spacemouses's picture

IMG_2212is

Observed: 23rd August 2012 By: spacemouses
IMG_2212is
IMG_2219is
Description:

Black, more matt than glossy. 1st pic-The cap flatish and about 100mm across. 2nd pic- Shows it turned over. The stalk about 40+mm thick. I don't suppost any chance of ID of the small ones on the stalk if not the same as the large black one.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

flaxton's picture

This is an old Russula

This is an old Russula (nigricans) or Lactarius

jhn7's picture

Well spotted spacemouses!

I must admit I had looked at these images several times and only after Flaxton's ID did I realise they were the tiny whitish Silky Piggyback. My book says 'on decaying fruit bodies of Russula species' - why do you suggest Lactarius Flaxton?

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

flaxton's picture

I have found old Lactarius

I have found old Lactarius probably L turpis or L blenius which looked just like a Blackening Russula R nigricans. Russula and Lactarius are very closely related and Asterophora has been found on several species from both families.

jhn7's picture

Thanks!

I must be careful to look closely at both when I next find them (should I say if).

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

Fenwickfield's picture

same thought

I glanced and thought it was a maggot,you have very good observation skills or glasses well spotted :)

Fenwickfield