Fungi of Kingston Cemetery
|Glistening ink caps|
The fungi in Kingston cemetery has been astounding this year both in abundance and diversity. Glistening ink caps have been found in all grassland areas especially near the river. Through a hand lens a small crystal of mica can be seen in the caps which is where they get their name Coprinellus micaceus.
Beautiful mauve colour of the wood blewit Lepista nuda
There are several fungi species which indicate unimproved grassland. They are
Gyoglossom or CHEG
Examples of all the above have appeared in the cemetery since 2014 - depending on the management - not all can cope with long grass.
|Green stem of the above|
Two posts from October and November 2014 with some of the commoner species found in the unimproved grassland.