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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.
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Sunday, 25 August 2019

MUSHROOM.

It's getting to guessing time of year again. The harvest here is in full swing and the fungi are starting to appear.
I am going to guess these are Shaggy Scalycaps but have a niggling feeling that the stalk should also be scaly and these are smooth. I can't find my fungi book and don't remember lending it to anyone.
Not to worry, have a good week.


















8 comments:

  1. Had a Google for Shaggy Scalycaps pictures and they do appear to have scaly stalks. Hope you find your book.

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    1. John, they aren't Parasols but maybe one of the Boletes. In the morning I'll have a look at the gills and get a spore print. I too had a Google but lost the will to live after looking at two or three dozen scaly fungi and five times that number of non scaly ones.

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  2. I take it you are crop harvesting and not fungi harvesting? Hope you find your book.

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    1. Pauline, yes barley. There is a bit of wind and rain damage but we'll see.

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    2. No point in asking me. I can barely remember that Mombretia are now called Crocosmia. Which is completely irreverent or irrelevant or both.

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    3. Graham, got one back in the van and am waitig for a spore print. Despite what I thought earlier I'm tending towards Parasols.

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  3. I have asolutely no idea what they are, Adrian, but I do know that I wouldn't attempt to eat one! Was at a talk on fungi the week before last. It was fascinating and the guy brought in some spore prints, but I daren't take up another interest! Best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, I have a better picture as a fox or Badger knocked them over. Pretty sure it's a Parasol.

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