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  • Unidentified, Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire, (August 2013)
    Bracket up to 65 cm across and 12 cm thick. Margin broad and rounded, whitish and the bracket brownish becoming very dark with age always with a paler margin. Pores white/grey. At the base of a vintage oak tree, All year. This photograph showing young
  • Unidentified, Woking, Surrey, (August 2013)
    Bracket up to 65 cm across and 12 cm thick. Margin broad and rounded, whitish and the bracket brownish becoming very dark with age always with a paler margin. Pores white/grey. At the base of vintage oak trees. All year.
  • Inonotus dryadeus Oak Bracket - Cheddar, Somerset (August 2013)
    Bracket up to 65 cm across and 12 cm thick. Margin broad and rounded, whitish and the bracket brownish becoming very dark with age always with a paler margin. The margin exuding drops of yellowish liquid at maturity. Pores white/grey eventually becoming rusty. At the base of vintage oak trees, all year. Uncommon. This photograph clearly showing drops of honey coloured liquid. Photograph kindly provided by Roger Coe
  • Psilocybe crobula (possibly), Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire, (August 2013)
    Cap 0.5-1 cm diam. with the margin either slightly striate (grooved) or may be not. There will be minute white scales dotted at the margin edge. Stem 2 cm tall same as cap with whitish shaggy scales. Gills becoming rusty with maturity. On twigs and leaf and grassy debris. Uncommon
  • Psilocybe crobula (possibly), Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire, (August 2013)
    Cap 0.5-1 cm diam. with the margin either slightly striate (grooved) or may be not. There will be minute white scales dotted at the margin edge. Stem 2 cm tall same as cap with whitish shaggy scales. Gills becoming rusty with maturity. On twigs and leaf and grassy debris. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Ganoderma australe, Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire, (September 2013)
    Bracket up to 25 cm across and may be 3-30 cm thick. Margin white when growing and the flesh is tan brown with concentrical ridges. Pores white/pale yellow to ocre. On deciduous trees on the lower part of the trunk all year round. Very common.
  • Ganoderma australe, Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire, (September 2013)
    Bracket up to 25 cm across and may be 3-30 cm thick. Margin white when growing and the flesh is tan brown with concentrical ridges. Pores white/pale yellow to ocre. On deciduous trees on the lower part of the trunk all year round. Very common. Same as previous photograph but showing the cocoa-like spore powder on the top of the fungus and surrounding vegetation and tree trunk
  • Armillaria tabescens Ringless Honey Fungus, Woking, Surrey, (September 2013)
    Cap 4-8 cm across, convex then expanding to an irregular shape with darker, cotton like scales, more so in the centre of the cap. Ochre-brown. Gills at first whitish then pinkish. Stem tending to taper towards the base, pale ochre brown and without a ring. Strong smell. On clusters on or near roots of oak trees. Late Summer to early Autumn. Not common. Photograph kindly provided by James Waller
  • Coprinus picaceus Magpie inkcap, near Warninglid, West Sussex, (September 2013)
    Cap 5-8 cm high , bell-shaped, white then sepia grey, finally black and covered in white, or sometimes clay pink patches of remnant of veil. Gills crowded, white then clayish-pink. Stem is white, up to 8 cm, having a bulbous base that is woolly. Usually in beech woods in soil that is alkaline. Summer - Autumn. Not Common. Photograph very kindly provided by Richard Noakes
  • Oudemansiella mucida Porcelain fungus, Bowdown Woods, Berkshire, (September 2013)
    Cap 2-8 cm across flattening. Pale grey when young then white with an ochraceous blush at the centre. Gills, distant and pure white. Stem white up to 10 cm. On the trunks of beech in large groups and can be high up. Late Summer-late Autumn. Common. Photograph very kindly provided by Adele Simms
  • Amanita muscaria, Fly Agaric, Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap up to 15 cm. Bright red/orange dotted with white flecks which can be washed off by the rain. Gills white. Stem also white with a ring at the apex. Has a bulbous base. Usually with birch trees. Summer-late Autumn. Very common. This photograph showing very young
  • Amanita muscaria, Fly Agaric, Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap up to 15 cm. Bright red/orange dotted with white flecks which can be washed off by the rain. Gills white. Stem also white with a ring at the apex. Has a bulbous base. Usually with birch trees. Summer-late Autumn. Very common. Same as previous photograph but showing semi-mature
  • Amanita muscaria, Fly Agaric, Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap up to 15 cm. Bright red/orange dotted with white flecks which can be washed off by the rain. Gills white. Stem also white with a ring at the apex. Has a bulbous base. Usually with birch trees. Summer-late Autumn. Very common. Same as previous photograph but showing a mature example with white flecks
  • Amanita muscaria, Fly Agaric, Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap up to 15 cm. Bright red/orange dotted with white flecks which can be washed off by the rain. Gills white. Stem also white with a ring at the apex. Has a bulbous base. Usually with birch trees. Summer-late Autumn. Very common. Same as previous photograph but showing mature example with the white flecks missing
  • Amanita muscaria Fly Agaric, Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap up to 15 cm. Bright red/orange dotted with white flecks which can be washed off by the rain. Gills white. Stem also white with a ring at the apex. Has a bulbous base. Usually with birch trees. Summer-late Autumn. Very common. Same as previous photograph but showing a very mature example that has faded
  • Paxillus involutus, Brown Rollrim, Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 5-14 cm across, margin inrolled. The colour of the cap can vary from olivaceous then becoming more rusty brown. This example has a prominent umbo. Gills, decurrent, crowded, pale then sienna. Stem up to 12 cm with chestnut staining from the decurrent gills at the apex of the stem. On acid soil in broad-leaved woodland. Summer-Autumn. Very common. Very common. Deadly poisonous
  • Paxillus involutus, Brown Rollrim, Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 5-14 cm across, margin inrolled. The colour of the cap can vary from olivaceous then becoming more rusty brown. This example has a prominent umbo. Gills, decurrent, crowded, pale then sienna. Stem up to 12 cm with chestnut staining from the decurrent gills at the apex of the stem. On acid soil in broad-leaved woodland. Summer-Autumn. Very common. Deadly poisonous. Same as previous photograph but showing chestnut staining at apex of the stem
  • Paxillus involutus, Brown Rollrim, Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 5-14 cm across, margin inrolled. The colour of the cap can vary from olivaceous then becoming more rusty brown. This example has a prominent umbo. Gills, decurrent, crowded, pale then sienna. Stem up to 12 cm with chestnut staining from the decurrent gills at the apex of the stem. On acid soil in broad-leaved woodland. Summer-late Autumn. Very common. Deadly poisonous. Same as previous photograph but showing a perspective angle
  • Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 1-1.5 cm. Felty texture, light orange with pale red dot on the tip of the cap. Gills pale pink, quite close. Stem narrow, slightly twisted and dark brown. Solitary in moss and grass in broad-leaf wood on acid soil. Unidentified
  • Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 1-1.5 cm. Felty texture, light orange with pale red dot on the tip of the cap. Gills pale pink, quite close. Stem narrow, slightly twisted and dark brown. Solitary in moss and grass in broad-leaf wood on acid soil. Same as previous photograph but showing gills. Unidentified
  • Lactarius blennius, Beech Milkcap, Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 4-10 cm across, depressed in centre mixed colours including pale olive, grey, green, greyish sepia or even dull green in concentric bands. Can have darker blotches. Gills whitish to start with then cream and finally pale buff. Stem up to 6 cm pale olive to pale grey. The milk being white which dries grey. In broad-leaved woods especially beech and oak. Very common
  • Lactarius blennius, Beech Milkcap, Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 4-10 cm across, depressed in centre mixed colours including pale olive, grey, green, greyish sepia or even dull green in concentric bands. Can have darker blotches. Gills whitish to start with then cream and finally pale buff. Stem up to 6 cm pale olive to pale grey. The milk being white which dries grey. In broad-leaved woods especially beech and oak. Very common. Same as previous photograph but showing the cap exuding white milk
  • Lactarius blennius, Beech Milkcap, Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 4-10 cm across, depressed in centre mixed colours including pale olive, grey, green, greyish sepia or even dull green in concentric bands. Can have darker blotches. Gills whitish to start with then cream and finally pale buff. Stem up to 6 cm pale olive to pale grey. The milk being white which dries grey. In broad-leaved woods especially beech and oak. Very common. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Russula albonigra, mature (possibly), Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 7-15 cm convex, then depressed. Can be sticky. Flesh white then turning dark brown/black. Gills white/buff bruising black/grey. Stem up to 6 cm stout, finely velvty pattern. In groups on soil in broad-leaved woods. Summer-Autumn. Uncommon
  • Russula albonigra, mature (possibly), Curbar Wood, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 7-15 cm convex, then depressed. Can be sticky. Flesh white then turning dark brown/black. Gills white/buff bruising black/grey. Stem up to 6 cm stout, finely velvty pattern. In groups on soil in broad-leaved woods. Summer-Autumn. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Bulgaria inquinans, Black Bulgar or Bachelors Buttons, Exton, Exmouth, E. Devon, (November 2013)
    1-4 cm across. Black and rubbery. Margin tightly in-rolled when young and then more brown. As matures becomes a smooth black disc. In large groups on the dead wood of oak or beech. Autumn. Common. This photograph showing young with brown colour and tightly in-rolled margin
  • Bulgaria inquinans, Black Bulgar or Bachelors Buttons, Exton, Exmouth, E. Devon, (November 2013)
    1-4 cm across. Black and rubbery. Margin tightly in-rolled when young and then more brown. As matures becomes a smooth black disc. In large groups on the dead wood of oak or beech. Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • Stropharia caerula, Blue roundhead, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 3-8 cm, bluish green/yellowish green, then pale straw with a pale green sheen. Gills pale buff maturing to tobacco brown. Stem up to 6 cm same as cap with a delicate ring tinged pink. Wooly texture below ring. In grass and leaf litter later Summer-Autumn. Occasional. This one was solitary
  • Stropharia caerula Blue roundhead, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 3-8 cm, bluish green/yellowish green, then pale straw with a pale green sheen. Gills pale buff maturing to tobacco brown. Stem up to 6 cm same as cap with a delicate ring tinged pink. Wooly texture below ring. In grass and leaf litter later Summer-Autumn. Occasional. This one was solitary. Same as previous photograph but showing cap
  • Stropharia caerula, Blue roundhead, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (October 2013)
    Cap 3-8 cm, bluish green/yellowish green, then pale straw with a pale green sheen. Gills pale buff maturing to tobacco brown. Stem up to 6 cm same as cap with a delicate ring tinged pink. Wooly texture below ring. In grass and leaf litter later Summer-Autumn. Occasional. This one was solitary. Same as previous photograph but showing texture of stem and the pink tinged ring
  • Clathrus ruber, Branscombe, E. Devon, (November 2013)
    Dimensions egg 2-3 cm diam. The fungus is between 4-10 cm tall with a lattice like structure, and being reddish/orange. Has slimey, foul-smelling olive-green spore mass. Trooping or solitary in soil amongst leaf litter in gardens, grassy places, close to trees. Summer to Autumn. Southern counties of England. Rare. This photograph showing the egg stage. Photograph very kindly taken by Rob Hewison
  • Clathrus ruber, Branscombe, E. Devon, (November 2013)
    Dimensions egg 2-3 cm diam. The fungus is between 4-10 cm tall with a lattice like structure, and being reddish/orange. Has slimey, foul-smelling olive-green spore mass. Trooping or solitary in soil amongst leaf litter in gardens, grassy places, close to trees. Summer to Autumn. Southern counties of England. Rare. Same as previous photograph but showing it partially emerging from the egg. Photograph very kindly taken by Rob Hewison
  • Clathrus ruber, Branscombe, E. Devon, (November 2013)
    Dimensions egg 2-3 cm diam. The fungus is between 4-10 cm tall with a lattice like structure, resembling a cage, and being reddish/orange. Has slimey, foul-smelling olive-green spore mass. Trooping or solitary in soil amongst leaf litter in gardens, grassy places, close to trees. Summer to Autumn. Southern counties of England. Rare. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of young emerging from the egg. Photograph very kindly taken by Rob Hewison
  • Clathrus ruber, Branscombe, E. Devon, (November 2013)
    Dimensions egg 2-3 cm diam. The fungus is between 4-10 cm tall with a lattice like structure, resembling a cage, and being reddish/orange. Has slimey, foul-smelling olive-green spore mass. Trooping or solitary in soil amongst leaf litter in gardens, grassy places, close to trees. Summer to Autumn. Southern counties of England. Rare. Same as previous photograph but showing further maturity as it emerges from the egg. Photograph very kindly taken by Rob Hewison
  • Clathrus ruber, Branscombe, E. Devon, (November 2013)
    Dimensions egg 2-3 cm diam. The fungus is between 4-10 cm tall with a lattice like structure, resembling a cage, and being reddish/orange. Has slimey, foul-smelling olive-green spore mass. Trooping or solitary in soil amongst leaf litter in gardens, grassy places, close to trees. Summer to Autumn. Southern counties of England. Rare. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity. Photograph very kindly taken by Rob Hewison
  • Psathyrella microrhiza, Rootlet Brittlestem (possibly), Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (November 2013)
    Cap 1-3 cm , bell-shaped, ochraceous to reddish brown when moist, drying pale grey. Stem very tall at up to 20 cm being white, fragile and covered in whitish hairs. Gills adnate, darkening to brown/black. On bare soil in gardens, allotments and in hedgerows. Occasional. Autumn
  • Psathyrella microrhiza, Rootlet Brittlestem, (possibly), Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (November 2013)
    Cap 1-3 cm , bell-shaped, ochraceous to reddish brown when moist, drying pale grey. Stem very tall at up to 20 cm being white, fragile and covered in whitish hairs. Gills adnate, darkening to brown/black. On bare soil in gardens, allotments and in hedgerows. Autumn. Occasional. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of moist cap
  • Hellvella crispa, White saddle, Street, Somerset, (November 2013)
    Cap 2-5 cm high, saddle shaped and convoluted in the middle. Has deep lobes. White to cream with the underside being pale buff. Stem hollow with deep grooves. On path sides in deciduous woods. Late Summer to Autumn. Common. Photograph kindly supplied by James Cook
  • Gymnopilus penetrans, Common rustgill, Watch Wood, Nottinghamshire (December 2013)
    Cap 3-8 cm diam, flattened often with wavy margin. Golden, smooth. Stem up to 10 cm being yellow near appex, then brownish lower down with the base covered in white down. Gills very slightly decurrent and can spot tawny with age. On conifer debris, late Summer to Autumn. Very common
  • Gymnopilus penetrans, Common Rustgill, Watch Wood, Nottinghamshire (December 2013)
    Cap 3-8 cm diam, flattened often with wavy margin. Golden, smooth. Stem up to 10 cm being yellow near appex, then brownish lower down with the base covered in white down. Gills very slightly decurrent and can spot tawny with age. On conifer debris, late Summer to Autumn. Very common. Same as previous photograph but showing gills and stem
  • Watch Wood, Nottinghamshire, (December 2013)
    Cap 1-4 cm, buff with ochreceous tinged centre. Stem 9-12 cm, tapering light buff at apex then darkening. Very delicate ring. Gills close, greyish, greenish hue. Unidentified
  • Watch Wood, Nottinghamshire, (December 2013)
    Cap 1-4 cm, buff with ochreceous tinged centre. Stem 9-12 cm, tapering light buff at apex then darkening. Very delicate ring. Gills close, greyish, greenish hue. Same as previous photograph but showing gills. Unidentified
  • Rhodocollybia butyracea, Butter cap Mushroom, Watch Wood, Nottinghamshire, (December 2013)
    Cap 4-9 cm. Extremely variable in colour ranging from reddish brown to pale grey. Can have a dark grey centre. Gills are adnexed and pale cream/white, crowded. Stem usually the same colour as the cap but tapering towards the apex. The base of the stem might be bent and there is a bulb where it enters the soil. Common. Thank you to Howard Williams for his help in the identification
  • Rhodocollybia butyracea, Butter cap Mushroom, Watch Wood, Nottinghamshire (December 2013)
    Cap 4-9 cm. Extremely variable in colour ranging from reddish brown to pale grey. Can have a dark grey centre. Gills are adnexed and pale cream/white, crowded. Stem usually the same colour as the cap but tapering towards the apex. The base of the stem might be bent and there is a bulb where it enters the soil. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing gills. Thank you to Howard Williams for his help in the identification
  • Pleurotus ostreatus, Oyster Mushroom, Shipley Park, Derbyshire (December 2013)
    Cap 6-14 across, shell-shaped, flattening with maturity. Variable in colour - from grey to brown. Stem mostly absent with white woolly base. Gills decurrent. In large clusters on stumps and dead logs. Deciduous and beech. All year. Common. This example showing brown colour
  • Cheilymenia Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (January 2014)
    Disc diam approx 0.5mm. Bright yellow disc shaped. Growing on cow dung that had been lying on an allotment for 2 months or so. Growing in small individual clusters. Contains 66 species and can only be identified with microscopic analysis. Specific to cow dung
  • Cheilymenia Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (January 2014)
    Disc diam approx 0.5mm. Bright yellow disc shaped. Growing on cow dung that had been lying on an allotment for 2 months or so. Growing in small individual clusters. Contains 66 species and can only be identified with microscopic analysis. Specific to cow dung. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Sarcoscypha austriaca, Scarlet Elfcup, Bunny Wood, Nottinghamshire, (January 2014)
    Cup 1-5 cm diam. Cup-shaped. Bright scarlet. The outer surface is more whitish. Has a short stalk. On dead wood. Early winter to spring. Not common. Occurs in more Southern England. This photograph showing very young
  • Sarcoscypha austriaca, Scarlet Elfcup, Bunny Wood, Nottinghamshire (January 2014)
    Cup 1-5 cm diam. Cup-shaped. Bright scarlet. The outer surface is more whitish. Has a short stalk. On dead wood. Early winter to spring. Not common. Occurs in more Southern England. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • Panellus stipticus, (possibly) Bitter Oysterling, Watch Wood, Nottinghamshire (January 2014)
    1-3cm diam. kidney shaped. Pale ochre brown with slight rough texture. Gills are pale cinnamon with a simple stem. On dead branches, in tiers or stumps on oak mainly. Common
  • Peziza vesiculosa Dung cup, Exmouth, Devon, (February 2014)
    Bowl shaped - 3-8 cm diam. Light tan, on close inspection the cup has creased grooves. Smooth interior. Specific to horse dung. This example found in a manured rose-bed in a park. Common.
  • Peziza vesiculosa Dung cup, Exmouth, Devon, (February 2014)
    Bowl shaped - 3-8 cm diam. Light tan, on close inspection the cup has creased grooves. Smooth interior. Specific to horse dung. This example found in manured rose-bed in a park. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Peziza vesiculosa, Dung cup, Exmouth, Devon, (February 2014)
    Bowl shaped - 3-8 cm diam. Light tan, on close inspection the cup has creased grooves. Smooth interior. Specific to horse dung. This example found in manured rose-bed in a park. Common. This photograph showing mature example
  • Morchella semilibera, Semifree Morel, (possibly), Edingley, Nottinghamshire (April 2014)
    Cap 2-4 cm high, conical. This cap has nearly vertical, membranous ridges. The lower part of the cap is partly free of the stem. Very dark. Stem whitish, cream, hollow, the surface being scurfy. Damp woodland in Spring. Occasional. Photograph kindly provided by David Cheshire
  • Morchella semilibera, Semifree Morel (possibly), Edingley, Nottinghamshire (April 2014)
    Cap 2-4 cm high, conical. This cap has nearly vertical, membranous ridges. The lower part of the cap is partly free of the stem. Very dark. Stem whitish, cream, hollow, the surface being scurfy. Damp woodland in Spring. Occasional. Same as previous photograph but showing cap. Photograph kindly provided by David Cheshire
  • Suillus flavidus, (possibly), Trough of Boland, Lancashire (June 2014)
    Cap 2-6 cm diam. Straw-yellow to pale ochre. Pores deep yellow being large and angular. Stem straw-yellow above gelatinous, tawny ring. Usually dull yellow to buff below. No distinctive smell. In wet mossy places with Scots pine. Late Summer. Uncommon. Vulnerable on red data list
  • Suillus flavidus, (possibly), Trough of Boland, Lancashire (June 2014)
    Cap 2-6 cm diam. Straw-yellow to pale ochre. Pores deep yellow being large and angular. Stem straw-yellow above gelatinous, tawny ring. Usually dull yellow to buff below. No distinctive smell. In wet mossy places with Scots pine. Late Summer. Uncommon. Vulnerable on red data list. Same as previous photograph but showing cap
  • Suillus flavidus, (possibly), Trough of Boland, Lancashire, (June 2014)
    Cap 2-6 cm diam. Straw-yellow to pale ochre. Pores deep yellow being large and angular. Stem straw-yellow above gelatinous, tawny ring. Usually dull yellow to buff below. No distinctive smell. In wet mossy places with Scots pine. Late Summer. Uncommon. Vulnerable on red data list. Same as previous photograph but showing pores
  • Suillus flavidus, (possibly), Trough of Boland, Lancashire, (June 2014)
    Cap 2-6 cm diam. Straw-yellow to pale ochre. Pores deep yellow being large and angular. Stem straw-yellow above gelatinous, tawny ring. Usually dull yellow to buff below. No distinctive smell. In wet mossy places with Scots pine. Late Summer. Uncommon. Vulnerable on red data list. Same as previous photograph but showing stem and ring
  • Conocybe, (possibly), Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (June 2014)
    Cap slightly rough texture when young. Quite conical. Ochre, then paling with maturity. Margin edge has fine teeth-like fragments when young. Gills concolorous with cap. Stem slender with fine fibres. On soil in an allotment growing amongst potato plants
  • Agrocybe rivulosa, Wrinkled fieldcap mushroom, (possibly), Elvaston Castle, Elvaston, Derbyshire (August 2014)
    Cap 4-10 cm diam. Creamy ochraceous, with wrinkled cap, resembling the pattern on a golf-ball. Gills creamy-grey turning darker grey with age. Stem 5-10 cm long, hollow, whitish turning ochre with age and a thin floppy ring. On woodchip piles and mulch. June -October
  • Agrocybe rivulosa, (possibly),Wrinkled fieldcap mushroom, Elvaston Castle, Elvaston, Derbyshire (August 2014)
    Cap 4-10 cm diam. Creamy ochraceous, with wrinkled cap, resembling the pattern on a golf-ball. Gills creamy-grey turning darker grey with age. Stem 5-10 cm long, hollow, whitish turning ochre with age and a thin floppy ring. On woodchip piles and mulch. June - October. Same as previous photograph but showing texture of cap
  • Agrocybe rivulosa, (possibly), Wrinkled fieldcap mushroom, Elvaston Castle, Elvaston, Derbyshire, (August 2014)
    Cap 4-10 cm diam. Creamy ochraceous, with wrinkled cap, resembling the pattern on a golf-ball. Gills creamy-grey turning darker grey with age. Stem 5-10 cm long, hollow, whitish turning ochre with age and a thin floppy ring. On woodchip piles and mulch. June-October. Same as previous photograph but showing ring and stem
  • Agrocybe rivulosa, (possibly), Wrinkled fieldcap mushroom, Elvaston Castle, Elvaston, Derbyshire, (August 2014)
    Cap 4-10 cm diam. Creamy ochraceous, with wrinkled cap, resembling the pattern on a golf-ball. Gills creamy-grey turning darker grey with age. Stem 5-10 cm long, hollow, whitish turning ochre with age and a thin floppy ring. On woodchip piles and mulch. June-October. Same as previous photgraph but showing young
  • Psilocybe semilanceata, Liberty Cap, Magic Mushroom, (possibly), Whetton Hill, Derbyshire, (August 2014)
    Cap 0.5 -1 5 cm across with very pronounced sharply pointed umbo. (This photo not showing it to advantage), margin edge puckeirng. Yellowish/brown with olive tints. Covered in a viscid layer. Gills pale clay then purple-brown. Stem white to cream. Found on lawns, pastures and roadsides late summer to early autumn. Common
  • Xylaria longipes, Dead Moll's Fingers, Cromford Canal, Cromford, Derbyshire (August 2014)
    Similar to Xylaria polymorpha but more slender. Up to 8 cm tall, slender, club-shaped tapering into a cylindrical stalk. Black and finely wrinkled. On stumps and fallen branches mostly sycamore. All year. Common.
  • Xylaria longipes, Dead Moll's Fingers, Cromford Canal, Cromford, Derbyshire (August 2014)
    Similar to Xylaria polymorpha but more slender. Up to 8 cm tall, slender, club-shaped tapering into a cylindrical stalk. Black and finely wrinkled. On stumps and fallen branches mostly sycamore. All year. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Rhodotus palmatus, Wrinkled Peach, Bunny Wood, Nottinghamshire, (August 2014)
    Cap 5-10 cm diam. At first pink, then later peach/apricot colour. At first convex then flattened. Smooth at first then very wrinkled with maturity. Gelatinous texture, including gills, cap and stem. Gills often paler than the cap. When young the stem can exude blood red droplets. On elm logs. Early autumn to winter. Rather rare due to lack of elm after Dutch elm disease
  • Rhodotus palmatus, Wrinkled Peach, Bunny Wood, Nottinghamshire, (August 2014)
    Cap 5-10 cm diam. At first pink, then later peach/apricot colour. At first convex then flattened. Smooth at first then very wrinkled with maturity. Gelatinous texture, including gills, cap and stem. Gills often paler than the cap. When young the stem can exude blood red droplets. On elm logs. Early autumn to winter. Rather rare due to lack of elm after Dutch elm disease. Same as previous photograph but showing perspective
  • Rhodotus palmatus, Wrinkled Peach, Bunny Wood, Nottinghamshire, (August 2014)
    Cap 5-10 cm diam. At first pink, then later peach/apricot colour. At first convex then flattened. Smooth at first then very wrinkled with maturity. Gelatinous texture, including gills, cap and stem. Gills often paler than the cap. When young the stem can exude blood red droplets. On elm logs. Early autumn to winter. Rather rare due to lack of elm after Dutch elm disease. Same as previous photograph but showing underside and blood red droplets
  • Clavaria fragilis, White Spindles, Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (August 2014)
    6-12 cm tall. Simple becoming flattened and grooved. White, soft then brittle. Common. In tufts in fields, grass. Autumn
  • Clavaria fragilis, White Spindles, Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (August 2014)
    6-12 cm tall. Simple becoming flattened and grooved. White, soft then brittle. In tufts in fields, grass. Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Panaeolus cinctulus, Banded Mottlegill, Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (August 2014)
    Cap 2-6 cm diam. Expanding to virtually flat. Has a very broad umbo. Darkish red brown when moist, but dries buff to pale tan when dry with a darker zone at the margin. Stem narrow same as cap but paler at apex. Gills adnate pale then blackening. In plant pots in green houses, compost heaps. Uncommon. Summer to Autumn
  • Panaeolus cinctulus, Banded Mottlegill, Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (August 2014)
    Cap 2-6 cm diam. Expanding to virtually flat. Has a very broad umbo. Darkish red brown when moist, but dries buff to pale tan when dry with a darker zone at the margin. Stem narrow same as cap but paler at apex. Gills adnate pale then blackening. In plant pots in green houses, compost heaps. Summer to Autumn. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Panaeolus cinctulus, Banded Mottlegill, Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (August 2014)
    Cap 2-6 cm diam. Expanding to virtually flat. Has a very broad umbo. Darkish red brown when moist, but dries buff to pale tan when dry with a darker zone at the margin. Stem narrow same as cap but paler at apex. Gills adnate pale then blackening. In plant pots in green houses, compost heaps. Summer to Autumn. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Bolbitius reticulatus,Hulme End, nr Hartington Derbyshire (August 2014)
    Cap up to 4 cm diam. Flattened, lilaceous-grey, striate and viscid. Dark umbo. Gills at first whitish then pink and finally cinnamon. Stem can be swollen at base. No ring. On stumps of deciduous trees. Occasional. Autumn.
  • Bolbitius reticulatus, Hulme End, nr Hartington Derbyshire (August 2014)
    Cap up to 4 cm diam. Flattened, lilaceous-grey, striate and viscid. Dark umbo. Gills at first whitish then pink and finally cinnamon. Stem can be swollen at base. No ring. On stumps of deciduous trees. Occasional. Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of cap
  • Bolbitius reticulatus, Hulme End, nr Hartington, Derbyshire, (August 2014)
    Cap up to 4 cm diam. Flattened, lilaceous-grey, striate and viscid. Dark umbo. Gills at first whitish then pink and finally cinnamon. Stem can be swollen at base. No ring. On stumps of deciduous trees. Occasional. Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Collybia dryophila, Russet Toughshank, Vale of Belvoir, Nottinghamshire, (August 2014)
    Cap 2-5 cm across, convex becoming flattened often wavy at margin. Variable in colour from pale buff to light tan. Stem darker towards the base and hollow. Gills free, adnexed, whitish to buff. Late Spring to late Autumn. Very common
  • Collybia dryophila, Russet Toughshank, Vale of Belvoir, Nottinghamshire, (August 2014)
    Cap 2-5 cm across, convex becoming flattened often wavy at margin. Variable in colour from pale buff to light tan. Stem darker towards the base and hollow. Gills free, adnexed, whitish to buff. Late Spring to late Autumn. Very common. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Inocybe geophylla, White Fibre Cap, Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (August 2014)
    Cap 1.5-3.5 cm across, conical then expanding to a prominent umbo. White with yellowish tinge. Texture being smooth and silky. Gills crowded, adnexed, firstly cream and then clay colour. Stem also white, quite silky texture. On grass and path sides in mixed and coniferous woods. Early Summer- Autumn. Common
  • Inocybe geophylla, White Fibre Cap, Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (August 2014)
    Cap 1.5-3.5 cm across, conical then expanding to a prominent umbo. White with yellowish tinge. Texture being smooth and silky. Gills crowded, adnexed, firstly cream and then clay colour. Stem also white, quite silky texture. On grass and path sides in mixed and coniferous woods. Early Summer- Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up and prominent umbo
  • Holkham Nature Reserve, Norfolk, (Unidentified), (October 2014)
    Cap 1-1.5 cm across. White, flat with small umbo. Gills very distant and tan. Stem short and white. In moss.
  • Holkham Nature Reserve, Norfolk, (Unidentified),(October 2014)
    Cap up to 3 cm across. Tan with wrinkled appearance and uneven margin. Gills also same colour as cap. Distant. Stem covered in thick grey/white fibres. In mixed wood
  • Holkham Nature Reserve, Norfolk, (Unidentified), (October 2014)
    Cap up to 3 cm across. Tan with wrinkled appearance and uneven margin. Gills also same colour as cap. Distant. Stem covered in thick grey/white fibres. In mixed wood. Same as previous photograph but showing stem covered in fibres
  • Cystoderma amianthinum, Earthy powdercap, Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire (October 2014)
    Cap 2-5 cm bell-shaped initially, then flattened. Bright ochre-yellow. Mealy texture which becomes wrinkled with age. Gills crowded, firstly white then turning creamy yellow, Stem concolorous with cap, very granular below a very short-living ring. Common on heaths or in coniferous woods. Autumn. This photograph showing young
  • Cystoderma amianthinum, Earthy powdercap, Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire (October 2014)
    Cap 2-5 cm bell-shaped initially, then flattened. Bright ochre-yellow. Mealy texture which becomes wrinkled with age. Gills crowded, firstly white then turning creamy yellow, Stem concolorous with cap, very granular below a very short-living ring. Common on heaths or in coniferous woods. Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing perspective
  • Cystoderma amianthinum Earthy powdercap, Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire (October 2014)
    Cap 2-5 cm bell-shaped initially, then flattened. Bright ochre-yellow. Mealy texture which becomes wrinkled with age. Gills crowded, firstly white then turning creamy yellow, Stem concolorous with cap, very granular below a very short-living ring. Common on heaths or in coniferous woods. Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Cystoderma amianthinum Earthy powdercap. Sherwood Pines, (October 2014)
    Cap 2-5 cm bell-shaped initially, then flattened. Bright ochre-yellow. Mealy texture which becomes wrinkled with age. Gills crowded, firstly white then turning creamy yellow, Stem concolorous with cap, very granular below a very short-living ring. Common on heaths or in coniferous woods. Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing the granular stem with short-lived ring
  • Unidentified. Woodbury Common, Woodbury, nr Exmouth, Devon, (October 2014)
    Cap up to 1 cm across. Grooved and uneven margin edge. Cream with ochre tinges. Stem rather transluscent. On twigs in small groups.
  • Agaricus porphyrocephalus, (possibly), South Wingfield, Derbyshire (November 2014)
    Cap 3-8 cm diam. Brown with flat darker fibrils. Gills pink and then brown. Stem up to 4 cm, white, slightly bulbous. On lawns and pastures. Uncommon. Autumn.
  • Agaricus porphyrocephalus, (possibly), South Wingfield, Derbyshire (November 2014)
    Cap 3-8 cm diam. Brown with flat darker fibrils. Gills pink and then brown. Stem up to 4 cm, white, slightly bulbous. On lawns and pastures. Uncommon. Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Macrotyphula juncea Slender club, (possibly), Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire (November 2014)
    Fruit body up to 10cm in height. 0.5 - 2mm in width. Sharp at first then blunt when mature. Pale ochraceous rigid texture but not brittle. Sour smell. Either solitary or in huge groups well hidden in leaf litter in broad-leaved woods. Occasional but so well hidden is overlooked. Autumn
  • Macrotyphula juncea Slender club, Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire, (November 2014)
    Fruit body up to 10cm in height. 0.5 - 2mm in width. Sharp at first then blunt when mature. Pale ochraceous rigid texture but not brittle. Sour smell. Either solitary or in huge groups well hidden in leaf litter in broad-leaved woods. Occasional but so well hidden is overlooked. Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • White sperical slime mould, Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire (November 2014)
    Minute white balls less than 0.5 mm across. In small clusters on dead log.
  • Cortinarius, (possibly), Jubilee Wood, Leicestershire (December 2014)
    Cap 3-8 cm very bright ocre, quite shiny. Gills pale ocre, close. Stem slightly twisted and curved, fibrous. In mixed wood in leaf litter
  • Cortinarius, (possibly), Jubilee Wood, Leicestershire, (December 2014)
    Cap 3-8 cm very bright ocre, quite shiny. Gills pale ocre, close. Stem slightly twisted and curved, fibrous. In mixed wood in leaf litter. Same as previous photograph but showing stem and gills
  • Amanita porphyria , (possibly), Jubilee Wood, Leicestershire (December 2014)
    Cap 5-9 cm. Silky texture, cigar brown with evidence of remnants. Gills white, close. Stem narrowing towards the cap. Has a large, clearly grooved ring. Either solitary or in small groups in soil in mixed and coniferous woods. More common northwards. Late Summer-Autumn. Not a good photograph due to bad light
  • Amanita porphyria (possibly), Jubilee Wood, Leicestershire, (December 2014)
    Cap 5-9 cm. Silky texture, cigar brown with evidence of remnants. Gills white, close. Stem narrowing towards the cap. Has a large, clearly grooved ring. Either solitary or in small groups in soil in mixed and coniferous woods. More common northwards. Late Summer-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing the clearly grooved ring
  • Stropharia caerulea Blue Roundhead, University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (December 2014)
    Cap 3-8 cm across. The colours on this cap change. Firstly, bluish/green to yellow/green then to pale straw or grey with only a mere hint of green at the umbo. No distinctive smell. Gills pale turning tabacco brown when old. Stem up to 6 cm with only a hint of a ring half way down the stem. Colour the same as cap. In grass and leaf litter. Later Summer-Autumn. Occasional
  • Melastiza cornubiensis Orange Cup, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (December 2014)
    0.5-2 cm across. Saucer shape. Bright orange. The margin having minute brown hairs. Found on the ground in groups in gravel/soil habitat. Uncommon. Autumn-Spring
  • Melastiza cornubiensis Orange Cup, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (December 2014)
    0.5-2 cm across. Saucer shape. Bright orange. The margin having minute brown hairs. Found on the ground in groups in gravel/soil habitat. Autumn-Spring. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing fine hairs on margin edge
  • Tricholoma scalpturatum Yellowing Knight, Shipley Park, Derbyshire (December 2014)
    Cap 4-8 cm across. Very pale grey on a predominately white background. Breaking into felty scales. Stem up to 5 cm sometimes same colour as cap. Gills white becoming spotted with yellow on maturity. Common. In pine and beech woods early Summer to late Autumn
  • Tricholoma scalpturatum Yellowing Knight, Shipley Park, Derbyshire, (December 2014)
    Cap 4-8 cm across. Very pale grey on a predominately white background. Breaking into felty scales. Stem up to 5 cm sometimes same colour as cap. Gills white becoming spotted with yellow on maturity. In pine and beech woods early Summer to late Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing yellow spotting on gills
  • Tricholoma scalpturatum Yellowing Knight, Shipley Park, Derbyshire, (December 2014)
    Cap 4-8 cm across. Very pale grey on a predominately white background. Breaking into felty scales. Stem up to 5 cm sometimes same colour as cap. Gills white becoming spotted with yellow on maturity. In pine and beech woods early Summer to late Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing felty texture of cap
  • Collybia fusipes Toughshank, Spindle-shank, (possibly), University Park, Nottinghamshire (December 2014)
    Cap up to 7 cm. Dark red-ruddy brown. Drying smooth. Gills free or attached to the stem. White then tinged reddish brown. Stem can be swollen in the middle with the whole stem being twisted and smooth. Pale tan. In clusters at the base of deciduous trees especially beech and oak. Common. Spring to early Winter
  • Collybia fusipes Toughshank, Spindle-shank, (possibly), University Park, Nottinghamshire, (December 2014)
    Cap up to 7 cm. Dark red-ruddy brown. Drying smooth. Gills free or attached to the stem. White then tinged reddish brown. Stem can be swollen in the middle with the whole stem being twisted and smooth. Pale tan. In clusters at the base of deciduous trees especially beech and oak. Spring to early Winter. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing whole fungus
  • Collybia fusipes Toughshank, Spindle-shank, (possibly), University Park, Nottinghamshire, (December 2014)
    Cap up to 7 cm. Dark red-ruddy brown. Drying smooth. Gills free or attached to the stem. White then tinged reddish brown. Stem can be swollen in the middle with the whole stem being twisted and smooth. Pale tan. In clusters at the base of deciduous trees especially beech and oak. Spring to early Winter. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing gills and twisted stem
  • Agaricus (possibly), University Park, Nottinghamshire, (December 2014)
    Cap up to 8 cm. Dark brown, shiny with minute fibres. Gills dark brown and very close. Stem creamy white with dark brown apex. No ring. This example being very mature so cannot specifically identify
  • Agaricus (possibly), University Park, Nottinghamshire, (December 2014)
    Cap up to 8 cm. Dark brown, shiny with minute fibres. Gills dark brown and very close. Stem creamy white with dark brown apex. No ring. This example being very mature so cannot specifically identify. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Clitocybe phyllophila Frosty Funnel, Montreathmont Forest, near Forfar, Scotland (January 2015)
    Cap 3-10 cm convex then irregular with wavy margin. Dull white bloom then flushed pale ochraceous or flesh coloured. Stem up to 5 cm and swollen at base. Concolorus with cap. Gills decurrent, crowded, white with ochraceous staining. Conferous woods, Autumn. Uncommon
  • Clitocybe phyllophila Montreathmont Forest, near Forfar, Scotland, (January 2015)
    Cap 3-10 cm convex then irregular with wavy margin. Dull white bloom then flushed pale ochraceous or flesh coloured. Stem up to 5 cm and swollen at base. Concolorus with cap. Gills decurrent, crowded, white with ochraceous staining. Conferous woods, Autumn. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Baeosphora myosura Montreathmont Forest, near Forfar, Scotland, (January 2015)
    Cap 1-3 cm diam. Tan or brown. Gills whitish, adnate, narrow, very crowded. Stem concolorus with cap, slender, equal , the base covered with hairs. No ring. Found rooting on buried pine cones and other coniferous debris. Late Summer - early Winter. Infrequent
  • Baeosphora myosura Montreathmont Forest, near Forfar, Scotland, (January 2015)
    Cap 1-3 cm diam. Tan or brown. Gills whitish, adnate, narrow, very crowded. Stem concolorus with cap, slender, equal , the base covered with hairs. No ring. Found rooting on buried pine cones and other coniferous debris. Late Summer - early Winter. Infrequent. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Baeosphora myosura Forfar Loch, Forfar, Scotland, (January 2015)
    Cap 1-3 cm diam. Tan or brown. Gills whitish, adnate, narrow, very crowded. Stem concolorus with cap, slender, equal , the base covered with hairs. No ring. Found rooting on buried pine cones and other coniferous debris. Late Summer - early Winter. Infrequent. Same as previous photograph but showing young and the hairs at base of stem
  • Ganoderma lucidum Lacquered Bracket, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (January 2015)
    This bracket is large and can be in excess of 25 cm across. The thickness can be up to 5cm. Variable in shape. Can be kidney or fan-shaped. Ruddy/orange brown and looking highly polished. It has a short stem which is also shiny, thick and tough. The pores are at first white, slowly turning tobacco brown. They are circular. To be found on the roots of deciduous trees all year round. Uncommon
  • Ganoderma lucidum Lacquered Bracket, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (January 2015)
    This bracket is large and can be in excess of 25 cm across. The thickness can be up to 5cm. Variable in shape. Can be kidney or fan-shaped. Ruddy/orange brown and looking highly polished. It has a short stem which is also shiny, thick and tough. The pores are at first white, slowly turning tobacco brown. They are circular. To be found on the roots of deciduous trees all year round. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing concentrical texture
  • Ganoderma lucidum Lacquered Bracket, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (January 2015) This bracket is large and can be in excess of 25 cm across. The thickness can be up to 5cm. Variable in shape. Can be kidney or fan-shaped. Ruddy/orange brown and looking highly polished. It has a short stem which is also shiny, thick and tough. The pores are at first white, slowly turning tobacco brown. They are circular. To be found on the roots of deciduous trees all year round. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing the short, tough stem.
  • Ganoderma lucidum Lacquered Bracket, Beeston, Nottingham, (January 2015)
    This bracket is large and can be in excess of 25 cm across. The thickness can be up to 5cm. Variable in shape. Can be kidney or fan-shaped. Ruddy/orange brown and looking highly polished. It has a short stem which is also shiny, thick and tough. The pores are at first white, slowly turning tobacco brown. They are circular. To be found on the roots of deciduous trees all year round. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing the pores
  • Geastrum triplex Collared Earthstar, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (January 2015)
    Bulb-shaped and when fully mature is up to 10 cm across. The pointed rays number between 4-8 which are light pink/brown and eventually become cracked. With maturity they become raised off the ground. The smaller 'bulb sac' is grey and rests on a 'collar'. Amongst leaf litter in mixed woods. Summer - Autumn. Quite common.
  • Hypocrea pulvinata Ochre Cushion, Matlock Wood, Derbyshire, (May 2015)
    A yellowish/whitish crusty fungus. This was found on a dead Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) that was lying on the ground and had become detached from the birch tree. It was growing on the underside of the Birch Polypore and had in fact covered the whole of it
  • Hypocrea pulvinata Ochre Cushion, Matlock Wood, Derbyshire, (May 2015)
    A yellowish/whitish crusty fungus. This was found on a dead Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) that was lying on the ground and had become detached from the birch tree. It was growing on the underside of the Birch Polypore and had in fact covered the whole of it. Same as the previous photograph but showing a close-up of the structure
  • Coprinus patouillardii (Possibly), Private Greenhouse, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (May 2015) Cap up to 1.25 cm. At first egg-shaped, flattening out at maturity. Buff coloured with a granular texture. The cap is lined and has a wrinkled appearance when fully open. Gills, firstly whitish, then grey and finally black and deliquescing. Stem up to 4 cm tall, very slender and is scaly at the base as well as being bulbous. In small groups. Spring to Winter. This example found growing on wood chip in compost in a greenhouse. Common
  • Coprinus patouillardii (Possibly), Private Greenhouse, Beeston, Nottingham, (May 2015)
    Cap up to 1.25 cm. At first egg-shaped, flattening out at maturity. Buff coloured with a granular texture. The cap is lined and has a wrinkled appearance when fully open. Gills, firstly whitish, then grey and finally black and deliquescing. Stem up to 4 cm tall, very slender and is scaly at the base as well as being bulbous. In small groups. Spring to Winter. This example found growing on wood chip in compost in a greenhouse. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of the cap
  • Coprinus patouillardii (Possibly), Private Greenhouse, Beeston, Nottinghamshire,(May 2015)
    Cap up to 1.25 cm. At first egg-shaped, flattening out at maturity. Buff coloured with a granular texture. The cap is lined and has a wrinkled appearance when fully open. Gills, firstly whitish, then grey and finally black and deliquescing. Stem up to 4 cm tall, very slender and is scaly at the base as well as being bulbous. In small groups. Spring to Winter. This example found growing on wood chip in compost in a greenhouse. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • Bisporella citrina,(possibly), Hall Wood, Derbyshire, (August 2015)
    0.3-0.5 mm very bright yellow disc which narrows in a taper-like way. Turns darker yellow or orange with maturity. Has a smooth appearance. In large groups and clusters on dead wood of deciduous trees. All year but more common in the Autumn. Common
  • Hypocreopsis rhododendri Hazel Glove Fungus, West Coast of Mull, Scotland,(August 2015)
    Diameter 4-8 cm, dark buff, and resembling tiny rubber gloves. Mostly to be found on the West Coast of Scotland, Ireland, and also South West France. It grows on Hazel trees. Rare and threatened. Photograph very kindly supplied by Sue Wilson
  • Hypocreopsis rhododendri Hazel Glove Fungus), West Coast of Mull, Scotland (August 2015)
    Diameter 4-8 cm, dark buff, and resembling tiny rubber gloves. Mostly to be found on the West Coast of Scotland, Ireland, and also South West France. It grows on Hazel trees. Rare and threatened. Same as previous photograph but showing a different perspective. Photograph very kindly supplied by Sue Wilson
  • Peziza repanda Palamino Cup, (Possibly), Branton, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire (September 2015)
    Cup-shaped up to 12 cm across. The interior is pale ochraceous to chestnut with the outer cap surface being more cream and ochraceous. It may have a rough texture. The margin is toothed. Found on the ground near tree stumps and also sawdust. Spring to Autumn. Uncommon. Photograph very kindly supplied by Mike Harrington
  • Panaeolus papilionaceus (Possibly), Abbotsbury, Dorset,(September 2015)
    Cap 2-4 cm across. When dry it is pale grey/buff but when damp dark grey to black. There may be a dark brown spot on the top of the cap. Conical, possibly with a slight umbo and the gills over-hang the margin edge giving 'teeth' like appearance. Gills grey which turn black with maturity. On pasture landnear to dung. Spring to late Summer. Common. Photograph very kindly supplied by Jim Kelly
  • Geastrum striatum Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (September 2015)
    Bulb when opened is 3-6 cm diameter including the rays. This is a smallish fungus. It has a mucky looking appearance being dull grey/brown and blends into the soil if found in a hedgerow. The bulb has a pointed beak like structure on the apex. It has 6-9 rays which are cracked and scaly which bend back on themselves. Solitary or in small groups on the ground in hedgerows, stumps, and near broad-leaf trees. Late Summer to Autumn. Rare
  • Leucoagaricus leucothites White Dapperling, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (September 2015)
    Cap up to 8 cm diameter. White and very smooth. Gills also white and crowded, turning buff with age. Stem up to 8 cm tall, hollow and has a very narrow and fragile white ring. The base being slightly bulbous. Solitary or in groups in grass verges, allotments and gardens. Late Summer to Autumn. Uncommon
  • Leucoagaricus leucothites White Dapperling, Beeston, Nottingham, (September 2015)
    Cap up to 8 cm diameter. White and very smooth. Gills also white and crowded, turning buff with age. Stem up to 8 cm tall, hollow and has a very narrow and fragile white ring. The base being slightly bulbous. Solitary or in groups in grass verges, allotments and gardens. Late Summer to Autumn. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing the gills and the narrow ring
  • Pleurotus cornucopiae Branching Oyster, Cromford Canal, Derbyshire, (September 2015)
    Cap up to 12 cm. Cream but with maturity turns more ochraceous. The margin tends to crack with maturity. Gills are very decurrent and are white to pale pink. Stem up to 8 cm tall and often curved with several caps emerging from the same stem. This is the same colour as the cap. This fungus might smell of ammonia. In large clusters on elm and oak and other deciduous trees. Spring to Autumn. Common
  • Pleurotus cornucopiae Branching Oyster, Cromford Canal, Derbyshire, (September 2015)
    Cap up to 12 cm. Cream but with maturity turns more ochraceous. The margin tends to crack with maturity. Gills are very decurrent and are white to pale pink. Stem up to 8 cm tall and often curved with several caps emerging from the same stem. This is the same colour as the cap. This fungus might smell of ammonia. In large clusters on elm and oak and other deciduous trees. Spring to Autumn. Common. Not edible. Same as previous photograph but showing the gills and branching stem
  • Datronia mollis Common Mazegill, Letham, Angus, Scotland (September 2015)
    This fruit body grows on the bark of trees and is up to 7 cm in diameter. It has a brown upper surface when young and turns black with maturity. The pores are angular, very elongated and irregular in shape. These are whitish to grey. In small groups on dead deciduous trees. All year. Common
  • Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca False Chanterelle, Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire (September 2015)
    Cap up to 8 cm and yellow to deep orange with a fine downy texture. Funnel-shaped and the margin becomes slightly in-curved. Gills are deep orange and very decurrent and narrow. Stem up to 5 cm tall and the same colour as the cap and is smooth and shiny. In groups near conifer trees. Late Summer to Autumn. Very common
  • Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, False Chanterelle, Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire (September 2015)
    Cap up to 8 cm and yellow to deep orange with a fine downy texture. Funnel-shaped and the margin becomes slightly in-curved. Gills are deep orange and very decurrent and narrow. Stem up to 5 cm tall and the same colour as the cap and is smooth and shiny. In groups near conifer trees. Late Summer to Autumn. Very common. Same as previous photograph but showing the very decurrent gills
  • Kuehneromyces mutabilis, Sheathed Woodtuft, Hall Dale, Derbyshire, (September 2015)
    Cap up to 6 cm in diameter and is dark tan in damp conditions but often becoming two-tone in dryer conditions and more pale. The cap flattens with maturity and has a small umbo. Gills are crowded, initially pale, then turning cinnamon. Stem up to 8 cm tall and often curved. Light tan above the ring and darker below and turning more black towards the base. Scaly texture. Ring is dark brown and ragged. On clusters on tree stumps of broadleaf trees. Spring to Autumn but mostly early Autumn. Common
  • Kuehneromyces mutabilis Sheathed Woodtuft, Hall Dale, Derbyshire, (September 2015)
    Cap up to 6 cm in diameter and is dark tan in damp conditions but often becoming two-tone in dryer conditions and more pale. The cap flattens with maturity and has a small umbo. Gills are crowded, initially pale, then turning cinnamon. Stem up to 8 cm tall and often curved. Light tan above the ring and darker below and turning more black towards the base. Scaly texture. Ring is dark brown and ragged. On clusters on tree stumps of broadleaf trees. Common. Spring to Autumn but mostly early Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the gills
  • Bisporella citrina Lemon Disco Fungus, Hall Dale, Derbyshire (October 2015)
    This fruit body is bright yellow and is saucer-shaped. 0.3-0.5 cm diameter. It may turn slightly orange with maturity. It has a smooth texture. On dead wood of broad-leaf trees. All year. Common
  • Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (A Slime mould), Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire (October 2015)
    Consisting of little groups of minute, whitish/transparent club-shaped fruit bodies. These are fragile and grow on the bark of fallen trees and twigs. All year. Quite Common
  • Postia caesia, Conifer Blueing Bracket, Matlock Wood, Derbyshire (October 2015)
    A bracket up to 6 cm in diameter. The upper surface mostly white when young with hints of blue. With maturity it becomes darker blue and has fine hairs. With age the margin becomes wavy. Texture is hard. Pores white and circular, then angular. With age these turn light blue. In small groups on dead pines and conifers. Uncommon
  • Postia caesia, Conifer Blueing Bracket, Matlock Wood, Derbyshire, (October 2015)
    A bracket up to 6 cm in diameter. The upper surface is mostly white when young with hints of blue. With maturity it becomes darker blue and has fine hairs. With age the margin becomes wavy. Texture is hard. Pores white and circular, then angular. With age these turn light blue. In small groups on dead pines and conifers. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing young
  • Inonotus dryadeus Oak Bracket, Holkham, Norfolk, (November 2015)
    A bracket that can grow up to 30 cm in diameter and up to 15 cm thick. Pale grey to begin with and as it matures turns medium brown-rust and mature examples can be black. Rusty red droplets can ooze from the margin, particularly when young. Pores are dirty grey-white and may have patches of rust colour. This is a fine example and is on the large side. Autumn to Winter but can be seen throughout the year. Uncommon
  • Geoglossum cookeianum Black Earth Tongue, Snettisham, Norfolk (November 2015)
    A dull black tongue-shaped fruit body that can be up to 7 cm tall and 2 cm in diameter. The texture is smooth and the tip is blunt and curved. The stem is short, tapers and is also black. In short grass in sandy soil and is mostly found in coastal regions. May to November. Uncommon
  • Geoglossum cookeianum Black Earth Tongue, Snettisham, Norfolk (November 2015)
    A dull black tongue-shaped fruit body that can be up to 7 cm tall and 2 cm in diameter. The texture is smooth and the tip is blunt and curved. The stem is short, tapers and is also black. In short grass in sandy soil and is mostly found in coastal regions. May to November. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing a close-up of the tongue shape
  • Tulostoma brumale, Winter Stalkball, Snettisham, Norfolk, (November 2015)
    Cap up to 1 cm across. Dark cream to pale ochre and is speckled with minute warts. The cap has a perfectly circular apical pore allowing the escape of spores. Stem is up to 4 cm tall and is quite slender and fibrous and is grey or grey/brown. In large groups in moss in coastal sand dunes with calcareous soil. Not seen much in northern Britain. November to April. Uncommon
  • Tulostoma brumale, Winter Stalkball, Snettisham, Norfolk (November 2015)
    Cap up to 1 cm across. Dark cream to pale ochre and is speckled with minute warts. The cap has a perfectly circular apical pore allowing the escape of spores. Stem is up to 4 cm tall and is quite slender and fibrous and is grey or grey/brown. In large groups in moss in coastal sand dunes with calcareous soil. Not seen much in northern Britain. November to April. Same as previous photograph but showing the circular apical hole.
  • Bovista dermoxantha pusilla, (possibly), Holkham, Norfolk, (November 2015)
    A round fruit body which has many mycelial strands attaching it to the ground. At first smooth, whitish/grey and with maturity becoming more light brown and flaky. The flakes can start to peel. It has a raised apical pore which can be quite large in proportion to the fruit body and has ragged edges. Spore mass at first white and solid and then becoming brown and powder like. Summer to Autumn. On acid soil either solitary or in small spaced out groups. Uncommon
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Photographer: Alison Linton; Designer: Craig Encer.