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P1090697

Observed: 30th October 2012 By: Peter Orchard
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
P1090697
Description:
Identifications

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

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

D.M.H.'s picture

Do you have a view showing

Do you have a view showing stems? I think these are Honey fungus also but Stropharia is also possible.

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Peter Orchard's picture

Thanks for the id's. Amazing

Thanks for the id's. Amazing how three very different species could all be honey fungus - no wonder I find fungi a puzzle! Sadly I didn't take a photo of the stems as, when I saw them, I thought they were so distinctive I would have no trouble finding them. Given the location on wood chips I favour Stropharia but I will have to try and get a better photo next autumn. Do you know Knigston Lacey? I assume Dorset Mushroom Hunters is Dorset England!

D.M.H.'s picture

Hello Peter, yes Weymouth. I

Hello Peter, yes Weymouth. I do know Kingston Lacey but haven't been for a few years. Honey fungus does vary but first two posting are certainly the same species. Without seeing the entire stem including base I can not be certain they are not both Bulbous Honey fungus. This species commonly grows in clumps appearing to be in soil but are actually feeding on main roots from the nearby infected tree.

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