BugFriendlyGardener's picture

fungi

Observed: 18th October 2012 By: BugFriendlyGardener
Fungi @ Bulloughs
Description:

on lawns- sandy soil.
Sorry, I know NOTHING about fungi

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

Amadan's picture

No need to apologise -

Fungi are not the easiest group to get to grips with.
The Ink-caps are distinctive in that most of them quickly turn to a black sludge after opening (hence the name). Some are edible when young, but at least one contains a chemical that causes vomiting if taken with alcohol (it has been used as a treatment for alcoholism).
The alternative name for this one is "Lawyers Wig".