Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Strophariaceae

Hypholoma elongatum (Pers.) Ricken

Sphagnum Brownie

When it first appears it's deceptively small and bright yellow. Although the common name suggests an associated with Sphagnum, it can occur with other mosses in suitably wet habitats. This habitat is commoner in the north of the country which reflects its distribution. Occasionally found in quite large groups

Noordeloos (2011) Fungi Europaei, 13: Strophariaceae
Breitenbach & Kranzlin (1995) Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 4, Agarics, 2nd Part