Saturday, January 12, 2013

Tiny Toadstool




















We found these tiny, translucent toadstools growing on leaf litter near the river Tees at Eggleston a couple of days ago - and I'm still struggling to identify them. Could be the leaf parachute Merasmius epiphyllus ...... but then again, maybe not....

Still, it's a beautiful little toadstool, only about 3cm. tall.

4 comments:

  1. I have never seen these. They are wonderful but I can't ID them.

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  2. I've seen those here (US - NY and MI), too - or something very similar. They can be quite small, and do look like little parasols.

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  3. I think I'll need to consult iSpot Adrian....

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  4. Could easily be the same Ellen - the US and Europe do have a lot of fungi in common - I guess those spores can travel just about everywhere!

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