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Unknown Fungus

Observed: 16th October 2009 By: greenmangreenman’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Unknown Fungus
Description:

Saw several clusters of these small fungi growing on rotting tree stumps. Observed one lot being happily munched on by a grey squirrel.

Identifications

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.

Species with which Honey Fungus (Armillaria spp) interacts

Comments

Rob Coleman's picture

Honey fungus is very variable

Honey fungus is very variable within species - see http://www.mushroomhobby.com/Gallery/Armillaria/index.htm. Your photo could be A tabescens (Ringless Honey Fungus), although with young specimens of other Armillaria species the ring is not always readily apparent.

Rob Coleman

miked's picture

I'm not so sure its honey

I'm not so sure its honey fungus but can't think of anyting else at the moment. Would it be possible to take some more photos to show later stages.

greenman's picture

More photos

The original photo was taken on 16th October - are they likely to still be around? If you think so then I can probably call in at the site early next week and I'll try to get a few more snaps.
Regards.

greenman

miked's picture

Those ones will have gone but

Those ones will have gone but if it was honey fungus then its possible there will be other fruiting bodies around, it usually produces loads over quite a period.

greenman's picture

I'll see what I can do and

I'll see what I can do and get back to you in a couple of days!

greenman