Gentalis's picture

Unknown Fungi

Observed: 6th August 2011 By: GentalisGentalis’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Fungi 1

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Species interactions

No interactions present.


anonymous spotter's picture

This has the clasic "look"

of The Sickener (Russula emetica), if a bit small. What is the habitat around it? This species prefers pine woods, there is a related Beechwood Sickener (R. mairei) that prefers - well, you can guess. There are a few others that look very similar.

Gentalis's picture

Unknown Fungi

The habitat is a conifer plantation a track as been cut down, leading to a old Oak Wood this was close (next to) the conifer trees.

Martincito's picture

I was just about to add a

I was just about to add a tentative identification of Russula Emetica... but I'm not sure of the protocol if I should or not... but that is what I thought it might be too!

jhn7's picture

IDs are welcome!

Even if you are not sure (there are categories of certainty) it is worth suggesting an ID. You may be correct and agreements can build your reputation.

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Gentalis's picture

Russula Emetica

Thank you for your comments, I will go with Russula Emetica.