Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Lichenomphalia umbellifera  (L.: Fr.) Redhead et al.

Heath Navel

The species is both a basidiolichen and an agaric. The inconspicuous lichenized thallus contains single-celled green algae in the genus Coccomyxa, interconnected by a loose network of hyphae. The fruit-bodies are nonlichenized, similar to omphalinoid mushrooms. Found among mosses on acid heaths and moors. Common in Scotland

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Knudsen & Vesterholt (2012 second edition) - Funga Nordica

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