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Peppery Roundhead

Observed: 15th November 2012 By: Natterjacktoad
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Comments

flaxton's picture

This species normally starts

This species normally starts out a pale bluish green and soon fades to whitish. Yours seems too colourful. Did it smell of pepper?

D.M.H.'s picture

Phillips and MJ's book are

Phillips and MJ's book are lacking info on S.caerulea but its in Collins and colour matchs well.
Collins lists it as woodland species while S.pseudocyanea is grassland species which matches habitat.

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flaxton's picture

To be really sure you would

To be really sure you would need to check for cheilochrysocystidia :0 and that would give you S caerulea. A lack of the above gives S aeruginosa

D.M.H.'s picture

Irrespective of no observed

Irrespective of no observed fluffy white edge to gills?

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flaxton's picture

The macro features can change

The macro features can change with very dry/wet conditions and age so can on some occasions be less definitive.

Natterjacktoad's picture

It was identified by the West

It was identified by the West Weald fungus group rather than me! A number of competent people saw it.

Sarah Patton

Natterjacktoad's picture

And, yes it did smell of

And, yes it did smell of pepper!

Sarah Patton

D.M.H.'s picture

Is that information(smell)

Is that information(smell) not something you should of mentioned as information to accompany pictures?

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flaxton's picture

I would agree with you on

I would agree with you on that.
Shame on you Sarah ;)

D.M.H.'s picture

We are all guilty of

We are all guilty of occasionally forgeting important features, facts etc :-)

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Natterjacktoad's picture

Genuine human(ish) error

Genuine human(ish) error :(

Sorry, I forgot.

(if you can hear me from the naughty corner.......)

Sarah Patton

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No need to apologise, surely?

No need to apologise, surely? The great thing about iSpot is it helps us to know what to look for (or in this case report) next time. By the way, did you know that in the book The Time Garden by Edward Eager, the Natterjack Toad is portrayed as a magical creature who understands the laws of magic and time and assists the children on their adventures?

Regards, Martin

PS This vintage thread below (featuring one of our top amateur mycologists) shows (yet again) how complicated it is to identify what looks at first like a very distictive mushroom, in this case a blue/green Stropharia...
http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/fungi-forums/62946-stropharia-s...

PPS It leaves us wondering about those cystidia with "pigs tail" extensions though!