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Hypholoma sublateritium (Brick Woodtuft)

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Hypholoma 
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 growing on buried wood. The cap is from 20 - 70mm. Initially, it is capped then becomes flattened.

These are young specimens, found growing amongst rotten wood

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