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Unknown Toadstool growing in woodchip

Observed: 31st January 2012 By: m.tuckettm.tuckett’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

These exceptionally purple toadstools are coming up in a pile of woodchippings left by the electricity company after trimming back trees. Its a mixed pile of conifer and broadleaf woodchip. The boradleaf including mainly lime and ash. The pile has stood under a conifer (some sort of thuja I think) on the edge of lawn for about 2 years. Fully open the caps are ca. 10cm across. Fading to dull brown with age. Coming up over several weeks in groups (one group in in situ photo)

Identifications

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Species interactions

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