When: 2008-08-07

Collection location: Manchester Forest, England [Click for map]

Who: Flip (urbanchaos)

No specimen available

need identification

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:07 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘UK Manchester Forest’ to ‘Manchester Forest, England’


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By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-01-16 20:09:24 CST (-0500)

The white almost-free gills look like Gymnopus. The mushroom on the far left of the top photo looks to have a purple dusting of spores. Maybe the coloration is due to something else.

Gymnopus yes. Probably confluens
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-01-16 19:30:31 CST (-0500)

Gymnopus confluens is not a bad name. Looking carefully at the lower
photo – I see almost free (finely adnexed) gills, white too. To me
that spells typical Gymnopus.

Probably not gymnopus
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-01-16 19:06:00 CST (-0500)

They seem a bit too delicate. I also think I see hints of purple spores, which suggests Psathyrella or maybe even Stropharia.

By: Flip (urbanchaos)
2009-01-16 18:20:08 CST (-0500)

someone told me they thought this was Gymnopus confluens, not sure though

Sometimes, IDs are not easy…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-07 11:32:30 CDT (-0400)

…even with the mushroom in hand! Photo IDs work best with a distinctive fungus, whose features transfer well through a photo. Little brown or beige or white fungi, with no obvious features, are much harder. This is probably a white spored species, but that won’t help much. You’d need good keys and a scope to get it to genus, and even then…

Don’t expect an ID on everthing you collect…it just won’t happen, even for the experts!

But you are off to a fine start…enjoy your hunting, and keep sharing, esp. those dramatic photos!