Mitrula paludosa

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Mitrula paludosa

May 1998 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Bog Beacon

Cap

Sub-spherical, irregular, smooth, orange yellow, to about 1 cm across

Stem

Equal, white, translucent

Flesh

Pale, fragile

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to early summer

Distribution

Generally rare, but common in some areas

Habitat

On rotting plant debris in ditches and other damp places, usually partially submerged

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

The very rare Multiclavula vernalis is superficially rather similar, but it grows on bare soil, and has firmer flesh.

Additional Photographs

Mitrula paludosa

10 May 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mitrula paludosa

10 May 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mitrula paludosa

18 May 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin