12 September 2010

BIG toadstool!

Charles' posts inspired me today to 'have a go' when Sandra spotted a very large fungus in the lane down to the seawall adjacent to the WWT reserve at Llanelli. When I picked it 'milk' was readily produced and the large size and pink gills readily identify it as Lactarius controversus a milk cap fungus associated with poplar and willow. It appears to be not that common nationally, though where we saw it it was very abundant, and with each cap being almost 1' across it made quite a striking sight.

1 comment:

Charles Hipkin said...

That's a nice record Barry. It's more or less specifically associated with willows and/or poplars. I've seen it with Creeping Willow in dune slacks.