Spectacular fungi growing on rotting laminated wood

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Captain Scally
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Spectacular fungi growing on rotting laminated wood

Post by Captain Scally » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:04 pm

I spotted these egg shaped juvenile fungi yesterday on a pile of rotting laminted wood which has been very good for oyster mushrooms over the last few years.

They have matured today. I couldn't find anything like them in RogerPhillips' Mushrooms

I would love to know what they are - cheers, Andrew
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Re: Spectacular fungi growing on rotting laminated wood

Post by mollisia » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:48 am

Hello Andrew,

this is Volvariella bombycina, a thermophilic species thas is slightly increasing sinc some twenty years or so (at least in Germany)

best regards,
Andreas

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Re: Spectacular fungi growing on rotting laminated wood

Post by adampembs » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:58 pm

Welcome to UK Fungi, Andrew

There are only 334 Uk records for this fungus, so it might be good to contact your county recorder to add to the county records.

regards

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