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Sulphur Tuft in Stoke Woods?

Observed: 25th February 2012 By: ar8922
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Clusters of orange/yellow fungi growing on the severed stump of a mature ivy vine. I think it might be Sulphur Tuft but I'm not sure.

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ar8922's picture

Velvet Shank?

Thanks Fenwickfield, you may well be right. Having looked up more information on Velvet Shank, this example ticks most of the boxes... but not all. The caps here are smaller than seems to be commonly suggested for Velvet Shank and the stems are lighter in colour.

flaxton's picture

There used to be a recognised

There used to be a recognised variety for fruitbodies under 10mm which was F velutipes var pigmaea.

ar8922's picture

defunct variety?

Thanks flaxton, that's interesting. Is it no longer recognised for some reason?

flaxton's picture

I assume it is felt that this

I assume it is felt that this species just has a wide range of sizes.

ar8922's picture

Thanks flaxton

Makes sense, thanks again.

Fenwickfield's picture

text book

most fungi are variable depending on conditions they are growing in weather ect,stems are sometimes pale and other times almost chocolate brown,that's why fungi are hard to id.

Fenwickfield

ar8922's picture

text book - thanks

Many thanks again, your advice is very welcome.