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Butter Cap (Collybia butyracea)

Observed: 20th November 2011 By: Marfie

Pale Mushroom. Baildon Moor on a very damp foggy November morning. In amongst grass and some heather. It is about 4 cm across


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.


Sarah West's picture

What did it look like

What did it look like underneath?
When identifying fungi, it's useful to see underneath to see if it has gills or pores, what the stem is like, if there is any colour bruising where the fungi is damaged, if there is a ring, remnants of a ring or web, etc.
If there are several of the same mushroom, don't be afraid to pick one and turn it over, the mushroom is just the fruit of the fungi, the vast majority of it is underground.

Lovely part of the world is Baildon Moor!

Sarah West
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber

flaxton's picture

Paul As Sarah said more

As Sarah said more detail would help. Would you post a picture of a bird showing no head and no feet and hope for an ID? Sometimes you might get one as in this find but in many cases it would be impossible to put forward a suggestion.

Marfie's picture

Helping with ID

Thanks for the suggestions about having more information. I was actually out for photos of dew

I decided to take the fungus photos for the Baildon Moor flickr group (I am a committee member of Friends of Baildon Moor) but realised later that it was silly to post the photos on there without a name. If I had thought at the time about ID I would have taken several photos of each.

Is the suggestion given still ok for it being on Baildon Moor which is not wooded?

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The suggestion is still good.

The suggestion is still good.