Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Other Fungi from Ogmore
Below is Macrocystidia cucumbis/Cucumber Cap. The cap is a dark blackish brown to purplish brown with a light margin which can be seen in the photo. It has a very distinctive smell; that of cucumber or even fishy odour. The cap colour is darker when moist and dries paler when dried out.
Below is Lepista panaeolus. It's also known as Lepista luscina. It's uncommon to rare but relatively easy to identify. The cap is a dull grey/brown and often looks like its dusty. It's frequently ornamented with concentric rings of spots and that is useful when identifying it in the field.It can be solitary and sometimes in rings.
Below is Galerina pumila/Dwarf Bell. When this mushroom is moist it's very striate and can be seen in the picture.
From left to right: Tulostoma brumale/Winter Stalkball, Xylaria polymorpha/Dead Mans Fingers and Stropharia squarrosa
Clavulina rugosa/Wrinkled Club. A wrinkled, irovy coloured fungi. It can reach 10 cms high and sometimes has antler like branches, sometimes its more simpler but always with an irregular, wrinkled and uneven surface. It's common and often found in groups. At Afan Argoed a few years ago this fungi was growing in great numbers over a very large area.