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  • Panaeolus fimicola Turf Mottlegill, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (April 2016)
    Cap up to 4 cm across and has a tiny umbo. Dark brown when damp but can dry more light tan when dry. This is more apparent at the margin edge. Gills grey but turn mottled black with maturity. The stem is pale tan towards the apex, and darker towards the base. Sometimes a white fine down can be seen at the base. On lawns sometimes under trees. Spring to Autumn. Common
  • Panaeolus fimicola Turf Mottlegill, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (April 2016)
    Cap up to 4 cm across and has a tiny umbo. Dark brown when damp but can dry more light tan when dry. This is more apparent at the margin edge. Gills grey but turn mottled black with maturity. The stem is pale tan towards the apex, and darker towards the base. Sometimes a white fine down can be seen at the base. On lawns sometimes under trees. Spring to Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of cap
  • Panaeolus fimicola Turf Mottlegill, Beeston, Nottinghamshire (April 2016)
    Cap up to 4 cm across and has a tiny umbo. Dark brown when damp but can dry more light tan when dry. This is more apparent at the margin edge. Gills grey but turn mottled black with maturity. The stem is pale tan towards the apex, and darker towards the base. Sometimes a white fine down can be seen at the base. On lawns sometimes under trees. Spring to Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the grey gills
  • Panaeolus fimicola Turf Mottlegill, Beeston, Nottinghamshire,(April 2016)
    Cap up to 4 cm across and has a tiny umbo. Dark brown when damp but can dry more light tan when dry. This is more apparent at the margin edge. Gills grey but turn mottled black with maturity. The stem is pale tan towards the apex, and darker towards the base. Sometimes a white fine down can be seen at the base. On lawns sometimes under trees. Spring to Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the mature black gills
  • Dacrymyces stillatus Common Jellyspot, Forfar, Angus, Scotland, (April 2016)
    1-5 mm across. Gelatinous and irregular shaped. Tends to merge into patches. Orange-yellow and becoming darker with age. Wrinkled also with maturity. On damp, dying, or dead wood. All year. Common
  • Amanita fulva Tawny Grisette, Pitlochry, Scotland, (July 2016)
    Cap 4-9 cm, orange-brown, firstly egg-shaped, becoming flat with a very slight umbo. The margin edge is very grooved, smooth. The gills being white. The stem is hollow and tapers towards the apex and is white but can be tinged with orange. It has a volva at the base. There is no ring on the stem. In mixed woods. Later Summer to Autumn. Very Common
  • Amanita fulva, Tawny Grisette, Pitlochry, Scotland, (July 2016)
    Cap 4-9 cm, orange-brown, firstly egg-shaped, becoming flat with a very slight umbo. The margin edge is very grooved, smooth. The gills being white. The stem is hollow and tapers towards the apex and is white but can be tinged with orange. It has a volva at the base. There is no ring on the stem. In mixed woods. Later Summer to Autumn. Very Common. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Amanita fulva Tawny Grisette, Pitlochry, Scotland (July 2016)
    Cap 4-9 cm, orange-brown, firstly egg-shaped, becoming flat with a very slight umbo. The margin edge is very grooved, smooth. The gills being white. The stem is hollow and tapers towards the apex and is white but can be tinged with orange. It has a volva at the base. There is no ring on the stem. In mixed woods. Later Summer to Autumn. Very Common. Same as previous photograph but showing young at the grooved margin edge
  • Amanita fulva Tawny Grisette, Pitlochry, Scotland ,(July 2016)
    Cap 4-9 cm, orange-brown, firstly egg-shaped, becoming flat with a very slight umbo. The margin edge is very grooved, smooth. The gills being white. The stem is hollow and tapers towards the apex and is white but can be tinged with orange. It has a volva at the base. There is no ring on the stem. In mixed woods. Later Summer to Autumn. Very Common. Same as previous photograph but showing volva at base of stem
  • Polyporus leptocephalus Blackfoot Polypore, Faskally Wood, near Pitlochry, Scotland, (July 2016)
    Cap up to 10 cm across and is funnel-shaped, and also irregular. Ochre-brown, it has a depression just where the stem underneath joins the cap. The pores are white and circular, becoming darker light brown with age. The stem may be up to 5 cm tall and is brown and part black near the base. On dead or dying deciduous trees. Late Spring to Autumn. Commmon
  • Pleurotus pulmonarius Pale Oyster, Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, (July 2016)
    Cap up to 10 cm across. White. Shell or fan-shaped and grows in over-lapping tiers. The gills are very decurrent, white and crowded. The stem is very short and curved. This fungus smells of ammonia. On deciduous trees and fallen logs growing in clusters. Late Summer to early Autumn. Infrequent
  • Pleurotus pulmonarius, Pale Oyster, Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, (July 2016)
    Cap up to 10 cm across. White. Shell or fan-shaped and grows in over-lapping tiers. The gills are very decurrent, white and crowded. The stem is very short and curved. This fungus smells of ammonia. On deciduous trees and fallen logs growing in clusters. Later Summer to early Autumn. Infrequent. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Amanita Spissa (Probably), Faskally Wood, near Pitlochry, Scotland (July 2016)
    Cap up to 10 cm across, greyish brown, but more brown than grey. Firstly convex and then flattened with whitish or grey velar patches. (Please note that A.patherina has pure white velar patches and a striate margin edge). Gills white and crowded. The stem is white and smooth and is lined above the ring and covered in small scales below. The ring is white, pendulous and striate. The bulb of the stem is often buried in the ground. Summer to Autumn, frequent on soil in mixed woods
  • Amanita Spissa (Probably), Faskally Wood, near Pitlochry, Scotland ,(July 2016)
    Cap up to 10 cm across, greyish brown, but more brown than grey. Firstly convex and then flattened with whitish or grey velar patches. (Please note that A.patherina has pure white velar patches and a striate margin edge). Gills white and crowded. The stem is white and smooth and is lined above the ring and covered in small scales below. The ring is white, pendulous and striate. The bulb of the stem is often buried in the ground. Summer to Autumn, frequent on soil in mixed woods. Same as previous photograph but showing the underside
  • Amanita Spissa (Probably), Faskally Wood, near Pitlochry, Scotland, (July 2016)
    Cap up to 10 cm across, greyish brown, but more brown than grey. Firstly convex and then flattened with whitish or grey velar patches. (Please note that A.patherina has pure white velar patches and a striate margin edge). Gills white and crowded. The stem is white and smooth and is lined above the ring and covered in small scales below. The ring is white, pendulous and striate. The bulb of the stem is often buried in the ground. Summer to Autumn, frequent on soil in mixed woods. Same as previous photograph but showing a close-up of the underside
  • Pluteus cervinus Deer Shield, Mapperley, Derbyshire, (October 2016)
    Cap up to 12 cm across. Initially bell-shaped and then flat. The colour is a sepia brown which is darker at the apex and can look streaky. The gills are white, but with maturity turn slightly pink. The stem is white, turning sepia with fibres, can become curved with a swollen base. On rotting tree stumps of deciduous trees. Early Summer to Autumn. But can also be seen throughout the year. Very Common
  • Pluteus cervinus Deer Shield, Mapperley, Derbyshire, (October 2016)
    Cap up to 12 cm across. Initially bell-shaped and then flat. The colour is a sepia brown which is darker at the apex and can look streaky. The gills are white, but with maturity turn slightly pink. The stem is white, turning sepia with fibres, can become curved with a swollen base. On rotting tree stumps of deciduous trees. Early Summer to Autumn. But can also be seen throughout the year. Very Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the cap
  • Pluteus cervinus Deer Shield, Mapperley, Derbyshire (October 2016)
    Cap up to 12 cm across. Initially bell-shaped and then flat. The colour is a sepia brown which is darker at the apex and can look streaky. The gills are white, but with maturity turn slightly pink. The stem is white, turning sepia with fibres, can become curved with a swollen base. On rotting tree stumps of deciduous trees. Early Summer to Autumn. But can also be seen throughout year. Very Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the gills
  • Panaeolina foenisecii Brown Mottlegill, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (October 2016)
    Cap up to 1-2 cm across. Firstly bell-shaped. Initally dull brown put dries out to become clay-brown. The outer margin edge remains darker. The gills are pale brown when young but with age become darker and mottled. The stem is tall up to 7 cm or more and is lighter than the cap. In grassland, lawns and grass verges. Summer - Autumn. Common
  • Panaeolina foenisecii Brown Mottlegill, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (October 2016)
    Cap up to 1-2 cm across. Firstly bell-shaped. Initally dull brown but dries out to become clay-brown. The outer margin edge remains darker. The gills are pale brown when young but with age become darker and mottled. The stem is tall up to 7 cm or more and is lighter than the cap. In grassland, lawns and grass verges. Summer - Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the cap
  • Peziza echinospora Charcoal Cup, Mapperley, Derbyshire, (October 2016)
    Cup up to 7-8 cm across. It is cup-shaped and the margin is slightly inrolled. Inner surface is dark ruddy brown and the outer is brown but with whitish and scurfy texture. On burnt wood and amongst burnt wood chippings on the ground. Late Spring to Autumn. Common
  • Peziza echinospora Charcoal Cup, Mapperley, Derbyshire, (October 2016)
    Cup up to 7-8 cm across. It is cup-shaped and the margin is slightly inrolled. Inner surface is dark ruddy brown and the outer is brown but with whitish and scurfy texture. On burnt wood and amongst burnt wood chippings on the ground. Late Spring to Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the scurfy texture
  • Peziza echinospora Charcoal Cup, Mapperley, Derbyshire (October 2016)
    Cup up to 7-8 cm across. It is cup-shaped and the margin is slightly inrolled. Inner surface is dark ruddy brown and the outer is brown but with whitish and scurfy texture. On burnt wood and amongst burnt wood chippings on the ground. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing a very young example
  • Inonotus hispidus Shaggy Bracket, Bunny Wood, Nottinghamshire, (November 2016)
    A bracket which is up to 12 cm across and can be quite thick up to 12 cm. The colour is tabacco-brown but sometimes a reddish/ochraceous hue can be visible. The outer surface is hairy which at maturity turns into a bristle like texture. Finally it becomes black, hard and brittle and falls off the tree trunk to the ground. Usually on Ash but can be seen on other trees. All year but seen more in the Autumn. Common
  • Inonotus hispidus Shaggy Bracket, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, (November 2016)
    A bracket which is up to 12 cm across and can be quite thick up to 12 cm. The colour is tabacco-brown but sometimes a reddish/ochraceous hue can be visible. The outer surface is hairy which at maturity turns into a bristle like texture. Finally it becomes black, hard and brittle and falls off the tree trunk to the ground. Usually on Ash but can be seen on other trees. All year but seen more in the Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing a very mature example which is ready to drop to the ground
  • Panaeolus papilionaceus Mapperley, Derbyshire, (November 2016)
    Cap up to 4-5 cm across. Can be domed shaped to begin with and then becoming bell-shaped. A slight umbo can be seen which is darker than the rest of the cap. The overall colour varies from light grey to clay. The margin can over-hang the edge giving the appearance of a 'tooth' -like apperance. Gills light grey then turning black. The stem is grey and is paler at the apex. In or near dung on pastureland. Late Spring to Autumn. Common
  • Panaeolus papilionaceus Mapperley, Derbyshire, (November 2016)
    Cap up to 4-5 cm across. Can be domed shaped to begin with and then becoming bell-shaped. A slight umbo can be seen which is darker than the rest of the cap. The overall colour varies from light grey to clay. The margin can over-hang the edge giving the appearance of a 'tooth' -like apperance. Gills light grey then turning black. The stem is grey and is paler at the apex. In or near dung on pastureland. Late Spring to Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of cap and umbo
  • Panaeolus papilionaceus Mapperley, Derbyshire (November 2016)
    Cap up to 4-5 cm across. Can be domed shaped to begin with and then becoming bell-shaped. A slight umbo can be seen which is darker than the rest of the cap. The overall colour varies from light grey to clay. The margin can over-hang the edge giving the appearance of a 'tooth' -like apperance. Gills light grey then turning black. The stem is grey and is paler at the apex. In or near dung on pastureland. Late Spring to Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Panaeolus papilionaceus Mapperley, Derbyshire, (November 2016)
    Cap up to 4-5 cm across. Can be domed shaped to begin with and then becoming bell-shaped. A light umbo can be seen which is darker than the rest of the cap. The overall colour varies from slight grey to clay. The margin can over-hang the edge giving the appearance of a 'tooth' -like apperance. Gills light grey then turning black. The stem is grey and is paler at the apex. In or near dung on pastureland. Late Spring to Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing stem
  • Amanita pantherina (Young) Panthercap, Inverness, Scotland (November 2016)
    Cap up to 10 cm across. Ochraceous brown and covered in pure white fragments of veil. The margin is feintly striate. The gills are white and crowded. The stem is white with a bulbous base with a rim around it and one or two raised belt-like rings positioned above the rim. In coniferious or deciduous woods. Uncommon. Photograph supplied with thanks by James Waller
  • Hypholoma lateritium Brick Tuft, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (March 2017)
    Cap up to 10 cm across. The centre of the cap is brick-red on a much paler background. The margin edge can have evidence of remnants of veil. Gills are pale yellow to begin with which turn more dirty yellowish-grey-brown with maturity. Stem is pale yellow towards the apex, turning more dark brown towards the base. On or near stumps of deciduous trees. Autumn - Winter. Common
  • Hypholoma lateritium Brick Tuft, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (March 2017)
    Cap up to 10 cm across. The centre of the cap is brick-red on a much paler background. The margin edge can have evidence of remnants of veil. Gills are pale yellow to begin with which turn more dirty yellowish-grey-brown with maturity. Stem is pale yellow towards the apex, turning more dark brown towards the base. On or near stumps of deciduous trees. Autumn - Winter. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the gills
  • Coprinus jonesii Bonfire Inkcap, Crombie Park, Angus, Scotland (March 2017)
    Cap up to 6 cm tall. Becoming conical and then opening out with the margin rolling back slightly. To begin with and when immature the cap is covered in obvious whitish to greyish thick textured veil remnants. The margin edge is striate, and the cap is grooved. Gills light grey which quickly turn black and deliquescing. Stem up to 10 cm tall whitish with white down and the base is woolly. On burnt soil and charred wood. Late Autumn to Spring. Uncommon
  • Coprinus jonesii Bonfire Inkcap, Crombie Park, Angus, Scotland (March 2017)
    Cap up to 6 cm tall. Becoming conical and then opening out with the margin rolling back slightly. To begin with and when immature the cap is covered in obvious whitish to greyish thick textured veil remnants. The margin edge is striate and the cap is grooved. Gills light grey which quickly turn black and deliquescing. Stem up to 10 cm tall whitish with white down and the base is woolly. On burnt soil and charred wood. Late Autumn to Spring. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing young example with thick remnants of veil on the cap
  • Coprinus jonesii Bonfire Inkcap, Crombie Park, Angus, Scotland (March 2017)
    Cap up to 6 cm tall. Becoming conical and then opening out with the margin rolling back slightly. To begin with and when immature the cap is covered in obvious whitish to greyish thick textured veil remnants. The margin edge is striate amd cap is grooved. Gills light grey which quickly turn black and deliquescing. Stem up to 10 cm tall whitish with white down and the base is woolly. On burnt soil and charred wood. Late Autumn to Spring. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Psathyrella artemisiae possibly, Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, (May 2017)
    Cap up to 4 cm across. Firstly conical and then becoming bell-shaped. When damp is ochre brown but when dry is more ochre-cream. The cap can have scattered white cottony fibrils especially at the margin edge giving a tooth-like appearance. Gills white at first then light brown, finally violet-brown. Stem up to 5 cm tall, white and hollow. In beech woods. Spring to Autumn. Common
  • Psathyrella artemisiae possibly , Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, (May 2017)
    Cap up to 4 cm across. Firstly conical and then becoming bell-shaped. When damp is ochre brown but when dry is more ochre-cream. The cap can have scattered white cottony fibrils especially at the margin edge giving a tooth-like appearance. Gills white at first then light brown, finally violet-brown. Stem up to 5 cm tall, white and hollow. In beech woods. Spring to Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the tooth-like margin edge
  • Psathyrella artemisiae possibly, Bramcote, Nottinghamshire (May 2017)
    Cap up to 4 cm across. Firstly conical and then becoming bell-shaped. When damp is ochre brown but when dry is more ochre-cream. The cap can have scattered white cottony fibrils especially at the margin edge giving a tooth-like appearance. Gills white at first then light brown, finally violet-brown. Stem up to 5 cm tall, white and hollow. In beech woods. Spring to Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing gills and hollow stem
  • Suillus granulatus Weeping Bolete, Shipley Park, Derbyshire, (May 2017)
    Cap up to 9 cm across and yellowish to light rusty brown. When dry the cap is shiny but when damp appears sticky. Pores small, yellow and exuding pale milky droplets. Stem up to 10 cm lemon/yellow and has pale granules which may exude pale droplets. Near to Conifers. Late Autumn. Common
  • Suillus granulatus Weeping Bolete, Shipley Park, Derbyshire (May 2017)
    Cap up to 9 cm across and yellowish to light rusty brown. When dry the cap is shiny but when damp appears sticky. Pores small, yellow and exuding pale milky droplets. Stem up to 10 cm lemon/yellow and has pale granules which may exude pale droplets. Near to Conifers. Late Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the pores and the pale milky droplets
  • Collybia dryophila Russet Toughshank, Tansley, Derbyshire, (July 2017)
    Cap up to 5 cm across. The colour can range from whitish to light buff/pale tan and the margin is wavy. Gills are intially white and then turn light buff. Stem up to 7 cm tall, is swollen at the base, is hollow and graduates to tan towards the base. It can often be found 'rooting'. In leaf litter in deciduous woods. Summer to Autumn. Common
  • Collybia dryophila Russet Toughshank, Tansley, Derbyshire. (July 2017)
    Cap up to 5 cm across. The colour can range from whitish to light buff/pale tan and the margin is wavy. Gills are intially white and then turn light buff. Stem up to 7 cm tall, is swollen at the base, is hollow and graduates to tan towards the base. It can often be found 'rooting'. In leaf litter in deciduous woods. Summer to Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the perspective and stem
  • Collybia dryophila Russet Toughshank, Tansley, Derbyshire (July 2017)
    Cap up to 5 cm across. The colour can range from whitish to light buff/pale tan and the margin is wavy. Gills are intially white and then turn light buff. Stem up to 7 cm tall, is swollen at the base, is hollow and graduates to tan towards the base. It can often be found 'rooting'. In leaf litter in deciduous woods. Summer to Autumn. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the gills
  • Boletus edulis Penny Bun, Tansley, Derbyshire, (July 2017)
    Cap up to 25 cm with a large dull brown cap which is cigar brown. It has a smooth and dry texture but can become greasy when damp. The pores are firstly dirty white/cream then turning grey/yellowish. Stem is huge, stout and strong. Up to 8 cm tall and its diameter can vary and reach very broad dimensions. It has a rough texture and is streaked with colour of the cap on a white background in a network pattern. The base is bulbous. Summer to Autumn. In mixed woodland. Common
  • Boletus edulis Penny Bun, Tansley, Derbyshire (July 2017)
    Cap up to 25 cm with a large dull brown cap which is cigar brown. It has a smooth and dry texture but can become greasy when damp. The pores are firstly dirty white/cream then turning grey/yellowish. Stem is huge, stout and strong. Up to 8 cm tall and its diameter can vary and reach very broad dimensions. It has a rough texture and is streaked with colour of the cap on a white background in a network pattern. The base is bulbous. Summer to Autumn. In mixed woodland. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the huge, robust stem
  • Russula ochroleuca Ochre Brittlegill, Tansley, Derbyshire, (July 2017)
    Cap up to 10 cm across. Expanding and becoming flattened. The margin may become depressed. The colour is ochre/yellow and has a tendency to peel. Gills are creamy and close. Stem is white but does grey with age. With broad-leaf trees and also conifers. Late Summer-Autumn, Very Common. This photograph showing young
  • Russula ochroleuca Ochre Brittlegill, Tansley, Derbyshire. (July 2017)
    Cap up to 10 cm across. Expanding and becoming flattened. The margin may become depressed. The colour is ochre/yellow and has a tendency to peel. Gills are creamy and close. Stem is white but does grey with age. With broad-leaf trees and also conifers. Late Summer-Autumn, Very Common. Same as previous photograph but showing a mature group
  • Russula ochroleuca Ochre Brittlegill, Tansley, Derbyshire (July 2017)
    Cap up to 10 cm across. Expanding and becoming flattened. The margin may become depressed. The colour is ochre/yellow and has a tendency to peel. Gills are creamy and close. Stem is white but does grey with age. With broad-leaf trees and also conifers. Late Summer-Autumn, Very Common. Same as previous photograph but showing the gills
  • Russula ochroleuca Ochre Brittlegill, Tansley, Derbyshire, (July 2017)
    Cap up to 10 cm across. Expanding and becoming flattened. The margin may become depressed. The colour is ochre/yellow and has a tendency to peel. Gills are creamy and close. Stem is white but does grey with age. With broad-leaf trees and also conifers. Late Summer-Autumn, Very Common. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of gills and the greying stem
  • Tremella foliacea Jelly Leaf Fungus, (Probably), Tansley, Derbyshire (July 2017)
    A brownish lobed gelatinous fruit body up to 10 cm in diameter. The shades of brown can vary from dark brown to light chestnut. It can be either solitary or in small clumps. It gets its common name because the lobes resemble leaf-like shapes. The texture can be either shiny or dull depending on the climate. It is soft to touch. On dead and rotting branches and logs of broad-leaf trees.
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Photographer: Alison Linton; Designer: Craig Encer.