Just over 1cm wide, cream-coloured, corrugated, shield-capped fungus. Found in meadowland. Stem thin and about 5-7cm long
Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!
Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
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Not sure what that agg. means, but looks like it was a dead heat between our IDs David!
Agg is an abbreviation of Aggregate (of species). It means that there are possibly a few different species currently under the same name
Thanks. While on this subject, is var. short for variety?
Yes. My only concern with that is I do not know what constitutes a var. Boletus luridus var rubriceps has a cap colour much redder than the norm but in all other respects is the same. Unfortunately there are others where the colour, spore size and basidia shape are all different and I cannot understand why these are not different species rather than just a var. There are yet others especially in the Russula where one species such as R sardonia which can be blood-purple through to green or yellow. The latter two colours are "forma viridis" and "forma mellina" and not vars.????
Tricky little devils these mushrooms, aren't they?
Thanks Malcolm for these explanations.
I used agg. as I have reservations about identifying fungi to secies from photographs as many require a check of the microscopic features to be certain as to which species is involved.
I can fully understand that David but I think there are occasions when a probable id is better for the punters even if it "might" be wrong.
I have found P plicatilis very close to woodland and P leiocephala outside woodland but they are usually confined to their preferred habitat.
If I'm not sure of the species (which is often the case) I put just the genus name and add my suspicions about species as a comment... or maybe the genus as a "it's likely to be" followed by the species as an "It might be" ID.
Lat/Lng: 52.1, 0.0
OS grid ref: TL4152