SP9208 : Nascent saprotrophic fungi

taken 4 years ago, near to Buckland Common, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Nascent saprotrophic fungi
Nascent saprotrophic fungi
Newly emerging fruiting bodies of a saprotrophic fungus, probably a species of the Pholiota genus, or possibly Armillaria. Saprotrophic fungi break down dead vegetation and are essential in the rotting process, but some species such as Armillaria mellea (the Honey or Bootlace Fungus) attack living trees, eventually killing them, and are a major parasite.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9225 0804 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.8072N 0:39.8811W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9225 0804
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Fungus  Pholiota 

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