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Fungi

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Dark Fieldcap - Agrocybe erebia


Orange Peel Fungus - Aleuria aurantia

A cup fungus often found on the edge of woodland paths, in disturbed soil or even on gravelly paths.


Snakeskin Grisette - Amanita ceciliae


Amanita excelsa


Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria

When the young fruitbodies first appear in the conifer plantations of FC they are covered in white warts and only as the cap expands do you see the red cap, still with white warts on it. However these warts can be washed off in heavy rain, leaving a red spotless fungus! Fly Agaric has been used as an insecticide by crumbling the fungus into a saucer of milk.


Blusher - Amanita rubescens


Bulbous Honey Fungus - Armillaria gallica


Honey Fungus - Armillaria mellea

Honey fungus is parasitic on live trees. By the time you see the fruiting bodies the timber has already been killed. You may sometimes come across the black ‘bootlaces’ which grow under the bark of a tree, These are known as rhizomorphs and are a sign of honey fungus activity.


Purple Jellydisc - Ascocoryne sarcoides


Jelly Ear - Auricularia auricula-judae

Jelly Ear grows mainly on dead or dying elder trees, but it is occasionally found on other deciduous trees.


Earpick Fungus - Auriscalpium vulgare


Conifercone Cap - Baeospora myosura


Beech Tarcrust - Biscogniauxia nummularia


Lemon Disco - Bisporella citrina


Smoky Bracket - Bjerkandera adusta


Netted Fieldcap - Bolbitius reticulatus


Bay Bolete - Boletus badius


Botryobasidium aureum


Black Bulgar - Bulgaria inquinans


Netted Crust - Byssomerulius corium

This is found on the fallen and decayed wood of deciduous trees.


Small Stagshorn - Calocera cornea

This small yellow fungus rarely grows higher than 1cm and is found in decayed wood.


Pale Stagshorn - Calocera pallidospathulata


St George's Mushroom - Calocybe gambosa


Chanterelle - Cantharellus cibarius


Cheilymenia fimicola


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