s.l.garlick's picture

Unidentified fungi in staff car park at WHA

Observed: 13th June 2013 By: s.l.garlick

Single fruiting body of a fungal species growing within a small ornamental bed in a car park. The surrounding vegetation comprised of ornamental grass species, a small young oak tree and field horsetail (Equisetum arvense). Most of the surrounding bed is covered in mulch wood clippings, as can be seen in the photos.


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Fenwickfield's picture


Is it possible to get some close up photo's of the gills and stem to see how the gills are attached to the stem and if the stem has a ring or not also did it have any smell.



flaxton's picture

Also check the base of the

Also check the base of the stem. It might show it is sat in a small volval cup.

s.l.garlick's picture

If it is still there on

If it is still there on Monday morning when I am next in work I will check. Thanks.

Amadan's picture

It may well be the woodchip mulch

That has introduced it. Some of this material actually comes from overseas, so you can find some non-native species on occasion.
If you're not sure of a fungus you handle, wash your hands before eating. Few are very toxic, but those that are don't take prisoners. It's unlikely that you'd pick up enough on you fingers to make you ill if accidentally swallowed, but there's always a first time (and Sod's Law, of course)...