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