RobMasefield's picture

Brown fungus

Observed: 4th December 2011 By: RobMasefield

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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Beagle's picture


It would be helpful if you gave us more information about the habitat as most fungi have specific habitat requirements. It appears to be growing on sand in a coastal location. Is it growing under or near other species of plants?. Regards


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Melanoleuca cinereifolia is

Melanoleuca cinereifolia is certainly a possibility but as this is a Red Data List species and very rare I would be loathed to id as this without confirmation

Fenwickfield's picture


As Flaxton has said it may be M.cinereifolia but it is best to stick to Genus only unless microscopic work can be carried out on the specimen especially with the Red Data.I also agree with Hugh that it is so important to give habitat details on every fungi found and posted.


RobMasefield's picture


It was located on an artificial sand dune created as sea defence. The fungi was found amongst beachgrass (Ammophila). Fungi was 10cm in height max.