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Velvet Top Fungus

Phaeolus spadiceus ( syn P. schweinitzii )


One of the most impressive fungal fruiting bodies I've seen. Spotted in the moist splendor of Benmore Botanic Gardens on a British Pteridological Society weekend.

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AlexKonig 9 years ago
velvet-top fungus
Phaeolus spadiceus ( schweinitzii ) Phaeolus schweinitzii

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AlexKonig 9 years ago

ah,i also make mistakes !! but thanks.I want to have also some nice/new/updated fungi-books, my now used books getting outdated. by "fungi' is it allways: at the right time at the right place", it is a very big question of: luck and a little bit of: choose the right spot.

craigwilliams 9 years ago

I knew it was a bit rash to update this without your input Alex! Thanks so much, yes very convinced, it did have a velvety texture. I have a very fine book on UK & European fungi (Michael Jordan's) & wanted to check this but it's in storage at the moment, so it's extra gratifying to get this IDed. Now I also realise how lucky we were to see it looking so very fresh. Good news for me, bad news for Benmore's conifers (there's a very fine collection there)

AlexKonig 9 years ago

i'm almost certain about it, when you rethink: it had surely somewhat like a velvet cap?!!! I like those fungis,looking nice soft. i had found also one the last month, the color were stunning at the begin, 2 weeks later he was mostly discolored and last week when i was there again, the last remnants were still standing. ( ). Take a look at this ( ) - the 17th picture at the first page. (hope you get this at the same order than i). good luck

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Cool! That's the UK version!

Hema 9 years ago

I compared this to Carols ,both have beautiful colors!

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Aug 5, 2010
Submitted on Nov 5, 2011

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