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Observed: 5th June 2012 By: axon
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Description:

Could someone please ID this fungi and advise if it might be edible. Found in a redundant grow bag previously used for tomatoes. Creamy in colour. approx 4 inches tall.
The growbag is sheltered against a garden shed.

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

See the disclaimer in red

See the disclaimer in red under your post.

Amadan's picture

Flaxton's comment -

Is particularly appropriate wherever a fungus is growing on a "non-natural" substrate.
Fungi are often difficult to identify, and imported materials (such as bark chips or growing media) may contain spores of non-native species. So what looks like an edible UK species may be something quite different!

axon's picture

Thanks

Thanks for your posts. Don't worry I wasn't considering eating them, I was just curious. I never even considered that they may not be native to the UK. Just goes to show how important it is to identify the host for fungi.

Mind you they might make a decent still life...

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