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Plums and Custard , Parkhurst Forest, Isle of Wight

Observed: 2nd September 2012 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Saw this while on a fungus foray in Parkhurst last week. A new species for me if I've got it right!


Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

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It would help with agreement if you had photographs of the stem and gills,pores as hard to say from cap alone.


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Plums and Custard!

Sorry Sheila, don't have photos of the stem and gills, we were out on a fungus foray with the IOW Natural History Society which proved very disappointing as we
found very few large fungi and this was one of the biggest so felt I could not pull them up!
One of our experts did think that it was Plums and custard, I'll try and do better next time!

I find fungi quite difficult and want to learn more this autumn!

David J Trevan

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dont say that

I was not telling you off David but as you say fungi are very hard to id.It is okay to remove one as the spores have dispersed by the time the fruiting body is mature.I hope you have better luck next time your out and once you get interested you end up obsessed with them.

Best wishes


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Your notes help.

Your good description together with the photo, where I can just see yellow underneath, suggest this is correct. I know it feels wrong to pull specimens up but Sheila is right - you will not be doing any harm. Like you I often err on the side of caution but you can sometimes gently bend a specimen sufficiently for a photo of the stem and underside without too much disturbance. I like to leave as I found and hope others will enjoy it later too.

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