British fungi - Keys

The genus Phellodon

by Gordon Dickson

 

 

 

1

Stipe black, pileus some shade of 'black'

2

 

Stipe and pileus some shade of brown

3

2(1)

Cap zoned with a white edge, centre commencing brown and becoming brown-black; pileoli usually fused, not overlapping; with pine, spruce or birch

melaleucus

 

Cap with sharply defined white edge, centre with blue-black silky tomentum without shades of brown; pileoli usually overlapping; with oak in the south, pine or spruce in the north

niger

3(1)

Multiple, zoned pileoli, usually fused; with pine or spruce

tomentosum

 

Cap buff coloured, greying with age, not or only slightly zoned, stipe tomentose; with broad-leaf trees

confluens

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