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  • Coriolus (=Trametes) hirsuta or Trametes ochracea. Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (Autumn 2006)
    Annual, bracket-like and broadly fan-shaped, broadly attached, flat above, concentrically grooved and zoned, margin wavy, distinct, sharp. Surface, at first white, then cream, then greyish, slightly shiny. Occasionally solitary, usually in small-large overlapping groups. On dead wood of broad-leaved (or rarely coniferous) trees. All year. Widespread, common
  • Calyptriformis Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Derbyshire, (Autumn 2006)
    Smallish, pinkish lilac with narrow conical, greasy cap; typically solitary on soil amongst short mown or cropped grass. Cap 2.5-6cm dia; More campanulate, slightly greasy, finely radially fibriloise, the margin splitting in older specimens. Flesh white, pink tinged below the cuticle, thin. Gills rose when young, becoming more pallid with age, adnexed, broad, with crenulate edges. Stem - more pallid, stoutish. Flesh white. Poisonous
  • Coriolus (=Trametes) versicolor, Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Derbyshire, (Autumn 2006)
    Fruit body surface very variable. Probably several distinct varieties. Bracket like and kidney shaped. Broadly attached, flat above then often smooth, markedly concentrically grooved and zoned and wavy. White then buff. Usually in small - large densely overlapping groups. On dead wood of broad-leaved trees and structural softwoods. All year. Widespread. Extremely common
  • Polypore - Heterobasidion annosum or Phellinus igniarius, Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Derbyshire, (Autumn 2006)
    Bracket like broadly attached. Irregularly grooved-wrinkled, then smooth and velvety. Usually in small overlapping groups. Extremely common
  • Amanita muscaria, Fly Agaric Arbroath, Scotland, (Autumn 2006)
    Cap colour - smooth at first with masses of woolly spot-like remnants of veil, faintly lined at margin. Stem 8-19 often markedly woolly, bulbuous with shaggy remnants of volva, fragmented, membranous superior ring. Gills white, crowded. Smell faint but pleasant. Flesh white with slight reddish or yellow flush, especially below cap cuticle. Solitary or in small groups. On soil with birch. Summer-Autumn. Widespread. Very common. Poisonous
  • Pholiota squarrosa Arbroath, Scotland, (Autumn 2006)
    Convex then flattened. Covered with concentric rings of coarse up-turned scales, dry. Densely tufted. On wood at trunk base of broad-leaved (or rarely coniferous) trees. Autumn. Widespread. Common
  • Coprinus comatus Shaggy Ink Cap, Lawyers Wig Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, (August 2006)
    Cylindrical then conical - bell shaped with upturned margin, soon covered with shaggy buff scales. Stem 10-37 cm, slightly swollen at base - bulbous, often rooting, fairly stout at first smooth and shiny, then coarsely fibrous, superior, fragile ring, often slipping down stem. On soil, sometimes on grass, often on disturbed sites, roadsides, garden beds. Spring - autumn. Widespread. Very common
  • Coprinus comatus, Shaggy Ink Cap, Lawyers Wig Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, (August 2006)
    Cap features elongated egg-shaped, cylindrical then conical - bell shaped with upturned margin, soon covered with shaggy buff scales. Stem 10-37 cm, slightly swollen at base - bulbous, often rooting, fairly stout at first smooth and shiny, then coarsely fibrous, superior, fragile ring, often slipping down stem. Gills at first white then pink, then black, crowded, adnexed -free. On soil, sometimes on grass, often on disturbed sites, roadsides, garden beds. Spring - autumn. Widespread. Very common
  • Lepiota aspera Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (Autumn 2006) (Photographer: Craig Encer)
    Medium sized and fleshy with dark brown scaly cap, white gills and stem with ring and bulbous base; solitary or scattered on soil in broad-leaf woods. Occurence, late Summer-Autumn. Poisonous
  • Macrolepiota rhacodes Shaggy Parasol Arbroath, Scotland, (Autumn 2006)
    Large with shaggy, fibrous shaggy scales, pale grey-brown cap and whitish stem. Solitary or scattered in small groups in woods, often with conifers. Early summer-autumn - frequent
  • Polypore Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (Winter 2006)
    Bracket-shaped, flat teeth or ridges. Usually found on plant debris, soil or wood. Many different varieties - flesh soft to hard and woody. Very few are edible.
  • Polypore Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (Winter 2006)
    Bracket-shaped, flat teeth or ridges. Usually found on plant debris, soil or wood. Many different varieties - flesh soft to hard and woody. Very few are edible.
  • Coprinus sp Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, (late Summer 2006)
    characteristics changing from pale to dark then usually a black ink-like mass. Usually on soil or dung
  • Piptoporus betulinis Birch Polypore, Darwin Forest Two Dales, Derbyshire, (Autumn 2006)
    Cap 10-20 cm, rather rounded. Can vary in colour and texture. This one showing a shiny/lacqeured appearance. Throughout the year, late Summer to Autumn. In groups on dead birch trunks
  • Helvella lacunosa Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Derbyshire, (Autumn 2006)
    Several lobed, irregularly convoluted and crumpled. Greyish black, smooth - wrinkled, wavy margin fused with stem. Stem 3-10 stout, tapering upwards, smooth white creamy, deeply grooved-furrowed, hollow chambered within. Solitary or in small groups trooping - tufted groups. On soil in broad-leaved coniferous or mixed woods, often on burnt ground. Autumn. Widespread
  • A Clitocybe sp. Arbroath, Scotland, (Autumn 2006)
    Cap usually slightly depressed. Flesh thick, white. Usually in small groups on acid soil on heaths, in woodland. Spring-Autumn
  • Laccaria amethystina or possibly blue Entoloma sp Arbroath, Scotland, (Autumn 2006)
  • Paxillus involutus Brown roll-rim Arbroath, Scotland, (Autumn 2006)
    Cap flat when young, later convex or funnel-shaped. Dirty ochre to red-brown to 15 cm in diameter. In coniferous forests or on stumps. Frequent. Dangerously poisonous. Do not taste or use for cooking under any circumstances.
  • Lactarius aff. torminosus. (possibly) Arbroath, Scotland, (Autumn 2006)
  • Clitocybe (possibly) Arbroath, Scotland, (Autumn 2006)
  • Tricholoma or Hebeloma (possibly) Arbroath Scotland, (Autumn 2006)
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (Autumn 2006) Unidentified
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (Autumn 2006) Unidentified
  • Polypore
    Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (January 2007)
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (Autumn 2006) Unidentified
  • Coprinus sp or Coprinus atramentarius (possibly) Bramcote, Nottinghamshire (late Summer)
  • Hypholoma fasciculare Sulphur Tuft Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Derbyshire, (Autumn 2006)
    Cap at first convex, then more flattened, smooth, often with veil remnants at margin. Densely tufted. On wood stumps of broad-leaved or conifer trees. All year. Extremely common
  • Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, (late Summer 2006) Unidentified
  • Daedaleopsis confragosa possibly also Ganoderma sp
    Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (January 2007)
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (January 2007) Unidentified
  • Mycena sp. (possibly) Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Derbyshire, (Autumn 2006)
  • Clitocybe gibba Bramcote, Nottinghamshire (late Summer)
    Cap usually funnel-shaped from the start with long inrolled lighter rim. Wavy when older. Light ochre-brown. From June in deciduous and coniferous forests. Very frequent
  • Hygrocybe sp. (possibly) Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, (late Summer 2006)
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (January 2007)
    Unidentified
    Photographer: Craig Encer
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (January 2007)
    Unidentified. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
    Photographer: Craig Encer
  • Auricularia auricula-judae Jew's Ear Fungus
    Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (February 2007)
    Brown, ear-shaped - small or large groups on dying branches and trunks of living broad-leaved trees. Outer surface tan-brown, with purplish tinge, inner surface grey brown. Flesh rubbery when damp, brittle when dry. Throughout the year. Common
  • Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, (Autumn 2006) Unidentified
  • Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Derbyshire (July 2006) Unidentified
  • Pink Russula sp Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire (late Summer 2006)
  • Russula sp from the yellow-ochraceus group. Arbroath, Scotland (Autumn 2006)
  • Daldinia concentrica Xylariaceae Beeston, Nottinghamshire (Spring 2007)
    Hard, greyish brown or black ball on burnt wood or dead wood
  • Enteridium lycoperdon not a fungus but a slime mould. Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (March 2007). White, cauliflower appearance, soft and watery when touched (note indentation where I touched it!)
  • Trametes gibbosa University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottinghamshire (March 2007)
    Difficult to identify as very mature and obscured by heavy algae but worth photographing as looks attractive. Normally flesh dark reddish brown, concentrically zoned. Solitary or in small overlapping groups. On wood of dead or living broad-leaved trees, especially beech. All year. Widespread
  • Trametes gibbosa University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottinghamshire (March 2007)
    As previous photograph but different angle showing the beauty of this fungi
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (March 2007) Unidentified
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (April 2007) Unidentified
    Photographer J. Ptashko
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (April 2007) Unidentified
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (April 2007) Unidentified
  • Ganoderma applanatum Artist's Fungus, (Probably) Shipley Hall Woods, adjacent to Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire. (April 2007)
    Found at base of dead beech tree. Flesh dark reddish brown, warty, overlapping. Margin cream and slightly swollen
  • Enteridium lycoperdonWollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire. (April 2007) A more mature example than No. 42
  • Coriolus(=Trametes) verisicolor, Dovedale, Derbyshire/Staffordshire border (April 2007)
    One of several distinct varieties. This one showing bluish tinge. Inedible
    Photographer Craig Encer
  • Coriolus(=Trametes) verisicolor, Dovedale, Derbyshire/Staffordshire border (April 2007)
    As previous photograph but showing underside
  • Polyporus squamosus, Dryad's saddle, Shipley Hall Woods, adjacent to Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire (May 2007)
    Cap flat funnel-shaped, broad dark-red to chestnut brown scales cover a background of light ochre. From May - September on living or dead trunks and stumps of various broad-leaved trees
  • Shipley Hall Woods, adjacent to Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire (May 2007)
    Same as previous photograph but showing the underside. Found on dead beech tree
  • Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, (August 2006) Unidentified
  • Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, (August 2006) Unidentified
  • Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, (August 2006) Unidentified
  • Hypholoma fasciculare Sulphur Tuft, Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Derbyshire, (July 2007)
    Orange-brown with sulphur-yellow. May - on stumps of deciduous trees
  • Daedalea quercina Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire, (July 2007)
    Medium sized or large, thick, corky bracket. Pale, creamy grey. Annual. Spring to Winter. Found on dead Oak stumps
  • Laccaria amethystea Amethyst Deceiver, Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Derbyshire. (July 2007)
    Flesh thin whitish or pale lilac. Usually in small groups. Summer - Winter. Found on grass and amongst litter. Broad leaved or coniferous woods
  • Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Derbyshire (July 2007) Unidentified
  • Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Derbyshire (July 2007) Unidentified
  • Piptoporus betulinus Razor Strop Fungus, Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Derbyshire, (July 2007)
    Found on dead wood of birch, bracket-like, finely cracked when old. Summer-Autumn. Extremely common
  • Suillus bovinus Letham Grange, Arbroath, Scotland (August 2007)
    Medium-sized bolete, slimey yellowish cap. Solitary or in small groups, favouring Scots Pine. Summer-Autumn
  • Suillus bovinus Letham Grange, Arbroath, Scotland (August 2007)
    Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • Suillus grevillei Larch Bolete, Letham Grange, Arbroath, Scotland, (August 2007)
    Cap 3-10 cm. Pale yellow. Pores also pale yellow. Indefinite ring zone. Solitary or in small groups usually with larch
  • Cantharellus cibarius Chanterelle Letham Grange, Arbroath, Scotland, (August 2007)
    Cap 3- 10 cm, ochre-yellow funnel-shaped, wavy margin, folds irregularly forked. On soil in woods. Summer-Autumn
  • Cantharellus cibarius Chanterelle Letham Grange, Arbroath, Scotland, (August 2007)
    Cap 3- 10 cm, ochre-yellow funnel-shaped, wavy margin, folds irregularly forked. On soil in woods. Summer-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • Pleurotus ostreatus Oyster mushroom Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (September 2007)
    Cap 5-14 cm, convex then flattened. Oyster shell shaped. Gills white. slightly yellowish. Overlapping on wood of broad-leaved trees. All year
  • Pleurotus ostreatus Oyster mushroom Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (September 2007)
    Cap 5-14 cm, convex then flattened. Oyster shell shaped. Gills white. slightly yellowish. Overlapping on wood of broad-leaved trees. All year. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • Meripilus giganteus Giant Polypore Cator Lane Park, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (September 2007)
    5-20 cm and up to 50-80 cm fan-like, wavy often, finely scaley. Usually at base of trunk of broad- leaved trees. Summer-Winter
  • Meripilus giganteus Giant Polypore Cator Lane Park, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (September 2007)
    5-20 cm and up to 50-80 cm fan-like, wavy often, finely scaley. Usually at base of trunk of broad- leaved trees. Summer-Winter. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • Coprinus plicatilis Little Japanese Umbrella Toad-Stool. The Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (September 2007)
    Gills buff grey then black. Solitary or in small groups, on soil, grass, fields, paths. Spring- Autumn. Very Common
  • Coprinus lagopus The Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (September 2007)
    Tallish, fragile grey agaric covered with whitish mealy remnants. Solitary or scattered on soil amongst leaf litter. Summer - Autumn
  • Coprinus lagopus The Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (September 2007)
    Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • Coprinus sp (young) The Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire (September 2007)
  • Lacrymaria lacrymabunda Canalside, Beeston Rylands Nottinghamshire, (October 2007)
    Convex when young, later flat; at first felted with woolly scales, with a fibrous veil spanning from the rim of the cap to the stem. Stem: snake like pattern. At waysides, frequent
  • Lacrymaria lacrymabunda Canalside, Beeston Rylands Nottinghamshire, (October 2007)
    Convex when young, later flat; at first felted with woolly scales, with a fibrous veil spanning from the rim of the cap to the stem. Stem: snake like pattern. At waysides, frequent. Same as previous photograph but more mature showing flat cap
  • Panaeolus papilionaceus (Possibly) Canalside, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (October 2007)
    Cap 2-3 cm whitish grey , gills greyish then black. Stem concolorous with cap. No ring. Summer - Autumn
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Attenborough, Nottinghamshire (October 2007)
    Not identified
  • Flammulina velutipes Velvet Shank Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (October 2007)
    Cap 2-8 cm convex then more flattened. Stem 4-10 cm tough, velvety below. On dead and dying wood of broad-leaved trees. Autumn-Spring
  • Lycoperdon pyriforme Stump Puffball, Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (October 2007)
    Pear-shaped with spherical top gradually merging with stem. Covered with minute warts. In clusters on stumps or pieces of wood. Common. Summer-Autumn
  • Pluteus salicinus Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (October 2007)
    Cap 3-6 cm , then flattened. Gills white, then pinkish. Solitary or in small groups. On wood of broad-leaved trees, especially willow. Spring-Autumn
  • Pluteus salicinus Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (October 2007)
    Cap 3-6 cm , then flattened. Gills white, then pinkish. Solitary or in small groups. On wood of broad-leaved trees, especially willow. Spring-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing underside
  • Pholiota gummosa Canalside, Beeston Rylands, Nottinghamshire, (October 2007)
    Cap 3-6 cm, convex then flattened. Usually in small tufted groups among grass from buried wood close to trees. Autumn
  • Crich, Derbyshire, (October 2007)
    Not identified
  • Crich, Derbyshire, (October 2007)
    Awaiting identification
  • Lepista saeva (= personata) Blewit Memorial Stand, Crich, Derbyshire, (October 2007)
    Cap 6-12 cm, convex then depressed, wavy margin. Stem slightly swollen at base, stout. On soil or chalky pastures and grassland. Autumn - late Winter
  • Lepista saeva (= personata) Blewit Memorial Stand, Crich, Derbyshire, (October 2007)
    Cap 6-12 cm, convex then depressed, wavy margin. Stem slightly swollen at base, stout. On soil or chalky pastures and grassland. Autumn - late Winter. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • Melanoleuca sp (possibly) Crich, Derbyshire, (October 2007)
    cap 6cm greyish/creamy/brown, stem had fibres, dark greyish 5-6cm. On grass verge. Solitary
  • Hypholoma capnoides Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, (October 2007)
    Cap 4-9 cm convex umbonate, sticky when wet. Stem tapering upwards. On wood conifer trees. Summer-Autumn
  • Mycena sp Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, (October 2007)
  • Hypholoma sublateritium Brick-red Hypholoma (possibly) Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, (October 2007)
    cap convex when young, later flat; bright brick-red to orange, paler towards margin. Often small white fibrous scales up to 8 cm in diameter. Stem scaley. In clusters on stumps of various deciduous and coniferous trees, frequent
  • Daedaleopsis confragosa Blushing Bracket Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, (October 2007)
    Cap 5-20 cm, kidney shaped. Broadly attached. Smooth and can be warty and bumpy. Solitary or small overlapping groups on dead wood of broad-leaved trees. Spring-Winter
  • Psathyrella candolleana Canalside, Beeston Rylands, Nottinghamshire, (October 2007)
    Cap 2-6.5 cm convex, bell-shaped than flattened. Sometimes veil fragments at margin. Stem tapering upwards. Gills grey then lilac. On stumps and rotting wood. Spring-Autumn
  • Armillaria sp Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (October 2007)
  • Macrolepiota rhacodes Shaggy Parasol Victoria Park, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (October 2007)
    Cap 5-15 cm flattened at maturity, with small, dark wooly brown scales. Stem white but reddening with age with double ring. On soil among plant debris. In woods, gardens, hedgerows. Very common
  • Macrolepiota rhacodes Victoria Park, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 5-15 cm flattened at maturity, with small, dark wooly brown scales. Stem white but reddening with age with ring. On soil among plant debris. In woods, gardens, hedgerows. Very common. Same as previous photograph but five days later
  • Armillaria sp The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    The white spore powder is visible on some caps
  • Armillaria sp The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • Bolbitius titubans (= vitellinus) Yellow cow-pat Toadstool River Trent, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 1-5 cm yellow, flat, then bell-shaped. Sticky and fragile. Stem fragile disintegrating quickly when handled. Gills straw coloured. On manure, fields, gardens, manured soil. Summer-Autumn. Widespread
  • Cortinarius Variecolores Possibly. If so uncommon/quite rare. The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap approximately 9cm, deep amethyst/blue/brown. Gills pale lemon. Stem white 4-5cm. Found on grass, solitary, near to a beech hedge.
  • Tubaria sp (Possibly but not confident) Cator Lane Park, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 1-1.5cm - light tan slightly hairy texture. Stem tan - 4 cm
  • Tubaria sp (Possibly but not confident) Cator Lane Park, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Gills visible, chocolate brown, distant. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • Armillaria mellea Honey Fungus Bramcote Lane Open Space, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 5-10 cm at first convex, later flat with dark scales over honey colour. Stem has narrow ring yellowish/brown. In clusters on dead wood of deciduous and conifer trees. Can attack living trees
  • Coprinus disseminatus Fairies' Bonnets Private Garden, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 0.5-1.5 cm egg shaped then convex - bell shaped. Smooth towards margin and slightly wrinkled. Gills white/greyish. In huge groups on wood and old stumps. Spring - Autumn
  • Ganoderma sp University Park, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Broadly attached, usually reddish brown, warty. Solitary or in small groups. Usually on lower part of trunk on broad-leaved trees. Common. All year
  • Clitocybe nebularis Clouded Agaric The Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 5-20 cm convex then flat with slightly inrolled margin. Stem stout, fibrous. Trooping near conifer and leaf litter. Late Summer - Autumn
  • Clitocybe nebularis Clouded Agaric The Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 5-20 cm convex then flat with slightly inrolled margin. Stem stout, fibrous. Trooping near conifer and leaf litter. Late Summer - Autumn. Inedible. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 2.5-3cm diameter, white and bruises easily. Stem 2cm broad. Gills - crowded. Not identified
  • Ganoderma australe(= adspersum) Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 4 cm, brown with white margin. Pores whitish/cream, very narrow. On dead trunk
  • Coprinus sp Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 2-3cm tan graduating to dark grey, grooved slightly upturned. Amongst twigs/moss
  • Coprinus micaceus Glistening Ink Cap (probably) but similar to truncorum Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap egg shaped when young, later bell shaped, yellow to foxy brown, grooved small glistening grains cover young cap. Stem white no ring. Frequent. Moist soil and stumps
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Not identified
  • Hygrophorus The Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 5 cm, greasy, shiney. Dark date or chocolate brown middle, graduating to paler margin. Gills pale clay. Stem dark tan slightly bulbuous, geniculate. Solitary or in small groups on soil with conifers
  • Hygrophorus The Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 5 cm, greasy, shiney. Dark date or chocolate brown middle, graduating to paler margin. Gills pale clay. Stem dark tan slightly bulbuous, geniculate. Solitary or in small groups on soil with conifers. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside.
  • Lepista flaccida The Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 5-9 cm, yellowish, tawny, funnel-shaped. Stem, smooth at apex - woolly at base. No ring. Solitary or in small groups on soil in coniferous woods
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (December 2007)
    Cap 3-4cm diameter. Dull light brown with white patches and border. Pores thick walled. On dead trunk. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (December 2007)
    Cap 2.5 cm. Light grey graduating to cream, grooved. Stem 5-6cm dark green/grey. Grouped on dead willow trunk. Awaiting identification
  • University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (November 2007)
    Cap 7 cm slightly scaley, foxy/reddish brown. Stem also scaley. No ring. Not identified
  • Mycena inclinata Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (December 2007)
    Cap 2-3 cm, greasy, grooved, stem 4 cm as cap but graduating to dark tan. In groups on dead trunk
  • Mycena inclinata Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (December 2007)
    Cap 2-3 cm, greasy, grooved, stem 4 cm as cap but graduating to dark tan. In groups on dead trunk. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • Boletus granulatus Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (December 2007)
    Cap hemispherical when young, later convex and can be flat. Chocolate brown 6-10 cm. Tubes and pores lemon yellow to dirty straw. Stem has dark dots. Below Scots Pines
  • Boletus granulatus Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (December 2007)
    Cap hemispherical when young, later convex and can be flat. Chocolate brown 6-10 cm. Tubes and pores lemon yellow to dirty straw. Stem has dark dots. Below Scots Pines. Same as previous photograph but showing lemon yellow pores
  • University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (December 2007)
    Cap 3-4cm tan/pale buff very weak striped margin. Stem as cap 3-4 cm. On dead trunk. Awaiting identification
  • Clitocybe geotropa University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (December 2007)
    Cap 15-20 cm, buff/light tan. Gills narrow and close. Stem 10 cm concolorous with cap. In groups on grass/soil near broad leaved trees
  • Clitocybe geotropa University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (December 2007)
    Cap 15-20 cm, buff/light tan. Gills narrow and close. Stem 10 cm concolorous with cap. In groups on grass/soil near broad leaved trees. Awaiting identification. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • Stereum subtomentosum Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (December 2007)
    One of the less common Stereum
  • Stereum subtomentosum Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (December 2007)
    Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve (December 2007) 3-4 cm diameter, hard, uneven. On dead trunk. Not identified
  • Pleurotus ostreatus Oyster Mushroom, Beeston Fields Golf Course, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (January 2008)
    cap 6-14 cm variable bluish grey , brownish grey to brown. Lobed or split, smooth and shiny. Gills white then tinged pallid ochraceous. Stem woolly at base, stout and tapering. Throughout the year but spring and autumn
  • Pleurotus ostreatus Oyster Mushroom, Beeston Fields Golf Course, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (January 2008)
    cap 6-14 cm variable bluish grey , brownish grey to brown. Lobed or split, smooth and shiny. Gills white then tinged pallid ochraceous. Stem woolly at base, stout and tapering. Throughout the year but spring and autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • Flammulina velutipes Velvet Shank, Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (January 2008)
    Cap 2-5 cm at first convex with stiped margin - flattens bright chestnut, slightly sticky. Gills white then pale yellow. Stem, light at apex turning brown/red at base. In clusters in deciduous woods. Can be confused with the very poisonous Galerina Marginata
  • Flammulina velutipes Velvet Shank, Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (January 2008)
    Cap 2-5 cm at first convex with stiped margin - flattens bright chestnut, slightly sticky. Gills white then pale yellow. Stem, light at apex turning brown/red at base. In clusters in deciduous woods. Same as previous photograph but showing the curved stem. Not to be confused with the very poisonous Galerina Marginata
  • Chondrostereum purpureum (possibly), University Park, Nottingham Nottinghamshire, (January 2008)
    Brownish with smooth violet under-surface (which cannot be seen in this photograph). Slightly warty, slightly wavy, slightly wrinkled. Layered on trunks of dead broad leaved trees. All year
  • Bjerkandera adusta Bramcote Lane Open Space, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (January 2008) At first finely velvety-downy, then smoother. Underside grey. Usually in masses on dead wood of broad-leaved trees. Widespread
  • Shipley Country Park, Shipley, Derbyshire (January 2008)
    Cap 2-2.5 cm diameter. Cherry red graduating to pink with paler margin. Striate. Stem 2 cm. Solitary on grass. Not identified
  • Trametes gibbosa Shipley Country Park, Shipley, Derbyshire, (January 2008)
    Cap 3-4 cm diameter. White with green moss/algae coating. On dead trunk. In small groups. Spores white. Slight grey tinge at margin.
  • Metatrichia floriformis possibly, Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (January 2008)
    Minute brown or shiny black stalked fruiting bodies. When open look like orange flower petals on a short stalk. Generally on dead wood and bark. All year, common
  • Metatrichia floriformis (possibly), Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (January 2008)
    Minute brown or shiny black stalked fruiting bodies. When open look like orange flower petals. Generally on dead wood and bark. All year, common. Same as previous photograph but showing a close-up of the flower petal shape on a short stalk
  • Entoloma sp (Possibly) Portland Bill, Dorset, (February 2008)
    Cap 4 cm. On open pasture land
  • Entoloma sp (Possibly) Portland Bill, Dorset, (February 2008)
    Cap 4 cm. On open pasture land. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Portland Bill, Dorset, (February 2008)
    Solitary on open pasture land. Not identified
  • Lepista saeva(=personata) Blewit Portland Bill, Dorset, (February 2008)
    Cap 5-8 cm uneven. Very short lilac stem. Solitary on open chalky pasture land. Autumn - late Winter
  • Lepista saeva(=personata) Blewit Portland Bill, Dorset, (February 2008)
    Cap buff 5-8 cm uneven. Very short lilac stem. Solitary on open chalky pasture land. Autumn - late Winter. Same as previous photograph but showing lilac stem.
  • Trametes versicolor Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (February 2008)
    Cap 3-4 cm zoned grey/blue with green moss covering. On dead trunk of possible broad leaved tree
  • University Park, Nottinghamshire, (February 2008)
    Cap 4 cm, hard, on dead trunk of possible willow tree
  • Lepista nuda Wood Blewit The Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (February 2008)
    Cap 1.5-2cm shiny brown. Lilac stem 4-5 cm. Under conifer trees. Autumn - Winter
  • Pluteus cervinus Fawn Pluteus University Park, Nottinghamshire, (February 2008)
    Cap shiny dark brown. Buff stem. Gills white then dull pink. On dead trunk of broad leaved tree/also on sawdust. Spring Autumn
  • Pluteus cervinus Fawn Pluteus Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire (March 2008)
    Cap tan - difficult to size as growing through a small crack in the dead tree trunk. Estimate it to be 6-7cm. Stem obscured but brown 5 cm. Gills cream spaced
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Photographer: Alison Linton; Designer: Craig Encer.