Sue Kneen's picture


Observed: 2nd October 2013 By: Sue KneenSue Kneen’s reputation in Fungi and LichensSue Kneen’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

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.


marksteer's picture

Collins, Sterry and Hughes

Collins, Sterry and Hughes says this species 'often uniquely coloured green' so I guess you are correct.
Looks a wonderful specimen!

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

AlanS's picture

It is not "Hygrocybe cf. psittacina"

It is, in fact, H. psittacina.

The "cf.", as generally used in naming species, would indicate that it is like H. psittacina but that it differs in some way and may not be the true species.

This, on the other hand, is perfectly good H.psittacina in young, fresh state.

(being picky, but it would be better to have the correctly formulated name in the iSpot database. I would then add agreement.)

Sue Kneen's picture

Sorry,I know little about

Sorry,I know little about fungi and less about naming them.I probably clicked on the fist name on the list not realising what the"cf"stood for.I hate to admit total incompetence but how do I change the name once it has been entered?I'm just trying to draw up a species list for the multitude fungi growing in my fields.