier stem. Neither has any distinctive smell.
Any thoughts welcomed.
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Re: Growing side by side. ID help appreciated

Post by Deborah » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:02 pm

Adding to my own post. Both spore prints are white.

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