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Fungi

Observed: 6th October 2011 By: Sam Griffin
Cumberland Bat GroupCumbria Amphibian and Reptile GroupThe British Herpetological Society
Sam Griffin’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:
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.

Comments

Martincito's picture

Where was it growing - in

Where was it growing - in leaf litter, on the stems or twigs of a plant, in the grass?

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It was actually growing

It was actually growing within a crack in the peat. It was well down this crack so fairly shaded and growing out of the bare peat.

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I've just uploaded a photo of

I've just uploaded a photo of this before I picked it. Not a great pic. hence not uploading first time round. Does this confirm your ID? Many thanks for your help. It had me stumped!

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Had me stumped too - thanks

Had me stumped too - thanks Alan!

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Yes, the extra picture helps

Yes, we now see the algal mat over the peat surface, with which the toadstool is always associated.

This is in fact a lichen, and treated as such in the lichen textbooks, the toadstool being the fruiting body of the lichen and the algae being held in a fungal matrix.

I apologise, by the way, that I did not notice the comments when I made my ID - I would have referred to Sam's useful habitat description.

Alan

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Missing photo now?

October 2011 I wrote:
"Yes, we now see the algal mat over the peat surface, with which the toadstool is always associated."

But now we don't.

Sigh.

What is the point of spending time adding what we think are useful comments, when the subject of our comments then gets altered?

Alan