Bridgitte's picture

Fungi (added via Android)

Observed: 5th November 2013 By: Bridgitte
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Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

    Likely ID
    Hygrocybe virginea virginea
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


marksteer's picture

Sorry not sure from your

Sorry not sure from your photos - 1st 2 are'bird's nest' with possible fungi. 2nd 2 are Waxcaps but need much more info before trying to id

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

Bridgitte's picture

Not sure how the bird's nest

Not sure how the bird's nest appeared again. It is the fungi I want to identify please.


marksteer's picture

OK! Certainly not Common

OK! Certainly not Common Bird's Nest Fungus Crucibulum laeve 1st 2 photos!!! Only 5mm diameter!
2nd 2 photos look like Waxcap Hygrocybe spp. Possibly H. virginea Snowy Waxcap or varieties but need more info - dimensions cap and stipe, any smell? Guess because 'Salisbury' on alkaline soil? Waxcaps - 65'ish species recorded in UK BUT with recent DNA analysis maybe 95!
I'm not an expert but recently on Fungi walks with Mycologists seeing lots of Waxcaps but they weren't sure on id's for all specimens in the Field!

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