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found this toadstool

east yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

growing on bark chippings that are 2 yrs old. under the beech tree. any idea which speices? it is about2-3" tall. it is the only one.




The type of fungi which sends up its fruiting body will likely depend on what kind of bark chippings you have. Chippings can come from all kinds of tree types, deciduous and coniferous, sometimes even containing a mixture of both. It could even be a fungi related to your beech and not to the chippings. If you can manage to identify the fungi by visual means, then you may be able to determine what it is growing from and on. Should be interesting. I don't know what it is, but looks like a beautiful sea urchin. P.S. (Did you hear the one about the toadstool that became so depressed that it committed 'fungicide'?!)

31 May, 2009



31 May, 2009


Try the Parasol Mushroom (MACROLEPIOTA PROCERA) Agaricaceae. I would like to see a photo of it in a few days, if it is it will have a ring around the stem which can be pushed up and down like a parasol. Sounds fun. If it is it is edable, but don't try it! dont want to lose a valid Member of Goy!!!

31 May, 2009


It looks like a Pear shaped Puff Ball [Morganella Pyriformis]. My spelling might be wrong. But if I remember from Uni [a long, long time ago] the spores are inside the mushroom and fall off eventually.

31 May, 2009


thanks for the suggestions i will do some more research. and jonathan did you hear about the mushroom that enjoyed going to parties? he was a fungi [fun guy]

31 May, 2009


hehe love the jokes guys... isnt fungi interesting

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31 May, 2009


Great joke Sbg!!! Love the mushroom, very pretty!

31 May, 2009


This definately looks like a "Mica Ink-Cap" The small granules should soon disappear.The gills underneath should be browny/black.

31 May, 2009


And he had difficulty getting into the party because there wasn't mush-room!

1 Jun, 2009


And did you hear the one about the fungi who was composing a song in the kitchen at a party, but he couldn't compose there very well, so he went out into the garden because he found he could write music much better where he could de-compose!

1 Jun, 2009

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