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Hypholoma sublateritium (Brick Woodtuft)

Kingdom: Fungi 
Order:Cortinariales or Agaricales
Species: H. sublateritium 
Binomial name Hypholoma sublateritium
Common name: Brick woodtuft,

These fungi are found on stumps and fallen logs.  It can be seen as a cluster of red brown mushrooms growing from the soil but they will be growning on buried wood. The cap is from 20 - 70mm. Initially it is capped then becomes flatterned.

These are young specimens, found growing amongst rotten wood