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Scrub Fungus

Observed: 29th September 2011 By: RefugeeRefugee’s reputation in Fungi and LichensRefugee’s reputation in Fungi and LichensRefugee’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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These were found growing in a scrubby area between grassland and a railway straddling a footpath in a loose clump covering an area of about 50 yards with birch and pussy willow, no ring though.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Did the fungus exude any

Did the fungus exude any "milk" when you broke it? If so, that would indicate a Lactarius of some kind. If so, the colour, taste and smell of the milk would help to get it down to species level.

Sarah West
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber

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No Milk

The broken edge remained dry for as long as it took me to fiddle with the camera to get the other images.