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Lichenomphalia umbellifera (L.: Fr.) Redhead et al. (Heath Navel)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Andrews, A., 2007 (Colour photograph) Readers' Finds (Oct 07)

Lichenomphalia umbellifera may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
Lichenes Gasteromycetes (via Hygrophoraceae) Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 9 feeding and other relationships of Lichenomphalia umbellifera (Heath Navel)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) The commonest of the "basidiolichen" toadstools, it is mainly found on heathland or clearings in acid woodland where it grows on peaty soil or half-buried wood. The lichen component (formerly called Botrydina vulgaris) forms a carpet of tiny green granules. The whitish toadstool grows out of this. It has strongly decurrent gillls and often a purplish tinge at the top of the tomentose stipe.
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