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DSC_1125 false truffle to check
Observed: 28th September 2011 By: STEWART TAYLOR
Added: 29th September 2011
This fungus was found growing, above ground, on the woodland floor. It looks like the false truffle. All around were 10's of fruiting bodies of the parasitic fungus Cordyceps ophioglossoides and I wondered whether their host, Elaphomyces granulatus, had, for some reason, grown above ground. The fungus was 2cm diameter (1st photo) and the second photo shows the truffle, in situ, with the black parasite fungus close by.