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.
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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.
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.
until this week. It seems to like having it's feet wet - so this should be a good year for it!
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...
These are really nice photos on the profile.
I never saw it in such abundance when I was out.
Lat/Lng: 57.5485, -4.3517
OS grid ref: NH593533
In a ditch with Sphagnum at the side of a track through forestry plantation.