Saturday, 16 October 2010

Mushroom magic

Does anyone know what kind of fungus this is?

It appeared as if by magic in the middle of our lawn about two weeks ago, and has since grown to an enormous size.

Here's another photo taken from above, with a UK pound coin to give some idea of scale.

You can see from the damage to the top, something is nibbling away at it, but I'm not sure if it is safe for humans to eat.  Consequently I'm just looking and admiring.


  1. That's huge! No idea about mushrooms, good luck with ID'ing it.

  2. That is a delicious bolete, probably Boletus edelus, very yummy and nice size!

  3. If you touch or rub the spongy underside or break the the stem and it turns blue / grey / grey, it's the edible type of boletus. :)