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Brittlestem

Observed: 7th October 2012 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Brittlestem
Description:

A cluster of Brittlestems with red edge to the gills growing on woodchip.

Identifications

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

Did you see the red edge to

Did you see the red edge to the gills? There are one or two other species with red edges as well ;)

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Confidence

This species was photographed and identified in situ by my colleague, whose experience is greater than mine and whose ID skills are a higher level. The digital images were checked after the foray so I have every confidence in his species ID. With respect

Hugh

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Hi Hugh If I had known it was

Hi Hugh
If I had known it was id'd in the field I rather from just this photo I would not have queried the id. It would have been good to show the red edge to the gills and the length of the root which defines this species.
Mal

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Mal, next time I come across

Mal, next time I come across the Brittlestem in the field I'll take a specimen photo as you have described; gills and root. Thanks

Hugh