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A pair of small fungi growing in woodchip mulch. The cap is flat with darker coouring towards the centre, slightly upturned margin; gill look pale but stained by dark spore; stipe lightly hirsute narrow dark. 45mm across, 60mm tall. The smaller one had a very dark cap and the larger one a very pale one.


Council woodchip mulch bordering sports field and open dry eucalyptus forest.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Impressive collection !.. I'll be back in a week when I've checked it out :-)

lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

Yes, I usually post at least a few at:

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

I agree it's not ideal for ID - it's partly about the pic :-) Corts are a monster group. Thanks for the input. You obviously know fungi.. got some to share?

lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

Tough to see the features in this particular image.

Possibly a Cortinarius species.

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

3765, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Sep 8, 2012

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