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Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Perhaps Agaricus menieri - though perhaps not!

 Last week I came across a small group of Agarics growing on the sand dunes at North Dock. (how on earth can they find anything to eat?). On the Fungus UK site, Geoffrey Kibby, kindly suggested that they were very probably A. xanthodermus (Yellow Stainer) but interestingly added that because of the minimal ring and spore size there is a possibility of it being A. menieri, a species reputed to be in the UK but as yet unconfirmed. Think I'll keep the dried cap just in case!

 

Agaricus xanthodermus (Yellow Stainer), spores.

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