Friday, 14 July 2017

Mushroom in the bathroom

Look what popped up in our bathroom on Wednesday evening:

A lovely yellow mushroom! Sprouting out from our potted cactus.

A quick glimpse underneath revealed lemon yellow gills.

I couldn't find anything like it in the Collins photo guide (Sterry & Hughes) or the illustrated guide (Buczacki et al). But then spotted the Plantpot Dapperling Leucocoprinus birnbaumii in Phillips' Mushrooms.

It's a match!

Plantpot Dapperling is a tropical/subtropical species which can be found in Britain in heated greenhouses, or indoors situations like this. A little beauty!

I posted these photographs on the British Mycological Society Facebook page where this identification was confirmed by Richard Shotbolt.

For the record
Date: 12/07/2017
Location: Small Dole
Grid reference: TQ2112

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