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Observed: 8th October 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in Fungi and LichensSimon Walker’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Toadstool A, Fowlmere, 2012-10-08 001

Don't know what this is at all.


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It DID have a stem.

I looked. I don't know much about fungi, but this one was so striking I rather wanted to know what it it was. I looked up Pachyella violaceonigra on the web, and there were some specimens that lookd very similar. Could be that they're mis-identified on those sites - I've been caught out like that before. But as I say, I'm speaking from a position of ignorance.

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Simon The web is a fantastic

The web is a fantastic place but as well as perfect examples of many fungi there are also either non-representative (if we are being generous) or completely wrong identifications out there as well.
Pachyella is an Ascomycete much more like a peziza and has little or no stem which grows on soil. Polyporus all grow on wood.