Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Fungi from The Scottish Highlands

I know this site is for recording natural history sightings in Calderdale,
but I couldn't resist posting some photos of my weekend away in Glen Loy.

Purple Stocking Webcap (Cortinarius stillatitius)
This fungus was covered in a mucous-like slime.
You can just make out the purple 'stocking' to the stipe. 

Larch Bolete (?Suillus grevillei var. clintonianus)

Angels Wings (Pleurocybella porrigens)

Plums and Custard (Tricholomopsis rutilans)

Pelargonium Webcap (Cortinarius flexipes)
This is easy to identify by the strong odour of geraniums. 

The eternally photogenic Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)

 Dusky Puffball (Lycoperdon nigrescens)

Conifer Mazegill (Gloeophyllum sepiarium) 
Note the maze-like pores.

Yellow Staghorn (Calocera viscosa)

Wooly Milkcap (Lactarius torminosus)
When flesh is broken it produces a white, hot tasting milk.

Hoof Fungus (Fomes fomentarius) or could it possibly be a Red-belted Bracket (Fomitopsis pinicola)?
The latter being rare in the British Isles.

And finally....what fungi foray in Scotland would be without The Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius)?!



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