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Tawny Funnels

Observed: 8th December 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

There are lots of these in different patches throughout the wood and I think they are all Tawny Funnels. Like Martincito I've been trying to research the differences between Tawny and Common Funnels!

Identifications

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martincito's picture

Seems to be hanging out with

Seems to be hanging out with a couple of lilac friends in one photo! I wonder what species they are...

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Which book shall I consult ...?

Enough! I've been round in circles with these funnels trying to pin the essential differences down. All my specimens are darker than the books, one says Tawnys have thinner cap flesh another says Commons have thinner cap flesh, one says Tawnys are only found with conifers (and mine aren't) and so on. The bonnets are a doddle in comparison!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

Martincito's picture

For what it's worth I think

For what it's worth I think you are spot on with Tawny Funnel for these. I expect you've already seen this relevant discussion: http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/fungi-forums/63021-lepista-flac...

Martin

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Yes thank you.

It made me giggle to see what fairplay had written about Flaxton (almost sacrilage - I consider him the expert on fungi).

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

Martincito's picture

:-D yes... and it was a

:-D yes... and it was a surprise to see a familiar nick-name in that different context. I think I'll ask the forum what other web-sites they like to play with when there is a lull in fungal activity here...

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Photo reference

I often check IDs out on the pages
http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/?q=identify/fungi
but on the forums they do seem to suffer from delusions of grandeur with commanders and officers etc! Not my cup of tea but fun I'm sure.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)