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Red fungus

Observed: 5th October 2013 By: Ron AllenRon Allen’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
DSC_2638 Red fungus E
Description:

Red fungi growing within a clump of ling heather

Identifications

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Ron Allen's picture

Red fungus in heathland

Any IDs welcome.

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Information

Really need more information as the main way to identify Hygrocybe is Size,if cap is scurfy,dry,slimy or greasy this also applies to the stem too also a clear photo of the gills to show how they are attached to the stem (stipe).It also helps if you can cut through the stem and cap as this shows the flesh colour and if the stem is full,hollow or fibrous.

Happy fungi hunting

Fenwickfield