DSC_1125 false truffle to check

DSC_1125 false truffle to check

Observation - DSC_1125 false truffle to check. Description: This fungus was found growing, above ground, on the woodland floor. It looks like the false truffle. All around were 10's of fruiting bodies of the parasitic fungus Cordyceps ophioglossoides and I wondered whether their host, Elaphomyces granulatus, had

This fungus was found growing, above ground, on the woodland floor. It looks like the false truffle. All around were 10's of fruiting bodies of the parasitic fungus Cordyceps ophioglossoides and I wondered whether their host, Elaphomyces granulatus, had, for some reason, grown above ground. The fungus was 2cm diameter (1st photo) and the second photo shows the truffle, in situ, with the black parasite fungus close by.