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Redlead Roundhead

Parks and gardens often have wood chip mulch brought in and applied liberally as an attempt to control weeds but often those bark chips complete with their own fungi built in and that is why flower beds in these managed habitats are a good place to look for fungi. This species is considered to be alien to the British Isles and is usually found with bark chips or sawdust, quite often around car parks.

The striking red/brown shiny caps make this an attractive fugus and it is usually found in troops, some clustered toogether. Common where it occurs and believed to be becoming more so.

No comment in the books on edibility but who would want to pick such a lovely looking fungus, best left for others to admire.



Common Name Redlead Roundhead
Scientific Name Leratiomyces ceres
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