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Small yellow fungus

Observed: 16th May 2008 By: Herbie_Hedgehog
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Lichenomphalia umbellifera
Description:

A single very small (12mm wide)fungus growing close to peat bog

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

AlanS's picture

fulvopallens?

I have added agreement to Lichenomphalia umbellifera, but this looks like the sphagnicolous varant, formerly called 'Omphalina fulvopallens'. It was described as a paler, more yellow species and was thought not to be lichenised. However, subsequent electron microscopy has shown that it is indeed lichenised, and it seems best regarded as part of the colour variation of L. umbellifera. See http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/Lichenomphalia_umbellifera.html

Alan