Monday, 9 August 2010
Spent a few hours identifying two fungi that I personally found hard to identify. It's either because of the appearance, so many grey, nondescript species, etc, or strangeness. Some types of fungi are rare or just do not fruit often.
There are common species that don't fruit every year or very little. Even Amanita muscaria, which is well known, may not fruit in numbers every year. I wonder why.
The problem with field identification for an amateur like myself is the time it takes. It's a labour of love. My advice; take your time..
Below is, I hesitate to say, is what I think is Tricholoma sejunctum/Deceiving Knight
And this is Psathyrella candolleana/Pale Brittlestem
Posted by Barry Thomas at 19:25:00