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Unidentified fungi

Observed: 10th November 2011 By: Sheila Matheson
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Description:

Annual fruiting around October/November below a fuchsia bush outside a private garden. Second photo was taken 29/10/2009 at same location.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ranon.2011's picture

Could it be an old and very

Could it be an old and very dried up Fly Agaric?

Sheila Matheson's picture

unidentified fungi

Definately not, it looks more like a brain fungus but red instead of yellowy.

miked's picture

Did you slice it open to see

Did you slice it open to see if there were any gills. There are things such as Gyromitria that can look a bit like this but not sure there are any this colour. My bet would go with a deformed Russula to check this you could look out for hints of white gills and a very crumbly texture.

Sheila Matheson's picture

Did not cut it open, but will

Did not cut it open, but will do so next time it fruits. From nibbled slug eaten bits you could see that under the red outer skin it appeared white in colour. Sorry if this sounds vague.