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Monday, 26 October 2015

Rooting Poisonpie

Monday Mushroom #86

 Hebeloma is a genus of fungi often called poisonpies - their caps have a texture remeniscent of pie crust, and they are mostly poisonous enough to cause unpleasant gastric upsets.

Rooting Poisonpie - Hebeloma radicosum

This one is the rooting poisonpie - it has a  long root attached to the base of the stem and smells of bitter almonds. It mostly grows up from subterranean patches of soil with very high ammonia content - middens of mammals, or sometimes corpses.

Rooting Poisonpie - Hebeloma radicosum

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