Tuesday, 30 August 2011

I'm still trying to learn my mushrooms!

Perhaps this one is actually a toadstool (for a very tiny toad).
Or maybe a flying saucer.

I did a spore print - the colour is dark browny-purply-black.

I spent ages searching Roger Phillips' book for this and a few others I've found recently. Identifying fungi is SO difficult! It seems to fit the description for Panaeolus rickenii. It *looks* like lots of others, but spore print colour narrows down the options. Whatever it is, it's very pretty. And no, I'm not going to eat it.


  1. I always feel scared of mushrooms - apparently in France you can take them to the pharmacist who will tell you if you can eat them - I can't imagine that they would do that here!

    Pomona x

  2. Wow - that sounds like a brilliant service! :)