Archive for December, 2011

This was a cap that Tony found on some very rotten wood on the Wander. It was gorgeous. When young it is a golden yellow, as its name suggests. With age it reddens and then browns. This pair of caps had got as far as the reddening stage but not all over. The cap surface had split slightly showing the under flesh, a light crackle roughly radially over the vivid surface. The yellow stem had reddened too, though this is not referred to in my books. The stem base was white-ish and sligthly broader.

Link to species notes.

Link to photos of fungi and slim molds 2011.


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The best place to begin is with a species list…..

1. Auricularia auricula-judae,  Jelly Ear.

2. Xylaria hypoxylon, Candlesnuff or Stag’s Horn Fungus.

3. Clitocybe nebularis, Cloudy Agaric.

4. Lepista nuda, Wood Blewitt.

5. Parasola conopilus, (was Psathyrella conopilea).

6. Chlorophyllum rhacodes.

7. Hebaloma crustuliniforme, Poison Pie.

8. Tubaria sps.

9. Calocera cornea, Small Stagshorn.

10. Cortinarius decipiens.

11. Bjerkandera adusta, Smoky Bracket.

12. Rigidoporus ulmarius.

13. Byssomerulius corium, Netted Crust.

14. Lepista saeva, Field Blewitt.

15. Agaricus xanthodermus, Yellow Stainer.

16. Clitocybe candicans.

17. Psathyrella multipedata, Clustered Brittlestem.

18. Ganoderma australe, Southern Bracket.

19. Mycena galopus, Milking Bonnet.

20. Psathyrella microrhiza, Rootlet Brittlestem.

21. C0prinellus micaceus, Glistening Inkcap.

22. Agrocybe cylindracea, Poplar Field Cap.

23. Ganoderma applanatum, Artist’s Bracket.

24. Perenniporia fraxinia.

25. Flammulina velutipes, Velvet Shank.

26. Pluteus chrysophaeus, Yellow Shield.

This was one section of the fungus around at the time. The debates and discussions enlightened and slowed progress. A really good day.

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These caps were growing on 24.11.2011. Small, neat caps, towards hemispherical in shape and then flatter and  tending towards having a scalloped edge. The central stem was straight and the base had a ridge around the stem and a swelling below the ridge. The colour was cream, but then it was dry. If it had been damper it would have been a reddish brown. Growing on deciduous stumps of dead wood etc.

Link to species notes.

Link to photos of fungi and slime molds 2011.

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