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  • 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. Same as previous photograph but showing side view
  • Coprinus domesticus Attenborough Nature Reserve, Attenborough, Nottinghamshire, (March 2008)
    Cap at first elongated egg-shaped, then more flattened at margin - at first scurfy-scaly then smooth. Gills white then purplish brown. Stem 4-15 cm tapering upwards. Solitary or in small groups. On wood, logs and twigs. Spring and Summer
  • Coprinus domesticus Attenborough Nature Reserve, Attenborough Nottinghamshire, (March 2008)
    Cap at first elongated egg-shaped, then more flattened at margin - at first scurfy-scaly then smooth. Gills white then purplish brown. Stem 4-15 cm tapering upwards. Solitary or in small groups. On wood, logs and twigs. Spring and Summer. Same as previous photograph but showing stem and upturned cap
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Attenborough, Nottinghamshire, (March 2008)
    Not sure about identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Attenborough, Nottinghamshire (March 2008)
    Same as previous photograph but showing the bowl shape of the cap but not sure about identification
  • Fomes fomentarius Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire (April 2008)
    Hoof-like, grooved. Margin blunt and smooth. Solitary or in small groups. Especially birch trees, also beech, maple and elm. Photograph taken of fallen silver birch
  • Psilocybe sp Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, (April 2008)
    Cap 0.5 cm shiney buff. Dark brown close gills. Stem 2 cm or less. Fragile and concolorous with cap. Solitary on clay/brick footpath.
    Photographer: Maurice Walder
  • Trametes versicolor (probably) Attenborough Nature Reserve, Attenborough Nottinghamshire, (March 2008)
  • Calocybe gambosum St Georges's Mushroom Private garden, Beeston Rylands, Nottinghamshire, (April 2008)
    Cap hard and dirty cream colour. Margin in-rolled 5 cm. Gills white and short white stem. On lawn and on soil in a flower bed
  • Calocybe gambosum St Georges's Mushroom Private garden, Beeston Rylands, Nottinghamshire (April 2008)
    Cap hard and dirty cream colour. Margin in-rolled 5 cm. Gills white and short white stem. The stem was damaged On lawn and on soil in a flower bed. As previous photograph but showing the underside.
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (May 2008)
    Cap 3-4 cm, buff, gills slightly darker buff, close. Stem 3-4 cm fragile concolorous with cap. Solitary, in grass and fallen leaves. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (May 2008)
    Cap 3-4 cm, buff, gills slightly darker buff, close. Stem 3-4 cm fragile concolorous with cap. Solitary, in grass and fallen leaves. Near broad-leaved trees. Same as previous photograph but showing stem. Awaiting identification
  • Calocybe gambosum St Georges's Mushroom Attenborough Nature Reserve, Attenborough Nottinghamshire, (May 2008)
    Cap 4-5 cm. White. Stem also off white. Solitary in grass, amongst leaves, near broad-leaved trees. A better example than than earlier photograph
  • Laetiporus sulphureus Chicken of the Wood Chilwell Comprehensive School, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (May 2008)
    Cap 4-9 cm. Deep orange with bright yellow margin and underside. 1.5 cm thickness. Rubbery texture, faint rubbery sour odour. Overlapping in groups on trunk of green-leaved tree
  • Laetiporus sulphureus Chicken of the Wood Chilwell Comprehensive School, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (May 2008)
    Cap 4-9 cm. Deep orange with bright yellow margin and underside. 1.5 cm thickness. Rubbery texture, faint rubbery sour odour. Overlapping in groups on trunk of green-leaved tree. As previous photograph but showing the underside
  • University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (May 2008)
    Cap 25-30 cm, dark buff, with darker specs; coarse/grainy texture like sand paper, gills slightly darker buff, quite close. Stem 5-6 cm. Solitary, or in very small groups in very dark copse on dead trunk of broad-leaved tree. Awaiting identification
  • University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (May 2008)
    Cap 25-30 cm, dark buff, with darker specs; coarse/grainy texture like sand paper, gills slightly darker buff, quite close. Stem 5-6 cm. Solitary, or in very small groups in very dark copse on dead trunk of broad-leaved tree. Same as previous photograph but showing top of the cap. Not accurately able to identify
  • Private Garden, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (May 2008)
    Cap 15 cm. Light tan. 3 cm depth. Stem short cream 3-4 cm. In groups amongst ivy near broad-leaved trees. Not accurately able to identify
  • Private Garden, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (May 2008)
    Cap 15 cm. Light tan. 3 cm depth. Stem short cream 3-4 cm. In groups amongst ivy near broad-leaved trees. Same as previous photograph but showing underside. Not accurately able to identify
  • Lycogala terrestre (A slime mould not a fungus) University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (May 2008)
    Cap <0.5->1 cm. Pink with slight orange hue. Soft, cushion like texture. In very small groups. On dead trunk of broad-leaved tree.
  • University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (July 2008)
    Cap 4-5 cm light buff, cream, slightly yellowish umbonate. Stem 3-4 cm cream, no ring. Gills slightly distant, darker than cap. On grass in small groups. Awaiting identification
  • University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (July 2008)
    Cap 4-5 cm light buff, cream, slightly yellowish umbonate. Stem 3-4 cm cream, no ring. Gills slightly distant, darker than cap. On grass in small groups. Same as previous photograph but showing underside. Awaiting identification
  • Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (July 2008)
    Cap 2-3 cm medium to dark brown, shiney with light creases, paler at margin. Stem 4 cm more buff than cap. Gills dark brown quite distant. On grass in small groups near flower beds and broad-leaved trees. Awaiting identification
  • Botanic Garden,University Park, Nottinghamshire, (July 2008)
    Cap 2-3 cm medium to dark brown, shiney with light creases, paler at margin. Stem 4 cm more buff than cap. Gills dark brown quite distant. On grass in small groups near flower beds and broad-leaved tree. Same as previous photograph but showing underside. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (July 2008)
    Cap 3-4 cm, bell-shaped with very slight scales or rough texture. Gills narrow brown. Stem short and broad 3-4 cm. In small group amongst leaves and moss in a copse surrounded by broad-leaved trees. Awaiting identification
  • University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (July 2008)
    Cap 3 cm buff, flat with ridges - bruised. Gills distant, slight lilac tinge. On grass in small groups. Awaiting identification
  • University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (July 2008)
    Cap 3 cm buff, flat with ridges - bruised. Gills distant, slight lilac tinge. On grass in small groups. Same as previous photograph but showing underside. Awaiting identification
  • Cator Lane Park, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire, (July 2008)
    Cap 5-6 cm, umbonate, chestnut/tan, slight hairy rough texture. Gills dark brown crowded. On grass (2 or 3) near broad-leaved trees. Awaiting identification
  • Cator Lane Park, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (July 2008)
    Cap 5-6 cm, umbonate, chestnut/tan, slight hairy rough texture. Gills dark brown crowded. On grass (2 or 3) near broad-leaved trees. Same as previous photograph but showing top of cap. Awaiting identification
  • Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (July 2008)
    Cap 3 cm , black/grey inrolled margin. Stem, 6-7 cm cream, slightly hairy, very delicate, had bent in the damp weather. In very small groups on grass near broad-leaved trees. Awaiting identification
  • Amanita excelsa (=spissa) (Probably) Letham Grange, Angus, Scotland (August 2008)
    Cap 6-10 cm purplish with greyish woolly spots of remnants of veil. Stem 5-6 cm, with deeply buried bulb and membranous ring. Solitary on grass near broad-leaved and pine trees. Summer- Autumn, Very common
  • Letham Grange, Angus, Scotland, (August 2008)
    Cap 0.3-0.5 cm, cream with ridges. Gills same colour as cap. Stem 7-8 cm. In small groups on soil near rhodedendron bush. Awaiting identification
  • Letham Grange, Angus, Scotland, (August 2008)
    Cap 1.5-2 cm, whitish/tinged with light grey, inrolled. Stem 1.5-2 cm. On a lawn in small groups, silver birch trees nearby. Awaiting identification
  • Tricholomopsis rutilans Plums-and-Custard, Glen Clover, Angus, Scotland, (August 2008)
    Cap 5-6 cm streaked rhubarb pink with yellow. Stem 4-6 cm concolorous with cap but more yellow than pink. In grass near pine forest
  • Tricholomopsis rutilans Plums-and-Custard, Glen Clover, Angus, Scotland (August 2008)
    Cap 5-6 cm streaked rhubarb pink with yellow. Stem 4-6 cm concolorous with cap but more yellow than pink. In grass near pine forest. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of cap
  • Amanita citrina (probably) Crombie Park, Angus, Scotland (August 2008)
    Cap 4-10 cm yellowish flush with remnants of veil. Stem 4 cm finely woolly with broad ring. Gills white with yellowish edge. Solitary or in small groups on pine needles/grass near broad-leaved and pine trees. Summer-Autumn, widespread
  • Crombie Park, Angus, Scotland, (August 2008)
    Cap 8-9 cm large tan/orange umbonate graduating to pale orange/cream. Gills quite distant. Stem 8 cm, slightly woolly, concolorous with cap. Solitary in grass near broad-leaved and fir/pine trees. Awaiting identification
  • Crombie Park, Angus, Scotland, (August 2008)
    Cap 6 cm foxy brown shiney plastic look and texture, graduating to darker cream nearer the margin. Pores close same colour as stem. Stem 3-4 cm, bulbous. Solitary in grass near broad-leaved and fir/pine trees. Awaiting identification
  • Letham Grange, Angus, Scotland, (August 2008)
    Cap 2 cm buff wiry/woolly. Gills dark brown distant. Stem 4-6 cm slight olive tinge. Solitary in grass away from trees. Awaiting identification
  • Letham Grange, Angus, Scotland (August 2008)
    Cap 2 -3 cm white with woolly cap and stem. Gills dark brown quite close. Stem 4 cm broad with woolly ring. Solitary in grass. Awaiting identification
  • Letham Grange, Angus, Scotland (August 2008)
    Cap 6 cm olive-brown, lemon coloured spores. Stem broad, 3-4 cm lighter in colour than cap. Solitary in grass near mixed trees. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (August 2008)
    Cap 6-7 cm darkish buff, gills distant, lemon/cream. Stem 7-9 cm, quite narrow concolorous with gills. Solitary in grass near broad-leaved trees. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (August 2008)
    Cap 6-7 cm darkish buff, gills distant, lemon/cream. Stem 7-9 cm, quite narrow concolorous with gills. Solitary in grass near broad-leaved trees. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside. Awaiting identification
  • Lepiota cristata Stinking Parasol (possibly) Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (August 2008)
    Cap 4 cm umbonate with small scales. Gills white, distant. Stem 2-3 cm. Small groups, in grass near broad-leaved hedge. Summer-Autumn
  • Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire (August 2008)
    Cap 5 cm rusty tan with slight fibrous scales. Gills dark brown close, bleed, pink/red when examined. Stem 4-5 cm with broad smooth ring, slightly bulbous. Small groups under conifer trees. Awaiting identification
  • University Park, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 4 cm conical, pale buff, gills light brown, close. Stem slightly hairy, 5-6 cm. One or two in grass. Awaiting identification
  • Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 1-2 cm creamy/white with grey streaks, almost transulscent. Stem 7-9 cm, concolorous with cap. Gills same as cap with grey/black streaks. Small groups in grass near broad-leaved trees. Fragile leaning in the damp weather. Awaiting identification
  • Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 1-2 cm creamy/white with grey streaks, almost transulscent. Stem 7-9 cm, concolorous with cap. Gills same as cap with grey/black streaks. Small groups in grass near broad-leaved trees. Fragile leaning in the damp weather. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside. Awaiting identification
  • Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 3-4 cm conical rich chestnut (shiney when young). Gills dark brown close. Stem 6 cm creamy/white. Trooping, in grass under beech tree. Awaiting identification
  • Old Botanic Garden, University Park, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 3-4 cm conical rich chestnut (shiney when young). Gills dark brown close. Stem 6 cm creamy/white. Trooping, in grass under beech tree. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 15-17 cm, rich orange, raised orange scales. Gills same colour as cap. Stem short concolorous with cap, but more patchy orange colour, 3-4 cm. Small group on dead log. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 15-17 cm, rich orange, raised orange scales. Gills same colour as cap. Stem short concolorous with cap, but more patchy orange colour, 3-4 cm. Small group on dead log. Same as previous photograph but showing less maturity. Awaiting identification
  • The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 5-6 cm buff/greyish, splitting with age. Stem 4 cm, cream, slightly furry. Gills same as cap - quite distant. Small groups in soil amongst bark chippings, not too far from broad-leaved trees. Awaiting identification
  • The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 2 -3 cm conical/bell shaped. Extremely dark brown, greasy. Gills very dark brown or nearly black, distant. Stem light tan/translucent. In groups in soil amongst bark chippings. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 5-6 cm white. Gills white distant. Stem 4-5 cm white with single ring. Solitary, in soil and leaves under a hawthorn bush. Awaiting identification
  • Coprinus xanthotrix (mature) possibly. The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap, up to 4 cm, whitish grey and furrowed. Gills, grey black. Stem, white, tufty. On moist soil near broad-leaved trees
  • Beeston Parish Church, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 4-5 cm, brown, dry, cracking, hint of olive. Pores same colour, distant and oblong shaped. Stem, geniculate, short concolorous with cap, but streaky. White volva. Awaiting identification
  • Beeston Parish Church, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 4-5 cm, brown, dry, cracking, hint of olive. Pores same colour, distant and oblong shaped. Stem, geniculate, short concolorous with cap, but streaky. White volva. Same as previous photograph but showing pore structure. Awaiting identification
  • Ramaria flaccida possibly. Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire (September 2008)
    Cap, 4-6 cm high, forked, slim and vertical slim branches. Pale yellow. In grass near mixed broad-leaved trees
  • Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire (September 2008)
    Cap 2 cm, dark brown, shiney/grainy. Stem 2-3 cm white almost club-shaped. Solitary, in soil and leaves next to a yew hedge. Awaiting identification
  • Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire (September 2008)
    Cap 0.5-1.5 cm, whitish/cream with distinct umbonate, ridges. Stem 3-4 cm slender, buff/hint of green. In small groups in grass verge. Awaiting identification
  • Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire (September 2008)
    Cap 4-5 cm cream with rose coloured hue, particularly on slightly umbonate. Stem cream, 6 cm bleeds orange/pink sap when touched. Single ring. In small group by a rock amongst leaves and pine needles. Awaiting identification
  • Lycoperdon perlatum Common Puffball, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap white at first, then greyish, up to 5 cm in height, light bulb shaped, coarse warts. In broad-leaved and coniferous forests, in small groups. Common
  • Beeston Parish Church, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap, 1-1.5 cm, shiney light tan. Very slightly in-rolled. Gills close and lighter colour than cap. Stem concolorous with cap, short and quite stout. In small group on lawn. Awaiting identification
  • Beeston Parish Church, Nottinghamshire (September 2008)
    Cap 1-2 cm, canary yellow at first then more tan with age. Striate at margin edge; almost crimped appearance. Gills same as cap, close. Stem 2-3 cm concolorous with cap. Spaced out groups on lawn. Awaiting identification
  • Aleuria aurantia Orange peel fungus The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cup or disc shaped. Orange 2 cm -8 cm. Slightly scaley and becomes more irregular and folded with age. On bare soil with gravel. Late Summer-Autumn
  • Aleuria aurantia Orange Peel fungus The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cup or disc shaped. Orange 2 cm -8 cm. Slightly scaley and becomes more irregular and folded with age. On bare soil with gravel. Late Summer-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but young
  • The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap 0.5 cm dull brown and splitting with cream ragged margin. Gills close and cream and concolorous with stem which is also tufty, 1.5cm. Solitary in soil with gravel. Awaiting identification
  • Xylaria polymorpha Dead Man's Fingers (possibly), Bristol (August 2008) Photograph courtesy of J James
    Irregularly club-shaped, can appear warty. Black with powder-like surface. Short indistinct stem. Small groups throughout the year on stumps close to soil level. In this instance on an old cotoneaster stump
  • North Horsham, West Sussex (August 2008), Photograph courtesy of B Sargent
    Cap up to 15 cm in width. Pink to red florettes changing to light brown after more than three days. Compact and close to the ground under an old oak tree. Awaiting identification
  • The Old Wood, Bunny, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap white/light cream, 3 cm, inrolled, short gills quite distant. Stem 6-7 cm very thick and looks disproportionate to the small cap. Scaley raised patches. Slightly broader at base. Two in grass beneath oak tree. Awaiting identification
  • Scleroderma verrucosum (possibly) The Old Wood, Bunny, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap 5 cm brown with crazy paving cracked appearance. Margin inrolled and no gills/pores visible. Stem hardly visible 0.5 cm coarse. Several in soil near broad-leaved trees
  • Coprinus atramentarius Common Inkcap, Bunny, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap 3-7 cm brown, more rust at the centre with brown scales. Gills at first white, quickly turning brown then black. Stem up to 7 cm, in groups in fields, and grass near broad-leaved trees. Common, Summer -Autumn
  • The Old Wood, Bunny, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap 5-6 cm beige, buff, funnel-shaped. Gills cream quite distant. Stem 5-6 cm, even width, buff, coarse looking. Solitary, in moss near broad-leaved trees. Awaiting identification
  • The Old Wood, Bunny, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap 5-6 cm beige, buff, funnel-shaped. Gills cream quite distant. Stem 5-6 cm, even width, buff, coarse looking. Solitary, in moss near broad-leaved trees. Same as previous photograph but showing gills and stem. Awaiting identification
  • The Old Wood, Bunny, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap light grey/transparent 0.5 cm, gills concolorous with cap. Stem 5-6 cm slender and delicate, light grey with tufts half-way down and to the base. Solitary in moss near broad-leaved trees. Awaiting identification
  • The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap 2- cm egg-shaped brown with light grey tufts at margin. Gills dark brown, close. Stem buff 5-6 cm. Small groups on soil amongst leaf-litter. Awaiting identification
  • Private Garden, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap 0.5 cm or less funnel-shaped. Brown/olive and grey hue. Gills vein- like and very distant. In groups of two and three on rockery stone in moss. Stem 1 cm or less. This fungus is hardly visible to the naked eye and so this is one of three photographs. This photograph shows hopefully the minute size. Awaiting identification
  • Private Garden, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap 0.5 cm or less funnel-shaped. Brown/olive and grey hue. Gills vein- like and very distant. In groups of two and three on rockery stone in moss. Stem 1 cm or less. This fungus is hardly visible to the naked eye and so this is one of three photographs. Same as previous photograph but showing young fungus. Awaiting identification
  • Private Garden, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap 0.5 cm or less funnel-shaped. Brown/olive and grey hue. Gills vein- like and very distant. In groups of two and three on rockery stone in moss. Stem 1 cm or less. This fungus is hardly visible to the naked eye and so this is one of three photographs. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity. Awaiting identification
  • Xylaria carpophila or hypoxylon Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Height 1-3 cm, black and white with appearance like burnt matchstick. In groups on dead broad-leaved trees particularly beech. All year
  • Calocera cornea (possibly) Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Yellow blunt and gelatinous, sometimes forked, up to 1.5 cm tall. Crowded on rotting and dead trunks. Summer-Autumn
  • University Park, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap up to 11 cm, cream with peach blush. Funnel shaped. Gills quite close and same colour as cap. Stem very broad and even 6 cm, concolours with cap and gills. In small groups in leaf litter under broad-leaved trees. Awaiting identification
  • Coprinus xanthotrix (young) The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap, up to 4 cm, whitish grey and furrowed. Gills, grey black. Stem, white, tufty. On moist soil near broad-leaved trees. To view mature example please see thumbnails twelve, number one
  • The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (October 2008)
    Cap 6 cm shiney copper. Gills distant dark brown. Stem narrow and even cream, no ring. In groups in soil amongst wood chippings. Awaiting identification
  • Cavendish Lodge, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (November 2008)
    Cap 4-5 cm moist, buff with grey blush. Umbonate. Gills close concolorous with cap. Stem 3-4 cm with single tufty ring brown at the edges. Stem smoother texture above ring. Small groups in moss on lawn. Awaiting identification
  • Cavendish Lodge, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (November 2008)
    Cap 4-5 cm moist, buff with grey blush. Umbonate. Gills close concolorous with cap. Stem 3-4 cm with single tufty ring brown at the edges. Stem smoother texture above ring. Small groups in moss on lawn. Same as previous photograph but young and showing brown tufts on ring. Awaiting identification
  • University Park, Nottinghamshire (November 2008)
    Cap 0.5 cm diameter, disc shaped with slightly frilly upturned edges. Dark red. Dry and firm texture. On dead trunk. Awaiting identification
  • University Park, Nottinghamshire (November 2008)
    4 cm diameter, brain-like, gelatine texture. Very dark red and pink. On dead trunk
  • University Park, Nottinghamshire (November 2008)
    Cap 1-1.5 cm thimble-shaped. Rough texture, white with brown flecks. Solid. No gills or pores visible and no stem. Solitary, on dead trunk. Awaiting identification
  • Cavendish Lodge, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (November 2008)
    Cap 1 cm moist, bright orange, bell-shaped. Gills close, pale cream/lemon. Stem 3 cm smooth above groove, more coarse below. Awaiting identification
  • Phlebia merismoides (probably) University Park, Nottinghamshire (November 2008)
    Bright orange/red, flat, spread and fused with wood. Irregular with fibrous growth at margin. Tough and jelly like. Late Autumn - Spring on fallen or dead stumps of deciduous trees
  • Peziza (possibly) Bramcote Woods, Nottinghamshire (November 2008)
    Cap 2 - 3 cm diameter, bowl-shaped, light buff, granular texture/appearance. Solitary on dead trunk.
  • Dudley Zoo, Warwickshire (November 2008)
    Cap 3-4 cm with in-rolled margin. Very shiney with darker scales particular in middle of cap. Gills close, darker than cap. Stem 3-5 cm concolorous with cap, fibrous with single ring very high up. In small groups on grass near fir/pine trees. Very similar in appearance to Honey Fungus but with more shiney cap and in-rolled margin
  • Dudley Zoo, Warwickshire (November 2008)
    Cap 1 cm, bowl-shaped, thick and smooth margin. Light brown, solitary on dead trunk. Awaiting identification
  • Phallus impudicus Common Stinkhorn, University Park, Nottinghamshire (November 2008)
    Cap bell-shaped developing a slimey-olive green mass which smells very unpleasant (like raw sewage) which is evident for many meters from the fungus. Stem is white with a net-like appearance and protrudes from a ruptured egg. Solitary or in small groups in deciduous woodlands
  • Phallus impudicus University Park, Nottinghamshire (November 2008)
    Cap bell-shaped developing a slimey-olive green mass which smells very unpleasant (like raw sewage) which is evident for many meters from the fungus. Stem is white with a net-like appearance and protrudes from a ruptured egg. Solitary or in small groups in deciduous woodlands. Same as previous photograph but showing the ruptured egg of a fungus which had broken
  • Nectria cinnabarina Coral Spot Fungus Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (December 2008)
    Very small brownish/pinkish pinheads 0.1-0.3 cm diam. Coral pink at conidial stage. In dense clusters on dead twigs and logs of broad-leaf trees
  • Tremella mesenterica (possibly) Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (December 2008)
    2-10 cm Golden yellow, leafy folds, gelatinous. Solitary or in small groups on dead and rotting branches and twigs of broad-leaved trees. Late Summer and Autumm, common
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (December 2008)
    1.1.5 cm brown, moist, gelatinous. Solitary on dead twig. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Village, Nottinghamshire (December 2008)
    Cap 4-5 cm, dull brown, irregularly folded. Hard, rough, dry texture. Gills very distinctive and wavy, dark buff. Stem 5-6 cm slightly ventricose, rough texture and concolorous with cap. In soil in small group under a thick green-leaved hedge. Awaiting identification
  • Private Garden, Heanor, Derbyshire (December 2008)
    Cap 1-3 cm strong ruddy brown with pink/purplish tone, slightly fibrous. Gills very distant same as cap but stronger pink/purplish. Stem 4 cm concolourous with cap but darker, again slightly fibrous. In a flower pot with Bottle Brush Plant (Callistemon). Awaiting identification
  • Private Garden, Heanor, Derbyshire (December 2008)
    Cap 1-3 cm strong ruddy brown with pink/purplish tone, slightly fibrous. Gills very distant same as cap but stronger pink/purplish. Stem 4 cm concolourous with cap but darker, again slightly fibrous. In a flower pot with Bottle Brush Plant (Callistemon). Same as previous photograph but showing the underside. Awaiting identification
  • Bjerkandera adusta (possibly) Bramcote Open Space, Nottinghamshire (January 2009)
    Small bracket with dark cream surface and white margin with a very distinct grey pore under-surface. On dead wood of broad-leaved trees all year. (See Browse 1, thumbnails 28 number 1 for less grey example)
  • Bjerkandera adusta (possibly), Bramcote Open Space, Nottinghamshire (January 2009)
    Small bracket with dark cream surface and white margin with a very distinct grey pore under-surface. On dead wood of broad-leaved trees all year. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of distinct grey underside. (See Browse 1, thumbnails 28 number 1 for less grey example)
  • Auricularia mesenterica Tripe Fungus Bramcote Wood, Nottinghamshire (January 2009)
    Partially bracket, 2-4 cm hairy, wrinkled, wavy and zoned. Greyish brown. Under surface, pinkish/purple, gelatinous when damp, hard when dry. On dead and rotting branches. Mostly Autumn-Winter
  • Auricularia mesenterica Tripe Fungus Bramcote Wood, Nottinghamshire (January 2009)
    Partially bracket, 2-4 cm hairy, wrinkled, wavy and zoned. Greyish brown. Under surface, pinkish/purple, gelatinous when damp, hard when dry. On dead and rotting branches. Mostly Autumn-Winter. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • Tramella mesenterica Bramcote Wood, Nottinghamshire (January 2009)
    1-2 cm pale grey/white, contorted, gelatinous, in small groups on dead twigs and logs. Thought to be a very pale version of the yellow tramella mesenterica. Autumn-Winter
  • Daldinia concentrica (possibly) Bramcote Open Space, Nottinghamshire (January 2009)
    2-7 cm hard, brittle, greyish black ball favouring dead beech and ash trees. This photograph showing young group before turning black, common. (See Browse 1, thumbnails 9 number 1 for mature example)
  • Daldinia concentrica (possibly), Bramcote Open Space, Nottinghamshire (January 2009)
    2-7 cm hard, brittle, greyish black ball favouring dead beech and ash trees. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of lead-grey tinge as leading to maturity. Common. (See Browse 1, thumbnails 9 number 1 for mature example)
  • Mycena rorida (?possibly) or Mycena University Park, Nottinghamshire (January 2009)
    Cap (minute) 0.3-0.5 cm, cream, wrinkled and splitting at margin. Gills slightly distant same colour as cap. Stem variable, some slender some more broad and concolorous with cap. On dead trunk in small isolated cluster
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (January 2009)
    Flat, texture and colour very pale grey/buff with feint ochraceous tinge. Putty like texture and appearance. Cracked in middle when dry with paler white/cream margin. On branches of broad-leaved trees. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (January 2009)
    1-3 cm deep purple with lighter pinkish hairy margin. In small groups on dead tree. Awaiting identification
  • Entoloma (possibly), Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (February 2009)
    Cap 6 cm, dull brown, greasy. Gills salmon pink, distant. Stem concolorous with cap - short 3-4 cm. In this photograph two stacked on top of each other and also in small groups on established 4 ft high pile of twigs and dead grass
  • Entoloma (possibly), Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (February 2009)
    Cap 6 cm, dull brown, greasy. Gills salmon pink, distant. Stem concolorous with cap - short 3-4 cm. In this photograph two stacked on top of each other and also in small groups on established 4 ft high pile of dead twigs and dead grass. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of salmon pink gills
  • Piptoporus betulinus Birch polypore, Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire (January 2009)
    Cap 10-20 cm and up to 2-6 cm thick. Brownish grey, smooth looking, with white pores. Hoof-shaped. Mainly on dead beech trunks. Annual, inedible. This one had been slightly vandalised by the time I found it. Someone had carved initials on the white pores
  • Bramcote Lane Open Space, Nottinghamshire (February 2009)
    Small sized projection on tree branch. 3-4 cm. White with ochraceous tinges. Certainly not bracket shaped. Underside smooth and white. Awaiting identification
  • Hyphodontia sambuci (Possibly) Chilwell Golf Course, Nottinghamshire (March 2009)
    White and spreading over tree trunk at least 20 cm. Appearance like thick paint with raised patches. Uneven margin
  • University Park, Nottinghamshire (March 2009)
    White, bracket-like but triangular in shape. 4 cm across and 5 cm depth. Top of cap very rough and uneven (crusty like appearance). Pores also white and elongated. Solitary on dead log. Awaiting identification
  • University Park, Nottinghamshire (March 2009)
    Small semi-circular flakes. 1-3 cm white with ochraceous flecks. Smooth and rubbery texture. On dead log in small groups. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire (March 2009)
    Bracket shape 4-5 cm, dark cream/light grey. Crushed velvet like texture, firm and inflexible. Pores smooth, shiney and dark brown. Crimped margin. Small groups on log. Awaiting identification
  • Pholiota aurivella (young)(possibly) Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire (April 2009)
    Cap 5-12 cm orange-yellow slimey cap covered in darker scales. Convex then flat. Gills yellow. Stem 5-12 cm, concolorous with cap with bands of fibrous scales. Fragile ring. In clusters usually in beech. On this occasion some were growing horizontally inside a split in the trunk
  • Coprinus atramentarius Youlgrave, Derbyshire Peak District (April 2009)
    Cap 3-6 cm egg shaped when young then flattened with upturned margin. Whitish when young. Fibrous and scaley, smoother towards margin. Gills, white then brown, black deliquescing, crowded. Stem more than 7 cm, swollen at base. In small groups on wood or buried twigs. Widespead, Spring and Autumn
  • Coprinus atramentarius Youlgrave, Derbyshire Peak District (April 2009)
    Cap 3-6 cm egg shaped when young then flattened with upturned margin. Whitish when young. Fibrous and scaley, smoother towards margin. Gills, white then brown, black deliquescing, crowded. Stem more than 7 cm, swollen at base. In small groups on wood or buried twigs. Widespead, Spring and Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing top of cap and fibrous scales
  • Lathkill Dale, Peak District, Derbyshire (April 2009)
    Cap 4-5 cm, dark buff,(slight speckled appearance) darker on umbonate. Gills, pale brown, close. Stem 3-4 cm pale buff lighter towards top. No ring. Slightly felty at base. Solitary in grass
  • Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire (April 2009)
    Cap 4-5 cm light grey with buff tinge. Inrolled margin. Gills medium brown, close. Stem broad white. Unidentified
  • Private Garden, Attenborough, Nottinghamshire (April 2009)
    Cap 3-4 cm conical, shiney dark grey. Gills distant and pale buff. Stem slender same as gills 4 cm. On lawn. Unidentified
  • Private Garden, Nottinghamshire, (April 2009)
    Cap 3-4 cm conical, shiney dark grey. Gills distant and pale buff. Stem slender same as colour as gills 4 cm. On lawn. Same as previous photograph but showing underside. Unidentified
  • Fomes fomentarius (Young) Hoof fungus or Tinder Bracket, Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire (May 2009)
    Hoof-shaped bracket, thick greyish brown, crusted, zoned when mature. Up to 25 cm and same thickness. Can be solitary or in groups favouring birch and sycamore. Spring and early Summer
  • Hypoxylon multiforme Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire (May 2009)
    Dark brown/black crust, hard, elongated in clusters on dead trucks
  • Fuligo septica Flowers of Tan (Slime mould) Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire (May 2009)
    Very fragile, slimey lemon-yellow with no distinct shape. Summer and Autumn after rain in moss on stumps. Very frequent
  • Fuligo septica Flowers of Tan (Slime mould), Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire (May 2009)
    Very fragile, slimey lemon-yellow with no distinct shape. Summer and Autumn after rain in moss on stumps. Very frequent. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of structure
  • Marasmius androsaceus Horse Hair Toadstool, Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, (May 2009)
    Cap 0.5-1 cm like a minute parachute. Wavy-grooved, light buff (pinkish tinge) to brownish darker in centre of cap. Gills, distant, concolorous with cap. Stem, up to 6 cm extremely thin like hair, but shiney and very flexible. In grass in groups amongst pine trees and needles. Widespread, common - late Spring Autumn. Photograph showing hair-like stem
  • Marasmius androsaceus Horse Hair Toadstool, Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire (May 2009)
    Cap 0.5-1 cm like a minute parachute. Wavy-grooved, light buff (pinkish tinge) to brownish darker in centre of cap. Gills, distant, concolorous with cap. Stem, up to 6 cm extremely thin like hair, but shiney and very flexible. In grass in groups amongst pine trees and needles. Widespread, common - late Spring Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing cap
  • Marasmius androsaceus Horse Hair Toadstool Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire (May 2009)
    Cap 0.5-1 cm like a minute parachute. Wavy-grooved, light buff (pinkish tinge) to brownish darker in centre of cap. Gills, distant, concolorous with cap. Stem, up to 6 cm extremely thin like hair, but shiney and very flexible. In grass in groups amongst pine trees and needles. Widespread, common - late Spring Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing underside
  • Phallus impudicus Common Stinkhorn, Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire (May 2009)
    This photograph is unusual in that it shows the remnants of egg on the cap. Cap bell-shaped developing a slimey-olive green mass which smells very unpleasant (like raw sewage) which is evident for many meters from the fungus. Stem is white with a net-like appearance and protrudes from a ruptured egg. Solitary or in small groups in deciduous woodlands. Only the young egg is edible. See Browse 2 thumbnails 20, number 1 for Common Stinkhorn without remnants of egg on cap
  • Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire (May 2009)
    Cap 3-4 cm parachute like appearance, centre of cap has whitish appearance, then graduating to dark buff. Gills buff close. Stem concolorous with cap, less than 3 cm. On grass in small groups. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (July 2009)
    Cap 5-6 cm white with light rust tinge towards middle. Woolley appearance particularly at edge of cap. Stem 6-7 cm white and slender. Gills light buff, close. On grass/soil near broad-leaved trees. Awaiting identification
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (July 2009)
    Cap 5-6 cm white with light rust tinge towards middle. Woolley appearance particularly at edge of cap. Stem 6-7 cm white and slender. Gills light buff, close. On grass/soil near broad-leaved trees. Same as previous photograph but showing underside. Awaiting identification
  • University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (July 2009)
    Cap 3-4 cm dark brick brown, dull, slightly lined near margin. Stem 4 cm concolorous with cap, twisted appearance, slightly fibrous. Gills also concolorous with cap. Awaiting identification
  • Hygrocybe nigrescens (Young), University Park, Nottinghamshire (August 2009)
    Cap up to 4 cm in diameter, sharply conical. Lemon to yellow with streaks of orange and red. Stem shades of white to pale lemon. Gills at first white then pale lemon. On lawns and grass verges in groups
  • Hygrocybe nigrescens University Park, Nottinghamshire (August 2009)
    Cap up to 4 cm in diameter, sharply conical. Lemon to yellow with streaks of orange and red. Stem shades of white to pale lemon. Gills at first white then pale lemon. On lawns and grass verges in groups. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • Hygrocybe nigrescens University Park, Nottinghamshire, (August 2009)
    Cap up to 4 cm in diameter, sharply conical. Lemon to yellow with streaks of orange and red. Stem shades of white to pale lemon. Gills at first white then pale lemon. On lawns and grass verges in groups. Same as previous two photographs but showing underside
  • Scleroderma citrinum Common Earthball, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (August 2009)
    Resembles a potato in texture and shape, coarse, warty and net-patterned. Thick like skin appearance. Frequent in conifer areas. Best not eaten, mildly poisonous
  • Phaeolus schweinitzii (possibly) Woking, Surrey (August 2009)
    Cap up to 30 cm and up to 1-2 cm thick. Initially dark sulphur yellow turning ruddy brown with hints of red and purple. Zoned and warty. Bright yellow margin. Pores olive yellow then brown. On grass near broad-leaved trees. Summer - Autumn, not frequent. Inedible. Photographed on my behalf by James Waller
  • Hygrocybe conica (Young), Letham Grange, Angus, Scotland, (August 2009)
    Cap up to 2-5 cm in diameter, sharply conical, margin often irregular. Blackening on aging although this young one blackening early probably due to weather conditions. Stem 2-6 cm lined and fibrous. Gills greyish/yellow, quite broad, blackening when bruised. In groups on lawns, grass verges and pastures. Late Summer-Autumn
  • Hygrocybe conica Letham Grange, Angus, Scotland, (August 2009)
    Cap up to 2-5 cm in diameter, sharply conical, margin often irregular. Blackening on aging. Stem 2-6 cm lined and fibrous. Gills greyish/yellow, quite broad, blackening when bruised. In groups on lawns, grass verges and pastures. Late Summer-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • Hygrocybe conica Letham Grange, Angus, Scotland, (August 2009)
    Cap up to 2-5 cm in diameter, sharply conical, margin often irregular. Blackening on aging. Stem 2-6 cm lined and fibrous. Gills greyish/yellow, quite broad, blackening when bruised. In groups on lawns, grass verges and pastures. Late Summer-Autumn. Same as previous two photographs but showing underside
  • Letham Grange, Angus, Scotland, (August 2009)
    Cap 4-5 cm very smooth, dark buff. Pores pale lemon/dark cream. Stem not club shaped but broader towards base. Speckled and coarse appearance. Solitary on grass near a birch tree. Awaiting identification
  • Calocera viscosa Jelly Antler Fungus, Crombie Park, Angus, Scotland, (August 2009)
    Simply branched, rooting deep into the wood of dead trees. Egg yellow/orange, with sticky appearance. Flexible and tough. Up to 6 cm in height. On dead coniferous wood
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Photographer: Alison Linton; Designer: Craig Encer.