Thursday, 12 November 2009

More fungi

The wet weather, colder nights and vast quantities of decaying leaves on the ground, have been ideal for the emergence of fungal 'umbrellas'. Among the dappled sunlight, hitting the ground this morning, were several types.
These, I think are Sulphur Tuft fungi (Hypholoma fasciculare). Attractive, but poisonous they grow in colonies, on dead and decaying stumps of both deciduous and coniferous trees.
Here are a couple more examples of fungi, found this morning - but not yet positively identified.
This one seems to be long past it's best and is beginning to liquify at the edges, turning into black ink. Not very attractive and, even if it is edible, who would want to eat it?
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