Littorella's picture

Bog Beacon

Observed: 17th June 2012 By: LittorellaLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
2012_06_17_BogBeacona
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Description:

A yellow headed matchstick about 1-2cm in height. These are fairly common this year in Highland in the bottom of dried out (honest!) ditches.

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

Fenwickfield's picture

Michael Jordan

It is on page 66 of Fungi of Britain and Europe by the above author,one I have never found but would love to even though were I live is all bog and moor.

Fenwickfield

Littorella's picture

Thanks for that - my sloppy

Thanks for that
- my sloppy English here doesn't convey that what I MEANT was that there did not seem to be anything that you could confuse it with.

Amadan's picture

I'd never seen it either -

until this week. It seems to like having it's feet wet - so this should be a good year for it!

davidgenney's picture

More info

It seems to be enjoying the dry but still damp forestry drainage ditches around Strathpeffer at the moment.

Liz Holden put a short species profile together for this species on the Scottish Fungi website as 'Fungus of the Month' last June: https://sites.google.com/site/scottishfungi/species-profiles/mitrula-pal...

Lovely find!

Littorella's picture

Lovely pics

Thanks Dave
These are really nice photos on the profile.
I never saw it in such abundance when I was out.