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Herald of Winter

Observed: 19th October 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Herald of Winter
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Description:

In grassy area next to pines,slimy cap and yellow gills were only a few.

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

jhn7's picture

Interesting!

The comparison with your other observation is striking. Were they at the same place?

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

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No

The other observation was in a Scots pine wood belt at the back of my house last winter and there had been a hard frost the previous night.This was found just on a grassy area next to Christmas trees and fur on south facing grassy area rather sunny morning it was really cold the previous night but no frost.I thought that may be why they differ but I think that is the problem with fungi and why we find it hard to id them as there masters of disguise.When I first saw this I thought it was a waxcap but then after searching realised it was not.It was Flaxton who identified the previous one and explained the colour change due to a hard frost so I suppose we now have a before and after shot.
Sheila

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jhn7's picture

Fascinating!

What a complex job it is to get an ID!! So interesting though. I must admit these photos match ones in my book and on the internet whereas I would never have achieved an ID on your previous obs. You are so right - masters of disguise! Thank you.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)