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Snowy Inkcap - Coprinopsis nivea

Shaggy Inkcap - Coprinus comatus

Shaggy Inkcaps are also sometimes referred to as Lawyer’s Wig. Although the gills are white to start with they mature black and deliquesce: they turn to a black liquid that can be used as ink. All inkcaps have this ability, but Shaggy inkcaps are the best source of ink if you are considering some art work!

Pleated Inkcap - Coprinus plicatilis

This is now known as Parasola plicatilis, but was recorded as Coprinis plicatilis in 2001.

Scarlet Caterpillar Club - Cordyceps militaris

Pelargonium Webcap - Cortinarius Flexipes

Birch Webcap - Cortinarius triumphans

Flat Oysterling - Crepidotus applanatus

Crepidotus cesatii

Peeling Oysterling - Crepidotus mollis

Variable Oysterling - Crepidotus variabilis

This tiny white kidney-shaped fungus often grows on the twigs of woven dead-hedging around the reserve . Young variable oysterlings have white gills but they very quickly change to a pink-beige colour.

Crocicreas dolosellum

Common Bird's Nest Fungus - Crucibulum laeve

This minute fungus only grows to 1cm tall. At first the cup is covered in a buff/yellow membrane, but when this disappears you can see the peridioles, which look like eggs in a nest. Raindrops are enough to shoot the ripe fruits out of the ‘nest.’

Cylindrobasidium laeve

A common resupinate pinkish/beige fungus found on a decorticate stump not far from the Lake Hide. Decorticate means that the bark had come off the stump.

Common Jelly Spot - Dacrymyces stillatus

This jelly fungus can be found all year after wet weather on wet timber of buildings or posts as well as on decaying timber of both coniferous and deciduous trees.

Blushing Bracket - Daedaleopsis confragosa

This common bracket fungus grows either singly or in tiers of dead wood of deciduous trees, especially willows. Its white pores might bruise or ‘blush’ if pressed.

King Alfred’s Cakes or Cramp Balls - Daldinia concentrica

This is found on the dead wood of Ash trees. The black, rounded balls are leathery when young and brittle when old.

If you use your imagination these fungi look like burnt cakes or buns, and thus reminded people of the folk tale of King Alfred burning some buns of a peasant woman who was sheltering him, as he was trying to escape the Vikings.

Delicatula integrella

Dermea ariae

Diaporthe ilicis

Willow Barkspot - Diatrype bullata

Common Tarcrust - Diatrype stigma

Diatrypella favacea

Entoloma Chalybeum var lazulinum

Star Pinkgill - Entoloma conferendum

Papillate Pinkgill - Entoloma papillatum

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