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Salmon salad

Observed: 4th September 2011 By: Sarah West
OPAL Community ScientistYorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Identifications

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Sarah West's picture

Is there anything this can be

Is there anything this can be confused with? The NBN map shows that this is not very widely distributed so I'd like to draw it to the local fungi group's attention to add it as a record.

Sarah West
www.OPALexplorenature.org
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber

jhn7's picture

Elastic, rubbery texture

Your photo has the look of being gelatinous, if so it is quite distinctive. Salmon-pink petal like lobed fruitbodies, trumpet shaped with a long split down one side. Can be solitary or grow in groups on soil but associated with buried rotting wood. Jordan's 'Encyclopedia of fungi' states soft and flabby when damp, tough when dry, occuring in autumn, infrequent but widespread (whatever that means)! However Phillips' 'Mushrooms' states rare on Red Data list but possibly spreading. I think it would be a good idea to report it and let them decide!!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

Alan Braddock MYFG's picture

Re Guepinia helvelloides

There used to be just one site in Yorkshire in Dalby Forest but it seems to be creeping up the country. I've seen it quite often in the Dolomites.
It used to be 'Tremiscus helvelloides'.
You can record this on the Field Recording DataBase of the British Isles (FRDBI)via www.fieldmycology.net