The Fungi Challenge

Fishtales

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Caught a glimpse of this on my walk at the weekend, couldn't get close for a decent shot.

Looking it up I think it might be :-
The sickener mushroom (Russela emetic)

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Cap'n Fishy

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Any ideas on this one (I haven't a clue), about six inches high.

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Yes - I photographed that one a few years ago...

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... and I looked it up at the time. Unfortunately I didn't put the name in with the photograph. Just checked it. Looks like Clavaria fistulosa, aka...
Macrotyphula fistulosa

aka 'Pipe club'.

First rule of Pipe club... you do not talk about Pipe club. 😜
 

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Out after grayling for a few hours today and came across this in a beech ( ignore the leaf in the foreground ). Not one I remember seeing before, any ideas chaps?
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Cap'n Fishy

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One from today...

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I brought one home and set about identifying it with my books. I reckon it is Clitocybe nebularis. Described as edible and a favourite of some connoisseurs, though some find it indigestible. However, as it is a Clitocybe, and the genus contains some killers, I will not be eating any! 🤪

Col
 

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If there was a bit more blue on the stalk I'd take them off your hands, check out field bluestalks (blewits)
Theres loads this year and wood bluestalks :)
 

Cap'n Fishy

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If there was a bit more blue on the stalk I'd take them off your hands, check out field bluestalks (blewits)
Theres loads this year and wood bluestalks :)

Aye, blewits and wood blewits don't have decurrent gills...

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That one I posted has the typical decurrent gills of a member of the Clitocybe genus - see the way the gills run down the sides of the stalk and gradually taper towards it.

It's probably safe enough to eat, given its size. The 2 really nasty Clitocybes are a lot smaller...

Clitocybe dealbata, the ivory funnel...

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Clitocybe rivulosa...

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Two to stay away from!

Col
 

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Spotted this on the cycle path, growing on a tree stump...

I think it is 'Artist's Conk', Ganoderma applanatum?

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WTF do artists use it for??? :unsure:
 

Cap'n Fishy

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A couple from yesterday...

Xylosphaera hypoxylon (that's easy for you to say 😜)

aka Candle snuff fungus or stag's horn fungus...

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One of the Stereum genus, possibly S. hirsutum?

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Col
 
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