Observation 7437: Strobilurus Singer

When: 2008-05-01

Collection location: West Cumbria, England [Click for map]

Who: gav_stephenson

No specimen available

Hi all,

Hope everyone is well. If anyone could help me out, it would be most appreciated.

Just the one species.

Habitat: Wood – Growing from soil among bluebells. Pine tree close by.

Today, I found what looks to be the same species in my front garden.

Gills: white

Stem: Light brown to yellow to white as you move up the stem. Fragile.

Cap: Brown. 2cm (just under 1 inch) in diameter (to be confirmed – will go back and pick it tomorrow)

Spore print color: white/very light yellow

Location: West Cumbria, England

Thank you! (very curious),


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:37 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘West Cumbria, UK, growing out of soil in woods’ to ‘West Cumbria, England’

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Image 4 (DSCN1227.JPG) is the spore print.
Image 4 (DSCN1227.JPG) is the spore print.
Image 4 (DSCN1227.JPG) is the spore print.
Image 4 (DSCN1227.JPG) is the spore print.

Proposed Names

23% (2)
Recognized by sight: The spore print doesn’t look yellow the yellow looks more like staining from a wet cap, This should be tried on black paper
32% (4)
Recognized by sight: Could be growing on buried cones

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Is either Strobilurus tenacellus or stephanocystis,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-11-12 08:17:46 AEST (+1000)

in the description stands “pines nearby” … but without microscopical investigation it will not be possible to tell them apart.