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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Saturday, 13 August 2016

A QUANDARY. (13/08/16)

The weekend has dawned hot and sunny and the wind has blown away somewhere else.Yesterday I found a beautiful fungus but I can’t identify it with certainty.

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It was this large and almost perfect specimen I found lurking behind a fallen pine. I am almost sure they are Velvet Roll Rims; Tapinella atrotomentosa. They used to be Paxillus sp. but just to add confusion they have been reclassified. The only doubt I have is that the gills don’t seem dark enough. I didn’t want to trash this older one to check and grovel as low as I could I failed to see the gills on it.

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I do know what this is, it’s Rose Bay Willowherb or Fireweed.

Have a great weekend.

13 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful specimen. The fern and fungus photo is beautiful.

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    1. Marie, the fern sets it off quite nicely.

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  2. The Flower shot is especially nice.

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  3. Fireweed as we know it in Australia is a yellow flower weed. I wonder where ours originated from?

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    1. Lynda, I don't know where this came from so can't help I'm afraid.

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    1. Margaret, they can be a little difficult to sort one from another.

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  5. You are finding a good variety of fungi up there.

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    1. John, it looks as if it will be a good year for them. The raspberries are still abundant and the blackberries ought not to be too long.

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  6. I think you're correct with you're ID Adrian...looks good for Velvet Roll Rim to me!

    Rosebay Willowherb...also known as 'bombweed' after the Blitz in 1940, when it grew in abundance in the bombed out ruins.....[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I think so. Fungi can be the very devil to suss out.
      Never heard it called Bombweed but it makes sense.

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  7. Your vegetation seems so much like ours here in Newfoundland.

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