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Yellow waxcap??

Observed: 21st August 2010 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
21 August 2010 Grenaghen (72)
21 August 2010 Grenaghen (73)
21 August 2010 Grenaghen (74)

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Thank you Alan, could you

Thank you Alan,

could you explain 'lichenised' toadstool for me please,

Thanks for ID.


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Officially this fungus is a lichen. It forms a relationship with, in this case, a green alga, and together they produce a granular green mat on the peat surface. When the lichen fruits, the fruitbody is a toadstool.

Nearly all lichens are lichenised cup fungi, or at least lichenised fungi in the phylum Ascomycota. This is one of the very few in which the fungus is a member of the Basidiomycota, the phylum that includes toadstools.


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Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info Alan,

very close to where I took this photo, I also photgraphed what I have been told before is known as 'matchstick lichen'.

I might post an example, Ive been told about its symbiotic nature also, maybe you could help clarify its nature also?