Rhodotus palmatus Tricholomataceae Wrinkled Peach

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Rhodotus palmatus, Wrinkled Peach. This used to be a very rare fungus, but since the devastation of Dutch elm disease, its numbers have greatly increased, as it loves to grow on dead elm wood. The cap colour is pink, with slightly paler stem and gills. The surface of the cap has distinctive net-like wrinkles once it is well-developed. It is frequent in Guernsey, and the best place to see it is on the Reservoir Millennium Walk, where it grows on elm logs edging some of the paths, especially near the Les Padins bridge. It is inedible, as the texture is very soft and easily damaged.

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