Slug looking carpet fungus

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
Forum rules
Please do not ask for the identification of fungi for edibility or narcotic purposes. Any help provided by forum members is on the understanding that fungi are not to be consumed. Any deaths or serious poisonings are the responsibility of the person eating or preparing the fungus for others. If it is apparent from a post that the fungus is for eating or smoking etc, the post will be deleted and a warning given. Although many members do eat fungi, no-one would be willing to take someone else's life into their hands.
Post Reply
Jamie Strand
New user
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:59 pm

Slug looking carpet fungus

Post by Jamie Strand » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:23 pm

:roll: not a fungus buff!
I live in a project boat that can let in a lot of moisture... Sometimes the carpet gets a few mushrooms.this one seems special.

It's rubbery and quite rigid, it was really easy to grab off of where it was growing. Actually it smells quite nice almost fresh and food like. Got me wondering it's edible at all. Probably not! Aha. It's chucked away now tbh carpet mushrooms are a bit depressing to see because that means there are spores about.oh well what to do

The first darker looking angle of it is the underside. The second is the top and the last is the side view
Attachments
DSC_0009.JPG
DSC_0008.JPG
DSC_0007.JPG

User avatar
Lancashire Lad
Frequent user
Posts: 906
Joined: Wed May 13, 2015 11:59 am
Location: Red Rose County
Contact:

Re: Slug looking carpet fungus

Post by Lancashire Lad » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:10 pm

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

Your fungus is a "cup" fungus, almost certainly one of the Peziza species.

Given the substrate, - (i.e your boat's carpet), I'd be looking at Peziza domiciliana - which, in some regions, does have the common name of "Carpet Cup", although that is not a British Mycological Society "accepted" English/common name within the UK.

PS: We don't discuss edibility of fungi on this forum. - See the forum rules at top of page! ;)

Regards,
Mike.
Common sense is not so common.

Post Reply