deKat's picture

Unidentified Fungi

Observed: 10th May 2008 By: deKat
Fungi
Description:
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

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Armillaria mellea

Honey Fungus

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

miked's picture

Definitely not honey fungus

Definitely not honey fungus as that has pale spores but this one seems to have dark spores. You often get a hint of spore colour where they fall out of the caps especially on older specimens such as these. Hypholoma also darkens with age.

deKat's picture

Thanks for this - could you

Thanks for this - could you tell me anything about hypholoma- is it common, serious etc? I don't know much about fungi!

miked's picture

this one is likely sulphur

this one is likely sulphur tuft or similar, it grows on dead wood so probably not causing further damage to living trees

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Hyphloma fasiculare

Sulphur Tuft. Can now see the photo better.

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/