A small mushroom, often orange in colour, the Scurfy Twiglet begins its life with a convex cap, which becomes more flattened over time. Its lightly scaly cap is a feature that helps to distinguish it and it varies in colour from hazel brown to ochre and orange. It usually appears in a troop, a group of mushrooms, and can be found between the storytelling area and the pond at Boundary Way.
Other names: Tubaria furfuracea, Winter Twiglet
Habitat: In woodlands where there’s lots of wood debris, such as twigs.
Season: Autumn to Winter
Fun Fact: Scurfy means that something is scaly, such as the cap of this mushroom.
This work has been made possible with funding from Grow Wild and The Big Lottery Fund at Kew Gardens. The artwork was created by local artist Kanj Nicholas and photographs taken at Boundary Way by the Boundary Way Project Team.
NOTE: Many mushrooms & fungi are poisonous, please never forage or eat any mushroom unless an expert mycologist has confirmed your identification. The Boundary Way Project accepts no liability for injury or death caused by the foraging for and/or consumption of misidentified mushrooms & fungi.