Nature Notes from Argyll
(and occasionally other places)
Sun 29 Aug 2010
A foray arranged by the Clyde and Argyll Fungus Group. An account of the meeting is here
The morning session was at Sutherland's Grove, Barcaldine.
Within a few paces of the car park we found this
stonking Beefsteak Fungus, Fistulina hepatica.
Pluteus cervinus on dead wood, and Amanita crocea at the base
of a birch, dug up to show the basal volva.
The Brown Roll-rim, Paxillus
involutus, a healthy specimen on the left, and one parasitised by Hypomyces
chrysospermus on the right. It was quite unusual to see this on Paxillus
as it normally attacks boletes.
Burner, Russula cyanoxantha, and the Red Swamp Brittlegill, Russula
Our old friend Tricholoma fulvum, the Birch Knight, and a new
friend Tricholomopsis decora.
A young Fly Agaric, with the red cap just visible between some
scales, and a slice of Lactarius chrysorrheus, showing the milk which is white
when first cut but quickly turns yellow.
The largest of the common Milk-caps, Lactarius vellereus.
Lactarius blennius, found wherever Beech grows, and Clitocybe
vibecina, a new vice-county record.
Russula betularum, which grows under birch, and Russula risigallina, found under oak, another vice-county first.
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