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Observed: 18th September 2011 By: ex-royalex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Small clump of fungus with brown caps, with increasing "hairyness" and colour deepening towards the centre, the biggest about 6cm in diameter. Very thick coffee-coloured stalks. About 5cm high. Thanks to flaxton and fenwickfield for the ID.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Armillaria interacts


ktmartin's picture

Did you get a close up photo?

Fungi are really tricky to ID from a picture. So if you've got a close up picture; a shot of the gills and or a note of what it was growing on -it would all help get an ID.

ex-royal's picture

Not Known Fungus

Thanks for responding. The best I have is the second one already provided. When I took it I didn't know I was going to be quite as interested in fungi.

I have found that when I open it up in Windows Live Photo Gallery I can click on the image and zoom in. The definition is quite good so a fairly detailed picture of the cap is available.

As you can see it is growing on the moss-covered base of what I believe to be a mature oak tree.

I'll get better at this!


Fenwickfield's picture

Future observations

Don't worry Alan we all do the same when we first start to become interested in Fungi.For future photo's it is best to take a shot of cap,gill,stem, texture if dry, greasy, scaly also smell colour change when cut and habitat.I hope this help's you and before you know it you will become obsessed but it is such an interesting subject.I carry a small note book and ruler to jot down notes on them as you forget when you get back home especially if you find's lot's when out looking.