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Nov 10th fungi

Observed: 10th November 2011 By: keithphotos.evans

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.


Martincito's picture

Nice photo! No obvious ID

Nice photo! No obvious ID springs to my (relatively inexperienced) mind, but if I have time I'll have another think about it. It is hard (sometimes impossible) to get to a definite ID of fungi without being able to see (or read about) their gills, stem, if there is a ring, habitat, and any unusual smell. To get this info it is often necessary to extract one from the ground. This doesn't kill the fungus itself which lies beneath. Once you have a fruiting body, you can take it home to get a spore print which s also very helpful for identifying them.

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Closest I can get is the

Closest I can get is the Redlead Roundhead, but I see that the caps came out rather redder in my print-out than they appear on the screen. Anyway I'll put this up as a possibility...

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Mind you, this species is

Mind you, this species is more or less confined to soil with wood chips on or in it...