When: 2016-05-08

Collection location: Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales [Click for map]

Who: Adam Syddall (adamwillbe)

No specimen available

Notes:
Growing on wood chippings soil, under long needle pine tree. Cap size ranging from 4cm-12cm, purple/brown in colour, lilac/grey gills, cream stipe which is bulbous at the base, no volva. Slight ring on one specimen. Slimy cap when wet and the gills are free and crowded.

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Anglerfish
By: Adam Syddall (adamwillbe)
2016-05-09 05:40:44 CDT (-0500)

Thanks, never come across them before… relatively new to fungi so all help is greatly appreciated. :)

Not really any look alikes are there?
By: Anglerfish
2016-05-09 04:38:07 CDT (-0500)

Especially since these specimens have the wine-red cap colour intact.
A nice find indeed. Using first-nature.com for reference, the samples
for their article on S. rugosoannulata were also found in Wales.

Stropharia rugosoannulata
By: Adam Syddall (adamwillbe)
2016-05-08 12:25:23 CDT (-0500)

Not sure if anyone can help identify this 100% if it is Stropharia Rugosoannulata then I think it’s quite a rare find in Wales?

Hi
By: Adam Syddall (adamwillbe)
2016-05-08 04:41:05 CDT (-0500)

The caps on some of the older ones were upturned, almost fluted with gills visible.