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Photo 20-09-2013

Observed: 20th September 2013 By: forestschool
Photo 20-09-2013
Description:

fungus

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

forestschool's picture

Whilst teaching forest school

Whilst teaching forest school the children found this. Any ideas what it is?

Amadan's picture

Fungi are difficult -

And photos of the cap alone are seldom enough to identify. You also need to report/photograph:
Stem type, colour, length
Gills or pores under the cap - colour, form, extent
Any discolouration or latex produced when bruised/cut (may take a while to develop)
Odour
Surrounding vegetation, especially trees.

Updated: I think Fenwickfield is right - if so, there should be a tree-stump underneath. When they're in clusters like this, it is usually because they're growing on a stump, or other piece of wood.

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Thanks Gen

Thanks for explaining I normally do but didn't have time this morning as off out fungi hunting if the rain holds off.

Sheila

Fenwickfield