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springtime fungus

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Post by makman » March 19th, 2019, 3:04 pm

on a walk this morning i came across several interesting fungus,
ist, several huge patches of what i think were Chicken of the woods on some large trunks of trees blocking off paths, obviously last years, as they were all very pale/white looking, and very crumbly to the touch,

2nd, a small patch of small scarlet ball shaped ones on a fallen spruce tree (well rotted) which, looking in the fungi A-Z here, i think are Trichia decipiens ?

3rd, lots of old Candle snuff fungus on stumps,

4th, and the most exciting one for me, were some large cup fungi under some beech trees, quite large ones, from about 50/60mm to the largest one at 120mm or more, again looking at the A-Z here, they look like either Peziza granulosa or Peziza varia, but could equally well be something entirely different :roll:

sadly no images to show you, as i have still not replaced my damaged camera yet :(

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Post by mary » March 20th, 2019, 9:52 am

lucky you in finding them :) not so lucky having no camera with you :(
i've been looking for that Trichia one for a long time, since Fungio (i think it was) posted an image of some here a while back now,

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Post by ashgale » March 20th, 2019, 3:00 pm

i've had that happen to me too, on many occasions in the past,
either i've forgotten the camera, or the battery has gone flat on me :roll:
and always when its something a bit special too,

and you can bet that if you go back to get pics of them later, then you can never find them again, or they have changed out of all recognition :(

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Post by mary » April 3rd, 2019, 1:06 pm

here is another early one from this morning, while I am fairly confident that it is an that it is an Agaricus of some sort, that is as far as I can go :oops:
about 4 inch across, short stem with a large ring, and had a typical mushroom smell, where the cap had split it appeared to have bruised a browny red colour,
there were two more close by, but they were very dried and wrinkly looking,

Agaricus 1.JPG Agaricus 2.JPG Agaricus 3.JPG Agaricus 4.JPG Agaricus 5.JPG Agaricus 6.JPG

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Post by forager » April 3rd, 2019, 3:46 pm

Agaricus are not as easy a genus to id I find, and this one could be one of several species,
so without some microscopy etc, i'm afraid you may be stuck with just Agaricus sp, Mary :roll:
although a bit unusual (but not unkown) to find any this early I think.

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Post by mary » April 7th, 2019, 10:03 am

thanks Forager :) I did not really expect getting a full id of it :D
from my book, it could easily be anyone of at least 6 species, (and my book only contains a small number of the total Agaricus species out there !)
so its been filed under my ever growing list of unidentified fungi :roll:

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