Copper Spike
Fact File
Taken at Tyninghame Bay on 24th September 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.




 


 
Copper Spike.
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AKA:
Chroogomphus rutilus.
Gomphidiaceae.

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Edible:

Grows symbiotically with Pine trees
Cap: 4 - 8 cms diameter. Stem: 4 - 8 cms tall.
The fruit bodies are edible but not highly regarded.


When picking any fungus for consumption, caution should be exercised at all times.