Velvet on the ground

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:54

I very nearly didn't stop to look at this stunning fungus today at Graffham Common but I'm glad I did. This is the Velvet Rollrim Tapinella atromentosa and there are very few records for this in Sussex.  From above though, I almost put it down as a little brown job! It grows on pine and looks like no other fungi I have seen.

From the sublime to the ridiculous. This is the obscene Parasitic Bolete Pseudoboletus parasiticus growing from its host Common Earthball Scleroderma citrinum. It seems to be doing well this year, this is the third site I have seen it on in just over a week. Are you sniggering yet?

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