Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Tricholomataceae

Arrhenia sphagnicola  (Berk.) Redhead, Lutzoni, Moncalvo & Vilgalys

Specific to wet moorland conditions with sphagnum mosses. Mid- to dark-brown with fine dark scales, and a funnel when mature. 2012 saw the first Outer Hebridean record since one found on St. Kilda in 1988. Subsequent records suggest it could be frequent with ample suitable habitat available

Chris Johnson