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2 fungi for ID please

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Old Monday 17th June 2019, 14:31   #1
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2 fungi for ID please

Both found on grassland. The first was clustered, had a white spore print and the spores were an irregular tear-drop shape with apiculus measuring ~ 8.5 x 5.5 um. The second was on its own with a brown spore print, large spores ~ 12.5 x 8.5 um with germ pore. Any help appreciated.

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Old Wednesday 19th June 2019, 18:28   #2
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The first is Marasmius oreades - The free gills are a good hint, plus they should have a distinctive smell, like almonds.

The second is Agrocybe dura. The veil is distinctive and sometimes leaves a ring on the stem. The large spores rule out most lookalike Psathyrella (they should have also been a bit thick-walled?).

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Old Friday 21st June 2019, 08:52   #3
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Cheers Nick

I went back again yesterday and the brown ones did have a strangely distinctive smell. The white one did have the dark spores and a brittle stem so spent an hour trying to shoehorn it into being a Psathyrella - must broaden my horizons. And yes the spores were thick-walled.

Thanks again.

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