Fibre Caps

At a distance — i.e. while standing close by — these look like any other mushroom-formed fungus.

Found in a churchyard: 15th October 2019

Ah, but when we move in close…


Undeniably a fibre cap!

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54 Responses to Fibre Caps

  1. What does a fibre cap mean?

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    • Strictly speaking, it’s a family of fungi. But I’ve looked and can’t find a defining quality that unites them. And so I’ve used the label for my fungus cos, you can’t deny, it has a fibrous-looking head. Yet it could belong to several other families.

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  2. Deborah says:

    Up close you can really see their beauty! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Violet Lentz says:

    Bordering on obscenity to those of us with filthy minds…… But once I calmed down I did see the whole fiber thing going on too…

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  4. Jen Goldie says:

    You should get a degree in Fungi. You like it that much. I’ve never seen so many mushrooms. But how could I living in a large city apartment building. You’ve opened my eyes. I’ll never look at a mushroom the same way I used to and that’s a good thing. You’ve help me appreciated them. I do know they’re great on a pizza and wonderful in sauce. I can’t help but think about your slippers. They look cozy. As for the porn thing……hmm that’s another kettle of fish. You do! take great photos! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  5. Lynn Love says:

    They do loo like you couls fashion them into a rather dashing hat and they’d keep you very snug ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Dale says:

    They are rather special looking and tipped with my favourite colour to boot!

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  7. Joy Pixley says:

    Another fascinating fungi! I can see why these are called fibre caps.And what an interesting burst of orange in the middle/top, too. Great find!

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  8. They look lovely and furry, have you touched one to see what it did feel like? I’ll wait and see if I’m right about the porn fungi….

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    • No, I haven’t touched. Though the brackets I find that are layer upon layer of threads do feel like they look, so… probably these, fibrous if not fluffy.
      And I’d say you’re probably right about the porn. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Ben Naga says:

    Allisoneisall. Release.


  10. Excellent detail on the fuzz!

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  11. Oooohhhh that is an awesome close up. I’m always amazed by just how beautiful fungi can be and these certainly are. btw, ever watched the corpse flower bloom? rofl

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