fungi found on stump of fallen tree on the edge of woodland in Glen Nevis
Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!
Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
No interactions present.
Maybe P. porrigens got it name from porridge? But best not to eat these mushrooms, see http://www.namyco.org/publications/mcilvainea/v20/pleurocybella_toxin.html.
The hints of porridge have amused generations, I am sure (including me!) but it probably refers to its spreading growth form, from 'porrigo'. The same word has another meaning of scaly or scurfy, but that does not seem apt for this fungus.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
Thank you Murdo for your information on I.D
Thank you also Martin for the interesting article
It is not necessary to repeat an existing ID - just click the 'I agree' button if you want.
ah learning all the time ... thanks :))
Lat/Lng: 56.81592, -5.07872
OS grid ref: NN121736