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Dark brown fungus

Observed: 3rd October 2011 By: Terry Jolly
Woodland Fungus

Growing on dead timber


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.


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One of six different species photographed on that day

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One of six species

One of six species photographed on the day

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Martincito's picture

Just noticed that these were

Just noticed that these were growing on dead timber... so less likely to be Laccaria...

miked's picture

might be the armillaria but

might be the armillaria but not sure you can say its A. borealis

AlanS's picture

Rather old

but definitely does not look like A. borealis to me.

I'm not 100% sure it is an Armillaria.

Sometimes it is best to dismiss a fungus as "last week's", and move on.


Martincito's picture

I agree that there are

I agree that there are instances, and many more for me than for you experts of course, in which the ID will remain a mystery... but I think that the process of establishing that is nevertheless very educational.

Fenwickfield's picture

good shot's

You need fungi to be in good condition and have a selection of clear photo's.I now walk past anything that has not just emerged in the past couple of day's,as I have spent hours in the past trying to do an id on a shrivelled or soggy specimen or half eaten by slugs.