Martincito's picture

More clouded funnels?

Observed: 11th November 2011 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
DSCF9678
DSCF9683
DSCF9684
DSCF9685
Description:

Growing under a large rhododendron bush!

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

jhn7's picture

Wonderful sight!

They are such elegant sturdy fungi until they get a little wavy when they are older. There are loads of clusters in my local wood this year, many more than last year. It must be a funnel year!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

Martincito's picture

Agreed. This last week or so

Agreed. This last week or so has been very fungal here in East Anglia. On a single walk round Christchurch Park here in Ipswich with my wife yesterday, we saw some big parasols, the remains of a cluster of oyster mushroom, several blewits, some cups, a big troop of yellow waxcaps, the clouded funnels and countless anonymous little brown funglets.

jhn7's picture

I love the term 'funglets'!

I was so busy commenting I forgot to agree!
A lovely walk then! The Blewits also appear very strong, healthy and plentiful here this year. Lucky you with Waxcaps - I only seem to see them on holiday. My 'LBJ's will now be 'LBF's. I'm sure I often discover species new to science because after hours of looking at books and the internet I still can't identify them!!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

Martincito's picture

I guess part of the appeal of

I guess part of the appeal of fungi is precisely the challenge of identifying them despite the frustration it so often causes. Actually, although there are a few Blewits about what I meant to say was Boletus. I haven't pinned down the precise ID yet but they have nicely patterned caps, yellow pores and red stems. Oh yes, and my attempt at getting a spore print led only to a brown splodge with a few maggots!

jhn7's picture

Yuk!

Oh dear, I find Boletes tricky but there are only the odd (very) specimen about now, our flush was a couple of months ago.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)