Cemeteries are perhaps not the the most obvious place to look for fungi but I do visit such places quite regularly because I have found numerous different fungi over the years.
I think fungi like such habitat because there is usually a broad selection of tree species, compost heaps from dead flowers and plenty of green grass.
Yesterday I found a new fungus growing near the tree root of a holly and conifer tree.
This fungus was growing in a small group of four or so. The cap being a lovely rich brick-red to reddish brown at the centre. On close scrutiny I could see remnants of veil on the margin edge of the cap. The gills were firstly pale yellow with an olive-brown hue, later to turn more brown. The stem being about 5 cm tall, pale yellow near the apex and ochre-brown towards the base and it had a fine fibrous texture.
This fungus is quite common.
|Showing yellow stem at the apex|
|Showing darkening gills later in the day|