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Red Cap Fungi

Observed: 21st September 2013 By: retreevalretreeval’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensretreeval’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Red Cap Fungi (young)
Red Cap Fungi (old)
Red Cap Fungi (side view)
Red Cap Fungi (top)
Red Cap Fungi (group)

Growing in pine plantation.Glossy postbox red when young. Growing to about 90mm dia when old, darkening in the middle with a ragged edge and white gills,stem very slightly pinkening.Has a very faint mushroomy smell


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.


AlanS's picture

pillar-box red

Sudden fear. Will our use of the phrase "pillar-box red" be affected by the recent governmental flogging off of our public utility? It'll be annoying if they change the colour.