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Fungi  Plums and Custard

Plums and Custard - Photo  Copyright 2003 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
A neat way to identify fungi is with the ID chart in the Nature Shop called "Fungi Name Trail" - click here

Latin name: Tricholomopsis rutilans

Size: Cap is approximately 6 to 10cms in diameter.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: September to November

Habitat: Found in coniferous woodlands, usually on or near tree stumps.

Special features: The name refers to its appearance. The cap is covered with plum coloured felt-like scales, while the gills are a bright custard yellow colour. It is also sometimes called the 'strawberry mushroom'. This fungi is poisonous.

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