Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The Life of a Fruiting Body





Day 1.

A small troop of these appeared through the leaf litter at the base of a Sycamore which was growing amongst some Oaks.
Unclear what they were going to be, although the diameter of the stem suggested something substantial.














Day2.

The base of the stem looks like a volva - so possibly an Amanita.















Day 3.
All is revealed! 
They are Parasols - Macrolepiota procera.
The snakeskin pattern on the stem distinguishes them from the other parasol Chlorophylum rhacodes.

3 comments:

  1. I'd never have guessed from the first photo. Yes, great images.

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  2. I'd never have guessed from the first photo. Yes, great images.

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