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Red fungi

Observed: 19th July 2012 By: conkeil
red fungi
Description:
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

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Otherwise known as a waxcap

Usually brightly coloured fungi, found in grasslands. When taking pictures of fungi for ID it is really helpful to have close up shots of the underside of the mushroom to see if it has gills or pores, what colour these are etc, as well as close ups of the cap and stem.

Sarah West
www.OPALexplorenature.org
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber