Tricholomopsis rutilans?

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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Tricholomopsis rutilans?

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There’s a lot of these in our local wood (pine, beech, birch and rowan) in the east of Scotland. I’d love it if they turned out to be called plums and custard :D (I’m new to fungi and so many of the names make me laugh)
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Re: Tricholomopsis rutilans?

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Hi,

No. - This is Cortinarius bolaris - (Dappled Webcap).

If you aren't certain of a species, it is always a good idea to take a spore print.
Doing so can often rule-in or rule-out species that might be potentially confusing. particularly to someone just starting out in fungi identification.
Tricholomopsis rutilans will give a white spore print while Cortinarius bolaris (and other Cortinarius species) will give brown spore print.

Information on how to correctly take a spore print, along with lots of other useful information relating to fungi identification can be found in this post: -
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Coincidentally, I photographed the same species in a local Lancashire woodland five days ago: -
Cortinarius bolaris - (Dappled Webcap)
Cortinarius bolaris - (Dappled Webcap)
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Re: Tricholomopsis rutilans?

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Thank you for the ID and spore print information.
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As a rule of thumb, you can make an educated guess from gill colour. These orange-brown gills are typical of Cortinarius while Trcholomopsis would have paler gills. You can also often see a spore deposit on the stem or on something like a leaf or another mushroom underneath the cap.
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