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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Pwll fungi

These fungi were seen last week within a few feet of each other near the cycle track in Pwll, Llanelli.  I've never seen a pale green one before (2nd picture).


  1. You've found a good selection of waxcaps Veronica. The green one is a parrot waxcap (Hygrocybe psitticina), a slimy but beautiful fungus whose colour is washed off by rain.

  2. A nice gathering ---- many fungi seem almost a month later than most years.
    1) You must clear the grass from the fungus to see the very base of the stipe when you will find a bag-like structure, volva, so = Volvariella gliocephala (older books called V. speciosa) Stubble rosegill -- because the gills become pink due to the colour of the spores!
    2)the green colour at the top of stipe shows it is probably the Parrot Waxcap, Hygrocybe psittacina var psittacina.
    3) another 'waxcap' -- blackening so called the Blackening Waxcap Hygrocybe conica.
    4) another waxcap, a yellow one so need much more info to get to a name. (David Harries in Pembs has produced a small leaflet of grassland waxcaps - very good £3 and I have a few so contact me if you wish)
    5) could be another Parrot Waxcap but need to see underneath and stipe for ID. This species is quite variable and has several 'varieties' which are more orange/brown.
    A very nice crop of grassland species.