Sunday, 15 September 2013

Brown Roll Rim

Paxillus involutus

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Found this yesterday and identified with my books once I returned home, I don’t often mess about with fungi because so many things can go wrong. However as this appears quite distinctive with its brown concave cap and brown gills I thought I’d make a note of it, as it turns out it’s one to avoid:
According to Mushroom Pickers foolproof field guide: “ The toxins have yet to be identified, but their effect is somewhat similar to leukaenia”.

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