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Wild garden

Observed: 16th October 2010 By: Denis Elliott

Unfertilised organic wild garden established in 1990.


Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Fenwickfield's picture


Are there any pine trees near the fungus,as it looks like Russula ementica common name sickener, or are there any Beech tree's near


Pedroverdi's picture


Is that remains of the volval on the very edge of the cap. The shape is also more aminita than russula.

What do you think Denis?


Denis Elliott's picture

Russula or Amanita

I saw this fungus emerge and did not see the characteristic white spots of the Amanita.

There is a hornbeam hedge 350mm from the fungus, but no Beech and the nearest Pine is approximately 10 metres away.

Though a number of funghi have appeared in the wild garden I have no real knowledge relating to them and am eager to identify all!!!!

Fenwickfield's picture

Amanita it is

I have seen a couple with only a few white spots on but never like that,Fungi seem to vary that much,I have always had an interest but still sometimes struggle to get the correct ID but someone else usually know's what it is.It is an excellent site and everyone is helpful,there are a lot of good beginners books ot there Mushrooms by Roger Phillips and Encyclopedia of fungi by Michael Jorden
Good luck on your ID's