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  • Amanita vaginata Possibly. Crombie Park, Angus, Scotland, (August 2009)
    Cap 4-9 cm greyish/brown umbonate with grooves at margin. Gills white and crowded. Stem 13-20 cm tall tapering upwards, coarse rising from volval bag. No ring. On grass near broad-leaved trees and on heaths. Summer-Autumn
  • Boletus calopus (possibly),(young) University Park, Nottinghamshire, (August 2009)
    Cap dull buff/grey, smooth 6-12 cm. Pores very close, bright chestnut. Stem short obese concolorous with cap but with chestnut netting/mesh pattern. Small groups in soil near broad-leaved trees and conifers.
  • Boletus calopus (possibly),University Park, Nottinghamshire, (August 2009)
    Cap dull buff/grey, smooth 6-12 cm. Pores very close, bright chestnut. Some bruising evident. Stem short obese concolorous with cap but with chestnut netting/mesh pattern. Small groups in soil near broad-leaved trees and conifers. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • Tricholoma terreum (young) possibly, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (August 2009)
    Cap 4-6 cm felty dry and dark grey. Slight umbo. Gills grey and distant. Stem white even equal 4-5 cm. Summer-Autumn. In groups in soil near conifers and broad-leaved trees
  • Tricholoma terreum possibly University Park Nottinghamshire, (August 2009)
    Cap 4-6 cm felty dry and dark grey. Slight umbo. Gills grey and distant. Stem white even equal 4-5 cm. Summer-Autumn. In groups in soil near conifers and broad-leaved trees. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • University Park, Nottingham (August 2009)
    Cap 9 cm white/cream with fine cracks towards margin. Gills dark chocolate brown and close. Stem white even with a single very broad membranous hanging ring. In groups in grass near broad-leaved trees. Not identified
  • University Park, Nottinghamshire, (August 2009)
    Cap 9 cm white/cream with fine cracks towards margin. Gills dark chocolate brown and close. Stem white even with a single very broad membranous hanging ring. In groups in grass near broad-leaved trees. Same as previous photograph but showing underside. Not identified
  • Lycoperdon lividum The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (October 2009)
    Smallish ochre-brown rounded fungus on a pedestal. 3-4 cm. Covered with tiny warts but underneath a faint reticulate pattern. Summer to Autumn
  • Coprinus comatus Shaggy Ink Cap (Lawyer's wig) mature, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (October 2009)
    Cap white acorn shaped when young, turning black at margin then deliquescent. Cap up to 5 cm. Gills white then black. Stem white and sturdy. Found in manured meadows, lawns and gardens. Frequent. Summer-Autumn. For young Coprinus comatus see browse 1 thumbnail panel 2 no. 2
  • Coprinus comatus Shaggy Ink Cap (Lawyer's wig) mature, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (October 2009)
    Cap white acorn shaped when young, turning black at margin then deliquescent. Cap up to 5 cm. Gills white then black. Stem white and sturdy. Found in manured meadows, lawns and gardens. Frequent. Summer- Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of structure of cap. For young Coprinus comatus see browse 1 thumbnail panel 2 no. 2
  • Polyporus durus Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottingham (October 2009)
    Cap 5-20 cm bay-brown or chestnut. Shiney appearance. Funnel shaped with a thin wavy margin which becomes upturned at the margin showing white pores. Grows out of wood stumps or on soil near stumps. Pores white then turning buff. In small groups. Summer-Autumn infrequent
  • Polyporus durus Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (October 2009)
    Cap 5-20 cm bay-brown or chestnut. Shiney appearance. Funnel shaped with a thin wavy margin which becomes upturned at the margin showing white pores. Grows out of wood stumps or on soil near stumps. Pores white then turning buff. In small groups. Summer-Autumn infrequent. Same as previous photograph but showing a more mature specimen which has turned a dark rich chestnut. Note the colour of the cap can vary
  • University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (October 2009)
    Cap 10 cm very pale buff with peachy patches. Shaggy/hairy at the margin. Gills concolorous with cap. Stem 3-4 cm, coarse. Solitary on grass growing near a hawthorn bush. Not identified
  • University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (October 2009)
    Cap 10 cm very pale buff with peachy patches. Shaggy/hairy at the margin. Gills concolorous with cap. Stem 3-4 cm, coarse. Solitary on grass growing near a hawthorn bush. Same as previous photograph but showing stem and shaggy margin. Not identified
  • Cavendish Lodge, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (October 2009)
    Cap 0.3.0.5 cm. Very shiney chestnut graduating to buff and white near margin. Gills buff and distant. Stem 4 cm narrow dark buff. In small groups on grass in moss. Unidentified
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottingham (November 2009)
    Cap 3-4 cm bell shaped, rich ochre, paler at margin. Grooved. Gills same as cap. Cream stem that is very hairy towards the base. Not identified
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (November 2009)
    Cap 3-4 cm bell shaped, rich orchre, paler at margn. Grooved. Gills same as cap. Cream stem that is very hairy towards the base. Same as previous photograph but showing the hairy base of stem. Not identified
  • Beeston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (November 2009)
    Cap up to 6 cm. Very shiney, smooth dark brown. Buff gills. Stem cream, short stout, slightly club, or bulbous. Single and also some fused together at stem. This photograph showing a group fused together at the stem. On mossy grass. Not identified
  • Beeston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (November 2009)
    Cap up to 6 cm. Very shiney, smooth dark brown. Buff gills. Stem cream, short stout, slightly club, or bulbous. Single and also some fused together at stem. On mossy grass. Same as previous photograph but showing a single fungus. Not identified
  • Peziza cerea (Possibly), Beeston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (November 2009)
    Irregularly shaped, disc, pale ochre. Finely granular without stem. Small groups on woody plant debris, old sacking (as in this case) or on mortar between bricks in cellars. All year. Common
  • Clavulina rugosa Wrinkled Coral Fungus, University Park, University of Nottingham, Nottingham (November 2009)
    Fruit body 5-10 cm branched towards tip then blunt. Flesh whitish, soft elastic, quite fragile, No odour. Solitary or in small groups on soil in leaf litter. Summer-Autumn. Widespead and common
  • Mycena possibly. Swan Wood, Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire, (November 2009)
    Cap less than 0.5 cm. Creamy white and finely grooved. Gills white, narrow and close. Stem fine and narrow 6 cm slightly darker than cap
  • Mycena possibly. Swan Wood, Oakerthorpe. Derbyshire, (November 2009)
    Cap less than 0.5 cm. Creamy white and finely grooved. Gills white narrow and close. Stem fine and narrow 6 cm slightly darker than cap. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of cap
  • Swan Wood, Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire (November 2009)
    Cap bell shaped. 5 cm. Dull brown with cream mottled appearance. Gills cream. Quite close. Stem cream, even, fibrous. 6 cm. In groups amongst leave litter near broad-leaved trees. Not identified
  • Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, (November 2009)
    Cap 1-2 cm moist, white with uneven margin. Slightly grooved. Gills white, distant. Stem concolorous with cap 3-5 cm. In small groups on logs amongst moss. Not identified
  • Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, (December 2009)
    Cap up to 10 cm. Light grey mottled, darker grey at umbonate. Shiney and moist. Weakly striped at margin. Gills light grey. Stem broader at base with remains of volva. Solitary in leaf litter. Not identified
  • Laccaria amethystina The Amethyst Deceiver, possibly. University Park, Nottinghamshire, (December 2009)
    Cap up to 6 cm deep purplish lilac. Convex becoming flattened and depressed with wavy margin. Gills concolorous with cap. Stem concolorous with cap but may have whitish fibres. No ring. Common. In broad leaved woods
  • Mycena galopus possibly. Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (December 2009)
    Cap 1-2 cm dark grey or blackish radially grooved. Gills white/cream, then grey, fairly distant. Stem concolorous with cap, equal, smooth and slender. No ring. Faint raddish odour. On paths, woods and burnt fire sites
  • Tubaria conspersa Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (December 2009)
    Cap 0.8-2.5 cm cinnamon or chocolate brown covered with greyish velar remnants. Gills cinnamon. Stem concolorous with cap. Mainly autumn. Trooping groups in wood chippings
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (December 2009)
    Cap up to 4 cm, cinnamon. Gills and stem concolorous with cap. In wood chippings. Trooping in groups. Awaiting identification but wonder if this is a mature Tubaria conspersa as in previous photograph
  • Harrogate, Yorkshire, (January 2010)
    Cap up to 5-6 cm. White, rubbery texture. Slightly umbonate with very faint peachy hue. Gills white and distant. Stem up to 4 cm also white, No ring. In mossy grass in small groups. Not identified
  • Harrogate, Yorkshire, (January 2010)
    Cap up to 5-6 cm. White, rubbery texture. Slightly umbonate with very faint peachy hue. Gills white and distant. Stem up to 4 cm also white, No ring. In mossy grass in small groups. Same as previous photograph but showing top of cap. Not identified
  • Harrogate, Yorkshire (January2010)
    Cap up to 5-6 cm. White, rubbery texture. Slightly umbonate with very faint peachy hue. Gills white and distant. Stem up to 4 cm also white, No ring. In mossy grass in small groups. Same as previous photograph but showing gills. Not identified
  • University Park, Nottinghamshire, (February 2010)
    Small disc like cap 0.5 cm. Greyish/buff. Moist. No stem as such but attached to grass stalks. In groups. Not identified
  • Sarcoscypha austriaca Scarlet Elf Cup, Selborne, Hampshire, (March 2010)
    Cap 1-5 cm and 0.5-1.5 cm tall. Large shallow, scarlet cup; smooth scarlet, margin frays with age. Narrowing into short stem. Solitary or in small groups on damp rotting wood and also beneath leaf litter, of broad-leaf and coniferous trees. Winter to Spring. Infrequent. Grid reference SU 769314. Junction of Great Wood and Lawrence's Copse. 3.6 miles SE from Selborne Church. This photograph has been very kindly supplied by Jeremy Bacon. He made a special trip to re-visit the location and take a close-up image
  • Exidia glandulosa Witches' Butter, Bunny Wood, Nottinghamshire, (May 2010)
    2-6 cm. Blackish disc-shaped, or ear-like. In small groups on dead logs or branches, favouring oak. Summer and Autumn
  • Morchella esculenta (Young) Tenbury Wells, (May 2010)
    Cap 3-6 cm and 5-12 cm in height. Characteristically greyish white ridges with blackish brown pits. Whitish stem. Solitary or in small groups near to shrubs. Spring. Infrequent. Photograph very kindly supplied by John Tangye
  • Morchella esculenta Tenbury Wells, (May 2010)
    Cap 3-6 cm and 5-12 cm in height. Characteristically greyish white ridges with blackish brown pits. Whitish stem. Solitary or in small groups near to shrubs. Spring. Infrequent. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity. Photograph very kindly supplied by John Tangye
  • Bovista nigrescens (possibly), Swann Wood, Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire, (May 2010)
    3-6 cm, stem-less but attached to substrate with a single mycelial strand. White, smooth, turning olive brown, then black. Becoming detached when mature, blowing around. On soil, grass, pastures. Summer-Autumn
  • Bovista nigrescens (possibly) Swann Wood, Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire, (May 2010)
    3-6 cm, stem-less but attached to substrate with a single mycelial strand. White, smooth, turning olive brown, then black. Becoming detached when mature, blowing around. On soil, grass, pastures. Summer-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing the mycelial strand
  • Coprinus miser Young (possibly) Bishops Castle, Shropshire, (August 2010)
    Cap 0.5-1cm. Very small delicate, egg-shaped cap in small groups or solitary on cow dung or in straw. Whitish when young with slight reddish centre. Becoming grey with maturity. Stem smooth and white. No ring. Summer-Autumn
  • Bishops Castle, Shropshire (August 2010)
    Cap 5 -6 cm, pinkish, with uneven margin. Gills concolorous with cap. Stem, even width, darker than cap, and coarse appearance. Solitary in rotting tree trunk. Not identified
  • Collybia confluens Clustered Tough Shank, (possibly) , Bishops Castle, Shropshire, (August 2010)
    Cap up to 4 cm. Buff , more chestnut towards middle of cap. Gills, pale buff and close. Stem narrow and straight and equal. Darker than cap with covering of delicate white down. In groups in shaded copse amongst leaf litter
  • Thelephora possibly, Sansom Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, (August 2010)
    Small brown spines growing on dead tree trunk. Height 0.5-1 cm. Texture dry and brittle
  • Lepoita cristata Stinking Parasol (Young) Sansom Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, (August 2010)
    Cap up to 4 cm. Bell-shaped when young, then convex or flat, apex dark red or brown with small dark brown scales. Gills white, crowded. Stem, up to 4 cm, white, reddening with age. This photograph shows young Parasol. For mature example see Browse 2 no. 9, photograph 4
  • Sansom Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, (August 2010)
    Cap 6-7 cm whitish with a hit of peach/salmon. Covered in white remnants. Stem 5-6 cm white fibrous with hints of peach/salmon. Not identified
  • Sansom Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire (August 2010)
    Cap 6-7 cm whitish with a hit of peach/salmon. Covered in white remnants. Stem 5-6 cm white fibrous with hints of peach/salmon. Awaiting identification. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Lycoperdon echinatum Spiny puffball , Sansom Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, (August 2010)
    2-5 cm, smallish, whitish or brown spiny structure on a short pedetal. In broad-leaf woods on soil. The spines up to 4-7 mm. Summer to Autumn, infrequent
  • Lycoperdon echinatum spiny puffball, Sansom Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, (August 2010)
    2-5 cm, smallish, whitish or brown spiny structure on a short pedetal. In broad-leaf woods on soil. The spines up to 4-7 mm. Summer to Autumn, infrequent. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up image
  • Lycoperdon echinatum Spiny puffball (Young) Sansom Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, (August 2010)
    2-5 cm, smallish, whitish or brown spiny structure on a short pedetal. In broad-leaf woods on soil. The spines up to 4-7 mm. Summer to Autumn, infrequent. Same as previous photograph but showing young
  • Psathyrella ammophila (possibly) Inch Peninsular, near Dingle Bay, Ireland, (September 2010)
    Cap up to 4 cm. Dull brown or clay with dark brown gills. Stem 5 cm, almost concolorous with cap, equal, with no ring. Summer to Autumn, localised in sand dunes with marram grass
  • Lycoperdon mammiforme Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland (September 2010)
    Smallish, white rounded structure with woolly patches on a pedestal. Dimensions 3-5 cm diameter. 3-5 cm tall. Favouring calcareous soil under broad-leaved trees. Autumn. Quite rare
  • Lycoperdon mammiforme Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland (September 2010)
    Smallish, white rounded structure with woolly patches on a pedestal. Dimensions 3-5 cm diameter. 3-5 cm tall. Favouring calcareous soil under broad-leaved trees. Autumn. Quite rare. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of floccose patches
  • Leccinum scabrum Birch Bolete (possibly) Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland (September 2010)
    Cap 7-20 cm dull buff. Stem 4-20 cm white or greyish with masses of rough black or brown scales, in parallel lines. Solitary or in small groups near birch trees. Summer-Autumn. A very impressive huge fungus.
  • Leccinum scabrum Birch Bolete (possibly) Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland (September 2010)
    Cap 7-20 cm dull buff. Stem 4-20 cm white or greyish with masses of rough black or brown scales, in parallel lines. Solitary or in small groups near birch trees. Summer-Autumn. A very impressive huge fungus. Same as previous image but to emphasise the size I have included "Monk" in the photograph!
  • Hygrocybe conicoides (possibly) Inch Peninsular, near Dingle Bay, Ireland, (September 2010)
    Cap 1-4 cm, orange, red (greasy when damp) conical cap with prominent umbonate. Blackens with age. Gills, egg yellow, fairly crowded. Stem 2-6 cm yellow, blackening with age. No ring. Summer-Autumn. Coastal areas/dunes in short grass
  • Hygrocybe conicoides (possibly), Inch Peninsular, near Dingle Bay, Ireland (September 2010)
    Cap 1-4 cm, orange, red (greasy when damp) conical cap with prominent umbonate. Blackens with age. Gills, egg yellow, fairly crowded. Stem 2-6 cm yellow, blackening with age. No ring. Summer-Autumn. Coastal areas/dunes in short grass. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • Clavatia excipuliformis Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland (September 2010)
    White club to inverted flask- shaped, enlarged at base. Upper surface covered with pointed warts. Up to 12 cm high and 4-8 cm diameter. Solitary or in groups in coniferous woods. More rare than Lycoperdon perlatum and L. pyriforme.
  • Geastrum rufescens (possibly) Lampeter, West Wales (October 2010)
    Creamy 'bulb' mounted on raised star-shaped base. The spore sac being raised above the surrounding substrate. Turning more buff coloured with maturity. Dimensions: unopened bulb 3-4 cm diameter, fully expanded 5-8 cm. At maturity substrate splitting into 4-8 pointed star-fish like points. Summer-Autumn. Infrequent. Photograph very kindly and gratefully provided by Les Rothery
  • Geastrum rufescens (possibly) Lampeter, West Wales (October 2010)
    Creamy 'bulb' mounted on raised star-shaped base. The spore sac being raised above the surrounding substrate. Turning more buff coloured with maturity. Dimensions: unopened bulb 3-4 cm diameter, fully expanded 5-8 cm. At maturity substrate splitting into 4-8 pointed star-fish like points. Summer-Autumn. Infrequent. Same as previous photograph but showing more buff colouring as matures. Photograph very kindly and gratefully provided by Les Rothery
  • Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland, (September 2010)
    Cap up to 5 cm, white/cream, bowl-shaped, in-rolled margin, resembling a garlic bulb in shape. Stem 2 cm, short, straight and fibrous. Gills wide, concolorus with cap, In groups, in soil, amongst leave litter. Unidentified
  • Lepiota (possibly) Gap of Dunloe, Ireland (September 2010)
    Cap, 5-7 cm, buff with very prominent brown umbo. Also brown speckling. Gills, close, concolorous with cap. Stem up to 10 cm , more narrow at top, wooly more so half way down and towards the bottom. Single ring (brown and very thin) towards the top of the stem
  • Lepiota (possibly), Gap of Dunloe, Ireland (September 2010)
    Cap, 5-7 cm, buff, sharply umbonate. Also brown speckling. Gills, close, concolorous with cap. Stem up to 10 cm. Wooly texture more so towards the lower half of the stem. Single brown fragile ring towards the top of the stem. . Same as previous photograph but showing cap
  • Gap of Dunloe, Ireland (September 2010)
    Cap white, 5 cm. Smooth and dry. Gills concolorous with cap , wide and extending down into the top of the stem. Stem, white, up to 3-5 cm. In small groups in grass. Unidentified
  • Gap of Dunloe, Ireland (September 2010)
    Cap white, 5 cm. Smooth and dry. Gills concolorous with cap , wide and extending down into the top of the stem. Stem, white, up to 3-5 cm. In small groups in grass. Awaiting identification. Same as previous photograph but showing gills extending down into the stem. Unidentified
  • Agricus Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (September 2010)
    Cap up to 15 cm, white with some brown scales. Gills dark brown and close. Stem up to 8 cm white with very broad hanging ring. In soil near broad-leaf trees
  • Leotia lubrica or leotia atrovirens Sansom Wood, Blidworth. Nottinghamshire (October 2010)
    Cap 2 cm dark olive green to almost black. Although not apparent in this photograph the cap was definitely dark olive green. Stem 4-5 cm light yellowish or ochre. In small isolated group on the fringe of a pine forest beneath pine needles. If Leotia atrovirens, this is far more rare. Late Summer to Autumn
  • Hebeloma mesophaeum Sansom Wood, Nottinghamshire, (October 2010)
    Cap 2.5-5 cm chocolate brown at centre with pallid whitish or grey margin. Greasy when damp. Gills clay-brown crowded. Stem buff, equal, ring zone like. In small groups on soil with conifers, or broad-leaf trees. Smells of strong radish. Summer to Autumn. Poisonous
  • Hebeloma mesophaeum Samsom Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, (October 2010)
    Cap 2.5-5cm chocolate brown at centre with pallid whitish or grey margin. Greasy when damp. Gills clay-brown crowded. Stem buff, equal, ring zone like. In small groups on soil with conifers, or broad-leaf trees. Smells of strong radish. Summer to Autumn. Poisonous. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • Sansom Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire (October 2010)
    Cap white, 5 cm, bell-shaped. Stem quite short, (3-4 cm) in proportion to the size of the cap. A very shiney chestnut brown. Very distinct. Unidentified
  • Clavulinopsis laeticolor Elvaston Castle, Elvaston, Derbyshire (October 2010)
    Bright yellow simple and club-shaped. Solitary or in small groups on soil/grass in mixed woods. 2-8 cm tall by 1 cm diam. Tips blunt. Flesh yellow and soft. Summer to late Autumn. Infrequent
  • Clavulinopsis fusiformis Elvaston Castle, Elvaston, Derbyshire (October 2010)
    Bright yellow, small and slender club. 2-8 cm tall. Unbranched, grooved and no distinction between fruit body and stem. Tips acute. Firm and fibrous. On soil in pastures and grassland/mixed woods. Late Summer-Autumn
  • Clavulinaceae (possibly) Elvaston Castle, Elvaston, Derbyshire, (October 2010)
    Pale buff/cream, coral-like with quite blunt tips. Some forking. Height 2-3 cm. Solitary, in grass near to broad-leaf and coniferous trees.
  • Letenellus cochleatus (possibly), Elvaston Castle, Elvaston, Derbyshire, (October 2010)
    Cap brown/ochre tinge. Up to 4 cm. Gills concolorous with stem and decurrent to the base of the stem. No ring. Stem leaning. Solitary in soil near shrubs
  • Sansom Wood, Blidworth (October 2010)
    Cap up to 10 cm pale salmon. White gills very close. Stem 9-12 cm white with large white hanging ring. Solitary in grass near broad-leaf trees.
  • Lactarius azonites (Possibly), Elvaston Castle, Elvaston, Derbyshire (October 2010)
    Cap 6 cm grey with strong velvet/suede texture. Resembles Boletus Calopus but stem does not have netting texture and resembles a rhubarb stick. Height 5 cm. Found in grass near to broad-leaf trees
  • Mycena rosea possibly, Elvaston Castle, Elvaston, Derbyshire (October 2010)
    Cap 2-6 cm. Fleshy pink when damp. When dry may be pale or even whitish. Gills pink, broad and close. Stem 5-8 cm, white and smooth, equal. Hint of radish odour, Summer to Autumn
  • Boletus edulis (possibly), Samson Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, (October 2010)
    Cap 8-20 cm dull cigar or bay brown. Bun-shaped, smooth then greasy. Pores cream, stem up to 6 cm same colour as pores with slight pale network. No ring. Solitary, or in small groups. Amongst pine needles, Summer-Autumn
  • Omphalina ericetorum (possibly) Samson Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, (October 2010)
    Cap 0.5-2cm, funnel-shaped. Creamy, yellowish, thin and delicate with ochre tinge in middle of cap. Gills, decurrent, broad and distant. Stem up to 2 cm equal, concolorous with cap with fine downy texture. Amongst grass and moss. Spring-Autum. Common
  • Omphalina ericetorum (possibly), Sansom Wood, Blidworth (October 2010)
    Cap 0.5-2cm, funnel-shaped. Creamy, yellowish, thin and delicate with ochre tinge in middle of cap. Stem up to 2 cm equal, concolorous with cap with fine downy texture. Amongst grass and moss. Spring-Autumn, common. Same as previous photograph but showing cap
  • Sansom Wood, Nottinghamshire (November 2010)
    Cap 5-6 cm dark brown with white wooly covering. Uneven margin. Gills dark brown and wide. Stem 4-5 cm equal and dark brown. Solitary, amongst pine needles and leaf litter. Unidentified
  • Everton Wood, Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire border (November 2010)
    Cap up to 20 cm. Creamy, grey. Gills, light brown and quite close. Stem short 4-5 cm bulbous, has volva sac. In very large groups in a well-manured field. Unidentified
  • Everton Wood, Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire border (November 2010)
    Cap up to 20 cm. Creamy, grey. Gills, light brown, quite close. Stem short 4-5 cm bulbous, has volva sac. In very large groups in a well-manured field. Same as previous photograph but showing young protruding from volva sac. Unidentified
  • Peziza vesiculosa (Possibly) Everton Wood, Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire border (November 2010)
    Dimensions: 4-10 cm. Bowl-shaped, coarse and mealy. Incurved margin. Colour varies between ochraceous brown to straw colour. Throughout the year. In trooping groups, on manure and manured soil. Can withstand frost. Poisonous
  • Peziza vesiculosa (Possibly) Everton Wood, Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire border (November 2010)
    Dimensions: 4-10 cm. Bowl-shaped, coarse and mealy. Incurved margin. Colour varies between ochraceous brown to straw colour. Throughout the year. In trooping groups, on manure and manured soil. Can withstand frost. Poisonous. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Crich, Derbyshire, (November 2010)
    Cap up to 8 cm, buff with darker middle of cap. Very precise margin edge. Gills white/light buff and wide. Stem up to 5 cm coarse texture, light brown, mottled, no ring. Solitary on grass. Unidentified
  • Everton Wood, Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire border (November 2010)
    Cap up 5-6 cm. Slightly inrolled. Pure white with no markings or discolouration. Gills white, quite close. Stem, shiney brown resembling polished wood. Very straight and equal. 5-6 cm. No ring. Unidentified
  • Everton Wood, Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire border (November 2010)
    Cap up to 4-5 cm. Predominently white but with pink hue towards the centre of the cap. Gills white and very distant. Stem grey/transluscent up to 6 cm. No ring. In moss/grass. In broad-leaf and pine woods. Unidentified
  • Reticular lycoperdon Samson Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire (November 2010)
    Dimensions 1-1.5 cm diameter. Pale dull buff/light brown. In small clusters on dead tree trunk in broad-leaf wood. Gleba is dry, lightish brown/grey and powdery. Uncommon
  • Reticular lycoperdon Samson Wood, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, (November 2010)
    Dimensions 1-1.5 cm diameter. Pale dull buff/light brown. In small clusters on dead tree trunk in broad-leaf wood. Same as previous photograph but showing gleba which is dry, lightish brown/grey and powdery. Uncommon
  • Crepidotus applanatus Shining Cliff Wood, Derwent Valley, Near Whatstandwell, Derbyshire, (December 2010)
    1-4 cm tongue-shaped cap. White with pale brown gills that are initially white. Gills decurrent from a rudimentary stem. In groups, overlapping on mostly decaying wood. Not common
  • Crepidotus applanatus Shining Cliff Wood, Derwent Valley, Near Whatstandwell, Derbyshire, (December 2010)
    1-4 cm tongue-shaped cap. White with pale brown gills that are initially white. Gills decurrent from a rudimentary stem. In groups, overlapping on mostly decaying wood. Not common. Inedible. Same as previous photograph but showing decurrent gills arising from rudimentary stem
  • Postia stiptica (Possibly) Shining Cliff Wood, Derwent Valley, Near Whatstandwell, Derbyshire, (January 2011)
    3-12 cm. A white triangular shaped bracket. Pore-bearing underside. Grows in tiers on Pines. Annual. Summer-Autumn. Not too common
  • Postia stiptica Shining Cliff Wood, Derwent Valley, Near Whatstandwell, Derbyshire, (January 2011)
    3-12 cm. A white triangular shaped bracket. Pore-bearing underside. Grows in tiers on Pines. Annual. Summer-Autumn. Not too common. Same as previous photograph but showing pores
  • Panellus (Possibly) Woking, Surrey, (February 2011)
    Bracket shaped cap up to 5 cm with very uneven margin. Light-medium buff with fine granular texture. Gills slightly distant, concolorous with cap. Overlapping, on dead branch. Unidentified
  • Coprinus pseudoradiatus (Possibly), Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, (March 2011)
    Cap up to 0.5 cm tall and 1 cm diam. Egg-shaped, whitish then grey with velar remnants falling away. Gills grey then black. Stem 2-5 cm tall, fragile. No ring. Similar to C radiatus but taller. On horse and cow dung. Not common
  • Coprinus pseudoradiatus (Possibly), Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, (March 2011)
    Cap up to 0.5 cm tall and 1 cm diam. Egg-shaped, whitish then grey with velar remnants falling away. Gills grey then black. Stem 2-5 cm tall, fragile. No ring. Similar to C radiatus but taller. On horse and cow dung. Inedible. Not common. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Rhytisma acerinum Swann Wood, Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire, (March 2011)
    Dimensions - 1-2 cm black, encrusted discs/scab like. Usually on fallen Sycamore leaves. Throughout the year but more common in Spring
  • Slime-flux (fungus) East Meon, Hampshire (March 2011)
    Up to 40 cm in length. “A thick liquid from the stems on branches of trees made up of, or having a connection with, fungi and bacteria”. Taken from Field Mycology Vol 7(4) October 2006. Photograph and information very kindly provided by Jeremy Bacon. For further information about Slime-flux please refer to my blog which you can access from the home page
  • Slime-flux (fungus) East Meon, Hampshire (March 2011)
    Up to 40 cm in length. “A thick liquid from the stems on branches of trees made up of, or having a connection with, fungi and bacteria”. Taken from Field Mycology Vol 7(4) October 2006. Photograph and information very kindly provided by Jeremy Bacon. For further information about Slime-flux please refer to my blog which you can access from the home page. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Peniophora lycii (possibly) Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, (March 2011)
    Encrusting patches on dead wood of trees and branches. Greyish with blue or pink tinges. This one had a pink tinge. Can look greyish when damp and when dry is crusty. Throughout the year. Common
  • Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, (March 2011)
    Cap up to 1-2 cm, brown and mottled appearance, grooved. Uneven margin. Very wide gills concolorous with cap. Stem also same colour as cap but short and slightly obese (2 cm). Solitary on log. Unidentified
  • Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, (March 2011)
    Cap up to 1-2 cm, brown and mottled appearance, grooved. Uneven margin. Very wide gills concolorous with cap. Stem also same colour as cap but short and slightly obese (2 cm). Solitary on log. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up. Unidentified
  • Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (March 2011)
    Cap 1-1.5 cm rusty brown with purple streaking, particularly at margin edge with maturity. Gills wide and slightly lighter than cap. Stem up to 4 cm, buff with single fragile inferior ring three quarters of the way up which is rusty brown. In plant pot in groups. Unidentified
  • Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (March 2011)
    Cap 1-1.5 cm rusty brown with purple streaking, particularly at margin edge with maturity. Gills wide and slightly lighter than cap. Stem up to 4 cm, buff with single fragile ring three quarters of the way up which is rusty brown. In plant pot in groups. Same as previous photograph but showing gills, stem and fragile inferior ring. Unidentified
  • The Roaches, Staffordshire, (April 2011)
    Minute cap 0.3-0.5 cm. Pure white, smooth. Gills also white and very close. Stem, rather transparent and flexible up to 6 cm. Solitary hidden amongst moss in a damp rocky cutting. Unidentified
  • Entoloma (Possibly), Briars, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap light buff 3-4 cm. Greasy. At first conical then later uplifted. Gills very distant and concolorous with cap. Stem 3-4 cm also same colour as cap and gills. No ring. Turning black/discoloured with maturity. Either solitary or in small groups in grass
  • Entoloma (Possibly), Briars, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap light buff 3-4 cm. Greasy. At first conical then later uplifted. Gills very distant and concolorous with cap. Stem 3-4 cm also same colour as cap and gills. No ring. Turning black/discoloured with maturity. Either solitary or in small groups in grass. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Panaeolus (Possibly campanulatu? /sphinctrinus?) Trottenish Peninsular, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap 3 cm. Very light greyish mottled with more buff towards centre of cap. Gills medium brown and quite distant. Stem up to 7 cm slender, more narrow at top than base. Floury texture from three quarters of the way down. No ring. Solitary in long grass
  • Panaeolus (Possibly campanulatu? /sphinctrinus?) Trottenish Peninsular, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap 3 cm. Very light greyish mottled with more buff towards centre of cap. Gills medium brown and quite distant. Stem up to 7 cm slender, more narrow at top than base. Floury texture from three quarters of the way down. No ring. Solitary in long grass. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Galerina clavata (possibly), Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap up to 2 cm, ochre-yellow with a white margin edge. Small umbo. Gills close and paler than cap. The stem being coarse and paler at the top near the cap. No ring. Solitary in moss. Summer-Autumn. After heavy rain
  • Galerina clavata (possibly), Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap up to 2 cm, ochre-yellow with a white margin edge. Small umbo. Gills close and paler than cap. The stem being coarse and paler at the top near the cap. No ring. Solitary in moss. Summer-Autumn. After heavy rain. Same as previous photograph but showing perspective
  • Portree Peninsular, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap 4-5 cm dull brown darker in middle of cap. Gills pale buff, quite close. Stem concolorous with cap. No ring. Solitary or in small groups in boggy moss. Unidentified
  • Portree Peninsular, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap 4-5 cm dull brown darker in middle of cap. Gills pale buff, quite close. Stem concolorous with cap. No ring. Solitary or in small groups in boggy moss. Same as previous photograph but showing gills. Unidentified
  • Portree Peninsular, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap up to 5 cm creamy/white at margin edge with pale tan cap. Gills cream quite close. Stem equal and cream 5 cm. No ring. Resembles Hebeloma but without ring. Unidentified
  • Tarzetta (Possibly), Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap up to 1 cm, cream, disc-like and rubbery. No gills but smooth, cream underside just like the external cap. No stem as such but a short rudimentary stub, concolorous with cap. In small groups on mossy embankment
  • Tarzetta (Possibly), Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap up to 1 cm, cream, disc-like and rubbery. No gills but smooth, cream underside just like the external cap. No stem as such but a short stub, concolorous with cap. In small groups on mossy embankment. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Tarzetta (Possibly), Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap up to 1 cm, cream, disc-like and rubbery. No gills but smooth, cream underside just like the external cap. No stem as such but a short stub, concolorous with cap. In small groups on mossy embankment. Same as previous photograph but showing rudimentary stem
  • Braes Beach, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap up to 5 cm, egg-shaped. Buff/mottled with darker, greyish streaks. Gills dark brown and close. Stem 4 cm dark brown/grey. No ring. In sandy soil in moss by the sea. Unidentified
  • Braes Beach, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap up to 5 cm, egg-shaped. Buff/mottled with darker, greyish streaks. Gills dark brown and close. Stem 4 cm dark brown/grey. No ring. In sandy soil in moss by the sea. Same as previous photograph but showing gills. Unidentified
  • Psilocybe coprophila or subcoprophila (possibly), Claigan near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap 4-5 cm light buff. Gills dark brown and distant. Stem, silvery, narrow and 6-7 cm tall. In groups in dung on open pasture land by the sea
  • Psilocybe coprophila or subcoprophila (possibly), Claigan near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap 4-5 cm light buff. Gills dark brown and distant. Stem, silvery, narrow and 6-7 cm tall. In groups in dung on open pasture land by the sea. Same as previous photograph but showing young
  • Psilocybe coprophila or subcoprophila (possibly), Claigan near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland, (May 2011)
    Cap 4-5 cm light buff. Gills dark brown and distant. Stem, silvery, narrow and 6-7 cm tall. In groups in dung on open pasture land by the sea. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Diderma hemisphaericum Everton Wood, Nottinghamshire/Lincs border (May 2011)
    Disc like body (0.05-0.15cm) with white crusty exterior, which breaks down to reveal powdery brown spore mass. Throughout the year on dead leaves and plant debris. Frequent
  • Diderma hemisphaericum Everton Wood, Nottinghamshire/Lincs border (May 2011)
    Disc like body (0.05-0.15cm) with white crusty exterior, which breaks down to reveal powdery brown spore mass. Throughout the year on dead leaves and plant debris. Frequent. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Polyporus varius Bunny Wood, Nottinghamshire, (June 2011)
    Cap 2-8 cm. Corky texture. Kidney-shaped, then flat and depressed. Wavy and slightly wrinkled margin. Whitish, ochre. Stem 1-5 smooth. Pores white-cream. Solitary or in small groups on wood of broad-leaved trees. All year. Common
  • Polyporus varius Bunny Wood, Nottinghamshire, (June 2011)
    Cap 2-8 cm. Corky texture. kidney-shaped, then flat and depressed. Wavy and slightly wrinkled margin. Whitish, ochre. Stem 1-5 smooth. Pores white-cream. Solitary or in small groups on wood of broad-leaved trees. All year. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing pores. Photograph grainy due to very bad light
  • Onnia tomentosa Sowdley Wood, Clunton, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Cap up to 10 cm. Flat when young, later slightly depressed centre and resembles a wave pattern at the margin edge. Can have two layers. Covered in felt that is greyish brown when young, then yellowish. Stem up to 7 cm, dark brown to black, minutely felty (tomentose) can be attached sideways. In coniferous forests. Can be in large groups, frequent at high altitudes more rare at low altitudes
  • Onnia tomentosa Sowdley Wood, Clunton, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Cap up to 10 cm. Flat when young, later slightly depressed centre and resembles a wave pattern at the margin edge. Can have two layers. Covered in felt that is greyish brown when young, then yellowish. Stem up to 7 cm, dark brown to black, minutely felty (tomentose) can be attached sideways. In coniferous forests. Can be in large groups, frequent at high altitudes more rare at low altitudes. Same as previous photograph but showing stem
  • Onnia tomentosa Sowdley Wood, Clunton, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Cap up to 10 cm. Flat when young, later slightly depressed centre and resembles a wave pattern at the margin edge. Can have two layers. Covered in felt that is greyish brown when young, then yellowish. Stem up to 7 cm, dark brown to black, minutely felty (tomentose) can be attached sideways. In coniferous forests. Can be in large groups, frequent at high altitudes more rare at low altitudes. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of cap texture
  • Plowden Wood, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Small stick like fronds growing on tree trunk of pine tree. Firm texture, 1-cm in length. Medium buff. Unidentified
  • Plowden Wood, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Small stick like fronds growing on tree trunk of pine tree. Firm texture 1-cm in length. Medium buff. Unidentified. Photograph grainy due to very bad light
  • Trechispora mollusca Plowden Wood, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Dimensions, variable. Loosely attached and finely porous with fringed edges. Soft texture. At first pristine white, becoming more ochraceous when old. Throughout the year but mostly in Summer and Autumn on the underside of logs both coniferous and broadleaf. Photograph grainy due to very bad light
  • Trechispora mollusca Plowden Wood, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Dimensions, variable. Loosely attached and finely porous with fringed edges. Soft texture. At first pristine white, becoming more ochraceous when old. Throughout the year but mostly in Summer and Autumn on the underside of logs both coniferous and broadleaf. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of porous and fringed edges
  • Phallus impudicus Stinkhorn, Plowden Wood, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Cap consisting of white reticulate mesh. Covered in dark, olive green (spore mass). Foul smelling. Stem is white and of a spongy hollow texture. Very fragile. 10-25 cm tall. This photograph showing the appearance of the cap once the olive green gleba has been removed by flies. Woodlands and parks
  • Suillus grevillei Larch Bolete, Plowden Wood, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 5-7 cm apricot/orange, Shiney. Pores also same colour. Stem 3-10 cm concolorous with cap but turning more rust coloured with age. It bears a yellowish or whitish ring near the top of the stem. Found in a mixed wood containing larch trees. Photograph showing young
  • Suillus grevillei Larch Bolete, Plowden Wood, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 5-7 cm apricot/orange, Shiney. Pores also same colour. Stem 3-10 cm concolorous with cap but turning more rust coloured with age. It bears a yellowish or whitish ring near the top of the stem. Found in a mixed wood containing larch trees. Photograph same as previous but showing mature
  • Plowden Wood, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 5-6 cm mottled buff. Stem 4 cm, white, short and straight. Gills creamy white, close. Solitary, in thick moss on tree trunk. Unidentified
  • Plowden Wood, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 5-6 cm mottled buff. Stem 4 cm, white, short and straight. Gills creamy white, very close. Solitary, in thick moss on tree trunk. Unidentified. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Plowden Wood, Shropshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 5-6 cm cream with ochre tinging. Gills brown, wavy and close. Stem up to 7 cm white with no ring. In clusters in ferns near broad-leaf trees. Unidentified
  • Marasmius rotula Little Wheel Toadstool, Bramcote Wood, Nottinghamshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 0.5-1.5 cm, white parachute-like. Stem 2-7 cm very slender, bendy and shiny. Gills broad, white and distant. Large trooping groups on dead twigs in leaf litter. Late Summer-Autumn
  • Marasmius rotula Little Wheel Toadstool, Bramcote Wood, Nottinghamshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 0.5-1.5 cm, white parachute-like. Stem 2-7 cm very slender, bendy and shiny. Gills broad, white and distant. Large trooping groups on dead twigs in leaf litter. Late Summer-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Lepiota (=macrolepiota) procera Parasol Mushroom, Everton Wood, Notts/Lincs border (July 2011)
    Cap 10-25 cm flattened at maturity, umbonate consisting of dark brown scales. Stem 15-30 cm slightly tapering with snake-skin appearance. Having a double, movable superior ring. Gills white, crowded. Solitary or in small groups on soil in grass in woodland glades and woodland edges. Summer-Autumn. Photograph very kindly taken and provided by my late partner Christopher Cheshire (1963-2011)
  • Lepiota (=macrolepiota) procera Parasol Mushroom, Everton Wood, Notts/Lincs border (July 2011)
    Cap 10-25 cm flattened at maturity, umbonate consisting of dark brown scales. Stem 15-30 cm slightly tapering with snake-skin appearance. Having a double, movable superior ring. Gills white, crowded. Solitary or in small groups on soil in grass in woodland glades and woodland edges. Summer-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing scaley cap. Photograph very kindly taken and provided by my late partner Christopher Cheshire (1963-2011)
  • Lepiota (=macrolepiota) procera Parasol Mushroom, Everton Wood, Nottinghamshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 10-25 cm flattened at maturity, umbonate consisting of dark brown scales. Stem 15-30 cm slightly tapering with snake-skin appearance. Having a double, movable superior ring. Gills white, crowded. Solitary or in small groups on soil in grass in woodland glades and woodland edges. Summer-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing double superior ring. Photograph very kindly taken and provided by my late partner Christopher Cheshire (1963-2011)
  • Volvariella bombycina Bramcote Wood, Nottinghamshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 8-20 cm white silky and fibrous. The fibres being long and silky with a yellowish tinge which overhang the margin edge. Gills, broad. At first white then becoming flesh pink. Stem, white with minute white scales, no ring and the base being surrounded by a volval bag. Late Summer-Autumn. Rare
  • Volvariella bombycina Bramcote Wood, Nottinghamshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 8-20 cm white silky and fibrous. The fibres being long and silky with a yellowish tinge which overhang the margin edge. Gills, broad. At first white then becoming flesh pink. Stem, white with minute white scales, no ring and the base being surrounded by a volval bag. Late Summer-Autumn. Rare. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Volvariella bombycina Bramcote Wood, Nottinghamshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 8-20 cm white silky and fibrous. The fibres being long and silky with a yellowish tinge which overhang the margin edge. Gills, broad. At first white then becoming flesh pink. Stem, white with minute white scales, no ring and the base being surrounded by a volval bag. Late Summer-Autumn. Rare. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of cap
  • Volvariella bombycina Bramcote Wood, Nottinghamshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 8-20 cm white silky and fibrous. The fibres being long and silky with a yellowish tinge which overhang the margin edge. Gills, broad. At first white then becoming flesh pink. Stem, white with minute white scales, no ring and the base being surrounded by a volval bag. Late Summer-Autumn. Rare. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of fibrous texture
  • Samsom Wood, Nottinghamshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 5-6 cm deep apricot. Velvet texture. Paler apricot gills. Stem white and equal - slightly bulbous base. No ring. In leaf litter. Unidentified
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