Mushrooms

dw1305

Expert
Joined
7 Apr 2008
Messages
10,018
Location
nr Bath
Hi all,
These sprang up in the middle of my lawn over night. Any idea what species they are ?
They look like they might be in the Ink-cap family. All the species used to be Coprinus, they are all now something else.

They spring up really quickly in clumps and just as quickly go black and decayed. Have a look at the <"Psathyrellaceae"> pages on the Leicestershire Nature Spot web site. "Fairy Inkcap" - Coprinellus disseminatus looks a possibility.

cheers Darrel

 

Tim Harrison

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
5 Nov 2011
Messages
7,602
Location
UK
Thanks Darrel. I have a copy of Roger Phillips, but I don't know where to start with fungi. It's amazing how fast they sprang up, the lawn was mowed yesterday afternoon and this morning they appeared almost fully mature. Like you mentioned they quickly auto-digest (deliquesce), which results in the dripping black inky fluid which gives the genus its name, apparently.
 

zozo

Member
Joined
16 Apr 2015
Messages
7,269
Location
Netherlands
What astonished me the most is how fast mushrooms can grow.. I once had one growing in an indoor plantpot. I noticed a 10mm muschroom ealry in the morning and it was 5cm at noon. And indeed gone again a day later.

You could literaly see them grow.. :) if you're patient enough to sit and watch it a few hours.
 

dw1305

Expert
Joined
7 Apr 2008
Messages
10,018
Location
nr Bath
Hi all,
It is pick a name really.

I've been surveying with a proper Mycologist, and even they weren't confident what all of them were. I've found that is a good rule of thumb with experts (on taxonomically challenging groups, like Fungi, Beetles, Flies, Bryophytes), if they are happy to tell you that they don't know exactly what something is, they probably are an expert.
It's amazing how fast they sprang up
That was what made me think of Ink caps.

cheers Darrel
 

Tim Harrison

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
5 Nov 2011
Messages
7,602
Location
UK
I recently put a load of wood chips and bark in my boarders as a mulch, mostly hardwood. When I raked it to one side to plant a few more shrubs it was riddled with mycelium, so I'm guessing it's spread through the soil and in to the lawn.
 

X3NiTH

Member
Joined
13 Apr 2014
Messages
945
The most impressive Funghi I have come across so far was a specimen of Bleeding Tooth Fungus (Hydnellum Pekcii) growing from the side of an Oak tree. What impressed me the most was it was nearly the size of a Rugby ball!

image.jpeg


image.jpeg


Looks like liquid Amber!
 
Joined
20 Jul 2018
Messages
344
Location
Netherlands
The most impressive Funghi I have come across so far was a specimen of Bleeding Tooth Fungus (Hydnellum Pekcii) growing from the side of an Oak tree. What impressed me the most was it was nearly the size of a Rugby ball!!
Looks like an thing out of a scifi movie.. Does look like it is leeching honey..
 

X3NiTH

Member
Joined
13 Apr 2014
Messages
945
That looks right.. I have an other one for you that I encounter last the week before at my work..They looked pretty strange..

48813935548_ac96ccb400_b.jpg
These are Puffball fruiting bodies, go back and have a look if they have grown further, if they are white and enormous then they are Giant Puffball and are deliciously edible when sliced and fried as steaks.
 

X3NiTH

Member
Joined
13 Apr 2014
Messages
945
That red mushroom that I saw seems to be a <Tarzetta Rosea> or more commonly called Fungi Cup or Red Champagne Mushroom.
If I were ever to make fake mushrooms for a palludarium it would be a clump of these, look so much like Zoanthids/Palythoas when in big groups. Which falls north of Bangkok? Erawan?
 
Top