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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Velvet Shield - Park wood.

I went looking for the Parasitic Boletes today in Park wood, Elland, without any luck but did find some nice fungi. Pick of the bunch I think were these Velvet Shields (Pluteus umbrosus).

The caps had a lovely, velvet appearance and the gills were pinkish, dark-edged and free. I feel confident on the ID but if anyone knows different please let me know.



8 comments:

Alison said...

Thumbs up, I agree.

charlie streets said...

Okay Ali, that's great.

I've just been looking at the Fungal Records Database of Britain & Ireland and there's only seven VC63 records of this species and none for Calderdale. Has anyone recorded here recently?

Peachysteve said...

Seen recently in Dodge Royd Wood. Same site also had fruiting bodies last year.
Don't think I have seen them anywhere else.

charlie streets said...

Nice one Steve! I quite like these fungi, the cap and gills are quite distinctive and they're fairly straight forward to ID as well.

charlie streets said...
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Peachysteve said...

They are very beautiful. The first time I saw them they were covered in rain drops and were very striking.

Alison said...

I saw them with Steve too but I don't know why I haven't put them on the blog. I shall go through my photographs and try and find one.

charlie streets said...

Okay, so basically everyone's seen some!!

And here's me thinking I'd found a mega-rare mushroom, oh well :-)