Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Marasmiaceae

Rhodocollybia maculata  (Alb. & Schwein.) Singer

Spotted Toughshank

This common fungus likes acidic conditions, usually with conifers but also away from trees if the soil is acidic. The large fruiting bodies become spotted and streaked with reddish hues with age

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Knudsen & Vesterholt (2012 second edition) - Funga Nordica;
Breitenbach & Kranzlin - Fungi of Switzerland

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