Cap diameter 34mm, height of cone 19mm
Found this toadstool on the north-west terrace in the grass. I say ‘grass’ but there are other wild flowering plants there too, and mosses. Underneath the build up of soil is gravel, so we were told by someone who lived here in the 1950s. We just mow the ‘gravel’ terraces a few times a year ;)
I don’t know what species of fungus it is. I’m guessing a fibrecap (Inocybe) but none of the descriptions in Collins Fungus Guide or in Roger Phillips book Mushrooms quite fits. So I’ve got to the hey ho stage. I get there probably 80% of the time with fungi I find on the Boggy Brae, which is an improvement on previous years.
Anyway, it is #boggybrae #garden #fungus number 57. Here are some more pics:
The toadstool in situ among mosses, grasses, and other small wild flowering plants
Base of stem slightly bulbous
Cap transluscence and you can just see the brown colour of the spores on the gills if you click on this photo and the next one to enlarge them.
When I can, I’ll treat myself to a more powerful microscope than I have at present so that I can look more closely at spores and cystidia.
The ‘shroom dried to this colour