Sunday, 16 August 2015
Huge Agaricus alongside B4312
Came across this pair of huge mushrooms alongside the B4312 near Llanstephan. The large one measured 23 cms across. Spores were also relatively large for an agaricus at 9.5 x 5 um. This would seem to check out as Agaricus augustus, aka The Prince. Not really rare by all accounts but still quite a spectacle.
Another interesting fungus was this earthfan, Thelephora penicillata, found in Troserch Woods. It seems to crop up at the same place every year and looks like the frozen water vapour you sometimes see in winter on rotting branches. Also had funny-looking lumpy, bumpy spores.