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  • Pholiota flammans Blidworth Wood, Nottinghamshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 4-8 cm bright yellow with scales which can overhang the margin edge. Gills also yellow becoming darker at maturity. Stem concolourous and as scaly as the cap. Ring ragged and difficult to observe. Solitary or in small groups on stumps of coniferous trees. This one was hidden under leaf litter. Rare.
  • Pholiota flammans Blidworth Wood, Nottinghamshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 4-8 cm bright yellow with scales which can overhang the margin edge. Gills also yellow becoming darker at maturity. Stem concolourous and as scaly as the cap. Ring ragged and difficult to observe. Solitary or in small groups on stumps of coniferous trees. This one was hidden under leaf litter. Rare. Same as previous photograph but showing scaly cap
  • Pholiota flammans Blidworth Wood, Nottinghamshire, (July 2011)
    Cap 4-8 cm bright yellow with scales which can overhang the margin edge. Gills also yellow becoming darker at maturity. Stem concolourous and as scaly as the cap. Ring ragged and difficult to observe. Solitary or in small groups on stumps of coniferous trees. This one was hidden under leaf litter. Rare. Same previous photograph but showing scaly stem
  • Collybia confluens Clustered Toughshank (possibly), Letham Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, (August 2011)
    Cap 2-3 cm, dry wrinkled very pale buff/grey. Gills, close, concolorous with cap. Stem also pale buff/grey up to 9 cm tall with distinctive flat and semi-twisted hollow stem. Small groups amongst leaf litter in pine and coniferous copse. Common
  • Collybia confluens Clustered Toughshank (possibly) Letham Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, (August 2011)
    Cap 2-3 cm, dry wrinkled very pale buff/grey. Gills, close, concolorous with cap. Stem also pale buff/grey up to 9 cm tall with distinctive flat and semi-twisted hollow stem. Small groups amongst leaf litter in pine and coniferous copse. Same as previous photograph but showing gills. Common
  • Macrolepiota procera Field Parasol, St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve, near Montrose, Scotland, (August 2011)
    Cap 10-25cm diameter, pale buff with scattered darker scales particularly at the slight broad umbo. Gills white, crowded. Stem up to 30 cm tall, greyish/brown/white with patterned markings. Has a very impressive double, superior, moveable ring being white above and brown below. Bulbous at the base. Late Summer to Autumn in open grassy places. This photograph showing young
  • Macrolepiota procera Field Parasol, St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve, nr Montrose (August 2011)
    Cap 10-25cm diameter, pale buff with scattered darker scales particularly at the slight broad umbo. Gills white, crowded. Stem up to 30 cm tall, greyish/brown/white with patterned markings. Has a very impressive double, superior, moveable ring being white above and brown below. Bulbous at the base. Late Summer to Autumn in open grassy places. Same as previous photograph but showing mature
  • Macrolepiota procera Field Parasol, St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve, near Montrose, Scotland, (August 2011)
    Cap 10-25cm diameter, pale buff with scattered darker scales particularly at the slight broad umbo. Gills white, crowded. Stem up to 30 cm tall, greyish/brown/white with patterned markings. Has a very impressive double, superior, moveable ring being white above and brown below. Bulbous at the base. Late Summer to Autumn in open grassy places. Same as previous photograph but showing cap
  • Macrolepiota procera Field Parasol, St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve, near Montrose Scotland, (August 2011)
    Cap 10-25cm diameter, pale buff with scattered darker scales particularly at the slight broad umbo. Gills white, crowded. Stem up to 30 cm tall, greyish/brown/white with patterned markings. Has a very impressive double, superior, moveable ring being white above and brown below. Bulbous at the base. Late Summer to Autumn in open grassy places. Same as previous photograph but showing gills, stem and double superior moveable ring
  • Letham Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, (August 2011)
    Cap 7 cm, Shiney dark brown - bowl-shaped. Gills concolourous with cap, broad and distant. Stem pale yellow up to 5 cm. In grass amongst broad-leaf and pine trees. Awaiting identification
  • Letham Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, (August 2011)
    Cap 0.5 cm diameter. Pale buff with very fine fibres covering cap. Gills buff and quite close. Stem 1-2 cm concolorous with cap and also covered with very fine fibres. In small group on mossy log. Unidentified
  • Montrose Basin, Angus, Scotland, (August 2011)
    Cap up to 8 cm shiney dark brown with paler scales. Gills dark buff, thick and quite distant. Stem, quite broad, creamy white with belt like rings. No individual ring. Solitary in grass next to cow dung. Unidentified
  • Laccaria amethystina Amethyst deceiver, Letham Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, (August 2011)
    Cap 1-6 cm, deep purple-lilac when moist, when dry looks paler with a scurfy appearance. Gills concolorous with cap and covered in whitish fibres. Gills, distant and also concolorous with cap and stem. Late Summer to Autumn. Amongst coniferous and beech trees
  • Calvatia gigantea Giant Puffball, University Park, University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (September 2011)
    Dimensions - 7-80 cm, white, smooth and sometimes flaking. Attached to the substrate by mycelial cords allowing the structure to roll about in the wind. Spores: olive-brown. Summer to autumn in ones and twos adjacent to woodland and parks. This photograph showing young
  • Calvatia gigantea Giant Puffball, University Park, University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (September 2011)
    Dimensions - 7-80 cm, white, smooth and sometimes flaking. Attached to the substrate by mycelial cords allowing the structure to roll about in the wind. Spores: olive-brown. Summer to autumn in ones and twos adjacent to woodland and parks. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • Hygrocybe virginea Snowy Wax cap (possibly), Stoney Wood, near Wirksworth, Derbyshire, (September 2011)
    Cap 1-3 cm, white becoming tinged with with age. Waxy texture. Stem 5-6 cm white, tapering. No smell. Gills decurrent, wide. In groups in moss and grass on edge of woodland. Late Summer-Autumn
  • Clavaria White Spindles, Stoney Wood, near Wirksworth, Derbyshire, (September 2011)
    Up to 6 cm high, white, slender, blunt and club like tip. In a small group amongst tall grass near to a path. Late Summer-Autumn
  • Clavaria White Spindles, Stoney Wood, near Wirksworth, Derbyshire,(September 2011)
    Up to 6 cm high, white, slender, blunt and club like tip. In a small group amongst tall grass near to a path. Late Summer-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Carsington Reservoir, Derbyshire, (September 2011)
    Cap 5 cm pink hue covered in fine flocci. More so at margin edge. Gills flesh pink, broad and distant. Stem buff and fibrous appearance, but covered in very thick white flocci. In soil on a path next to broad-leaf trees. Unidentified
  • Carsington Reservoir, Derbyshire, (September 2011)
    Cap up 4 cm pink hue covered in fine flocci. More so at margin edge. Gills flesh pink, broad and distant. Stem buff and fibrous appearance, but covered in very thick white flocci. In soil on a path next to broad-leaf trees. Same as previous photograph but showing gills. Unidentified
  • Agaricus (possibly), University Park, Nottinghamshire, (September 2011)
    Cap 7 cm. Pale cream. Gills close, very, pale brown. Stem 5 cm white below ring with very pale pink tinge. Very thick prominent ring and stem above it appears pink. In grass near trees
  • Agaricus (possibly), University Park, Nottinghamshire, (September 2011)
    Cap 7 cm. Pale cream. Gills close, very, pale brown. Stem 5 cm white below ring with very pale pink tinge. Very thick prominent ring and stem above it appears pink. In grass near trees. Same as previous photograph but showing stem, ring and gills
  • Vascellum pratense Meadow Puffball, (possibly), Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (September 2011)
    2-4 cm across, narrowing into a short decompressed stem. Pure white at first, then yellowish, then light brown. Some small white spines, inner wall smooth. On lawns, golf courses, late Summer-Autumn
  • Vascellum pratense Meadow Puffball, (possibly), Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (September 2011)
    2-4 cm across, narrowing into a short decompressed stem. Pure white at first, then yellowish, then light brown. Some small white spines, inner wall smooth. On lawns, golf courses, late Summer-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but 48 hours later and showing slight brown discolouration
  • Clavulinopsis luteoalba Apricot Club (possibly), Arbroath, Angus, Scotland (October 2011)
    Up to 6 cm tall, simple, colour varies from pale yellow to apricot with a whitish or paler tip. In short grass on lawns. This was found on a golf course. Autumn
  • Lyophyllum connatum Letham Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland , (October 2011)
    Cap 3-7 cm, pure white, convex at first then with a wavy margin. Gills white, broad, crowded and decurrent. Stem up to 6 cm concolorous with cap, often swollen at base. No ring. Autumn. On soil in grass in mixed woods. This photograph showing young specimen with swollen base of stem
  • Lyophyllum connatum Letham Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, (October 2011)
    Cap 3-7 cm, pure white, convex at first then with a wavy margin. Gills white, broad, crowded and decurrent. Stem up to 6 cm concolorous with cap, often swollen at base. No ring. Autumn. On soil in grass in mixed woods. Same as previous photograph but showing more mature example with wavy cap margin
  • Lyophyllum connatum Letham Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, (October 2011)
    Cap 3-7 cm, pure white, convex at first then with a wavy margin. Gills white, broad, crowded and decurrent. Stem up to 6 cm concolorous with cap, often swollen at base. No ring. Autumn. On soil in grass in mixed woods. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Letham Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, (October 2011)
    Cap up to 10 cm. Shiney and greasy rust brown. Pores lemon yellow. Stem quite short - 5 cm light brown. No ring. Solitary at the base of a pine tree. Not identified
  • Letham Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland (October 2011)
    Cap up to 10 cm. Shiney and greasy rust brown. Pores lemon yellow. Stem quite short - 5 cm light brown. No ring. Solitary at the base of pine tree. Not identified. Same as previous photograph but showing cap and stem
  • Lethan Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, (October 2011)
    Cap 3-7 cm, pure white, felty texture, more buff at wavy margin edge. Stem short 2-3 cm, no ring. Gills close and dark cream/light buff. In groups on mossy soil near coniferous and broad-leaf trees. Not identified
  • Letham Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, (October 2011)
    Cap 3-7 cm, pure white, felty texture, more buff at wavy margin edge. Stem short 2-3 cm, no ring. Gills close and dark cream/light buff. In groups on mossy soil near coniferous and broad-leaf trees. Not identified. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of cap and felty texture
  • Letham Grange, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, (October 2011)
    Cap 3-7 cm, pure white, felty texture, more buff at wavy margin edge. Stem short 2-3 cm, no ring. Gills close and dark cream/light buff. In groups on mossy soil near coniferous and broad-leaf trees. Not identified. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Crucibulum laeve Common Bird's Nest, Ely, Cambridgeshire, (October 2011)
    Small , brown and cup-shaped. Containing small white coloured eggs in the bottom. Dimensions: 0.5-1 cm diamater and up to 0.8 cm in height. Cup-shaped brownish yellow with a paler whitish/silver lining. Contains several grey/white eggs. In clusters on wood, organic material in groups. Autumn and Winter. Photograph kindly supplied by Morlan Opek
  • Crucibulum laeve Common Bird's Nest, Ely, Cambridgeshire, (October 2011)
    Small , brown and cup-shaped. Containing small white coloured eggs in the bottom. Dimensions: 0.5-1 cm diamater and up to 0.8 cm in height. Cup-shaped brownish yellow with a paler whitish/silver lining. Contains several grey/white eggs. In clusters on wood, organic material in groups. Autumn and Winter. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up. Photograph kindly supplied by Morlan Opek
  • Coprinus Lagopides University Park, Nottingham, (November 2011)
    Cap 2-6 cm, greyish, covered in white or grey fibrils. Margin eventually splitting and the cap becoming transparent. Gills, white then black. Close. Stem, white up to 11 cm. No ring - hollow and fragile. Autumn to Winter in grass or soil. Much more delicate than Lagopus. This photograph showing young
  • Coprinus Lagopides University Park, Nottingham, (November 2011)
    Cap 2-6 cm, greyish, covered in white or grey fibrils. Margin eventually splitting and the cap becoming transparent. Gills, white then black. Close. Stem, white up to 11 cm. No ring - hollow and fragile. Autumn to Winter in grass or soil. Much more delicate than Lagopus. Same as previous photograph but showing perspective
  • Coprinus Lagopides University Park, Nottingham, (Novemberr 2011)
    Cap 2-6 cm, greyish, covered in white or grey fibrils. Margin eventually splitting and the cap becoming transparent. Gills, white then black. Close. Stem, white up to 11 cm. No ring - hollow and fragile. Autumn to Winter in grass or soil. Much more delicate than Lagopus. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of delicate, transparent cap
  • Clathrus archeri Devil's Fingers, Setley Plain, New Forest, Hampshire, (November 2011)
    Egg-shaped volva breaking into star-fish like arms. Up to 4-8 arms that are pink and/or red. Being up to 10 cm in length. Black/olive spore on the inner side smelling of rotting meat with a hint of radish. A native of Australia but found in warmer areas of Europe and more recently in Southern Counties of the UK. Found singularly or in small groups in grassy places near trees. RARE. Photograph very kindly supplied by Julia Slack
  • Boletus chrysenteron Red Cracking Bolete (possibly), University Park, (November 2011)
    Cap 4-11 cm diameter. Dull brown with a sepia hue. Can also have a pink appearance. At maturity the cap cracks irregularly. Stem up to 7 cm - yellow at the apex then with reddish streaks in the middle. Pores,yellow, angular in shape. On grass under fir and broad-leaf trees
  • Rickenella fibula Orange Moss cap (possibly), University Park, Nottingham, (November 2011)
    Cap 0.5-1 cm diam. Flattening with a slightly depressed centre. Yellow/orange but deeper orange at the centre of the cap. Gills decurrent being white to pale yellow. Stem up to 4 cm also pale orange and slightly downy at the base. In short grass amongst moss
  • Chilwell Cemetery, Nottingham, (November 2011)
    Cap 4-6 cm firm, shiney and dark buff, and convex. Gills, pure white and close with a waxy texture. Solitary in grass near conifers. Not identified
  • Tricholoma virgatum Ashen Knight, (possibly), Chilwell Cemetery, (November 2011)
    Cap 3-7 cm, umbo, black or greyish and streaked with black fibrils. Gills light grey. Stem white and can be flushed grey. In broad-leaved woods. Autumn
  • Dale Abbey, Derbyshire, (November 2011)
    Cap up tp 8 cm. Dark buff with grey tinges. Prominent umbo. Margin slightly inrolled. Gills pale buff with hint of lemon. Quite close. Stem up to 8 cm, grey with black fibres. Not identified
  • Hygrocybe ceracea Dale Abbey, Derbyshire, (November 2011)
    Cap 1-4 cm yellow and greasy, becomes flat with maturity. Stem also yellow - no ring. Gills concolorous with cap, broad and distant. Late Summer-Autumn in small groups in short or mown grass
  • Lepista sordida (possibly), Canalside, Beeston, Nottingham, (December 2011)
    Cap 3-8 cm pinkish/brownish/lilac. Slight umbo then flattened. Gills concolorous with cap turning more brownish with age. Broad and crowded. Stem same as cap or more grey, no ring and broader at the base. Summer to Autumn amongst plant debris in hedgrows
  • Lepista sordida (possibly), Canalside, Beeston, Nottingham, (December 2011)
    Cap 3-8 cm pinkish/brownish/lilac. Slight umbo then flattened. Gills concolorous with cap turning more brownish with age. Broad and crowded. Stem same as cap or more grey, no ring and broader at the base. Summer to Autumn amongst plant debris in hedgrows. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Agaricus urinascens (very mature, possibly) Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (December 2011)
    Cap up to 30 cm whitish but splitting into large ochraceous patches with age. Gills whitish grey, at maturity dark brown. Smells of crushed almonds, then like ammonia when mature. Stem white to cream with a thick ring. In grass and pastures in rings in late Summer-Autumn
  • Hygrophorus (Possibly). University Park, Nottinghamshire, (December 2011)
    Cap up to 6 cm. Light grey at margin darker grey towards the centre and peeling. Thick, waxy texture. Gills cream, waxy texture, thick and distant. Stem, short, white with scattered dark fibres. No ring. Near mixed trees in grass/moss
  • Hygrophorus (Possibly). University Park, Nottinghamshire (December 2011)
    Cap up to 6 cm. Light grey at margin darker grey towards the centre and peeling. Thick, waxy texture. Gills cream, waxy texture, thick and distant. Stem, short, white with scattered dark fibres. No ring. Near mixed trees in grass/moss. Same as previous photograph but showing fibres on the stem
  • The Willows, Beeston, Nottingham, (March 2012)
    Cap up to 6 cm diameter. Tan/chestnut streaked. Slightly darker on the small umbo. Shiney when damp. Gills, buff, close. Stem also buff, equal, slightly fibrous with no ring. On grass in a small group. Unidentified
  • The Willows, Beeston, Nottingham, (March 2012)
    Cap up to 6 cm diameter. Tan/chestnut streaked. Slightly darker on the small umbo. Shiney when damp. Gills, buff, close. Stem also buff, equal, slightly fibrous with no ring. On grass in a small group. Same as previous photograph but showing gills. Unidentified
  • Serpula lacrymans Dry rot, Private Garden, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (April 2012)
    Spreading up to 60 cm. Whitish, pinkish, lilac or even grey. Texture spongy. Pores dirty yellow/rust with a white margin. Tends to grow on wood in buildings, or brickwork and plaster. This photograph showing underside pores on the roof of a timber hut. All year
  • Calocybe gambosa St. George's Mushroom, Elvaston Castle, Elvaston, Derbyshire, (April 2012)
    Cap 5-15 cm diameter, white, irregularly wavy, with an inrolled margin. Stem up to 5 cm also white. Gills narrow and crowded - whitish. Found on or around St. George's Day on 23rd April although it can mature a week or so later. Common
  • Calocybe gambosa St. George's Mushroom, Elvaston Castle, Elvaston, Derbyshire (April 2012)
    Cap 5-15 cm diameter, white, irregularly wavy, with an inrolled margin. Stem up to 5 cm also white. Gills narrow and crowded - whitish. Found on or around St. George's Day on 23rd April although it can mature a week or so later. Common. Same as previous photograph but showing cap
  • Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, (May 2012)
    Cap up to 4 cm. Cigar brown with light yellow apex. Paler margin edge. Gills concolorous with cap, wide. Stem, dark brown with uneven ridges. Narrow and tapering at the base. Solitary, in rabbit dung. Unidentified
  • Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, (May 2012)
    Cap up to 4 cm. Cigar brown with light yellow apex. Paler margin edge. Gills concolorous with cap, wide. Stem, dark brown with uneven ridges. Narrow and tapering at the base. Solitary, in rabbit dung. Same as previous photograph but showing yellow apex. Unidentified
  • Agaricus urinascens (possibly), Chilwell, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (May 2012)
    Cap 8-30 cm, whitish but splitting into large ochraceous patches. Gills, whitish grey then finally dark brown. Stem up to 6 cm cream and covered with flocci. Ring thick and scaly underneath. In pastures and grassy areas. Summer to Autumn
  • Tricholoma scalpturatum (possibly), Chilwell, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, (May 2012)
    Cap 3-8 cm grey brown with darker fibre type scales. Sometimes small umbo. Gills light grey, yellowing with maturity. Broad and close. Stem white equal. No ring. Summer to Autumn in groups in or near woods
  • Bolbitius vitellinus Yellow cow-pat toadstool (Young), Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, (May 2012)
    Cap 1-4 cm chrome-yellow. Fragile when damp. Flesh thin. Gills pallid yellow but rust coloured with age. Crowded. Stem whitish, granular. No ring - delicate and hollow. Summer to Autumn - grasslands. For mature example see Browse 1 row 21 number 1
  • Tricholoma scalpturatum (possibly), Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (May 2012)
    Cap 4-8 cm. Pale grey perhaps tinged yellowish-brown at the centre. Has felty scales which can peel revealing a paler colour. Stem white sometimes showing colours of the cap. In pine or beech woods. Early Summer to late Autumn
  • Tricholoma scalpturatum (possibly), Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (May 2012)
    Cap 4-8 cm. Pale grey perhaps tinged yellowish-brown at the centre. Has felty scales which can peel revealing a paler colour. Stem white sometimes showing colours of the cap. In pine or beech woods. Early Summer to late Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Boletus queletii Deceiving Bolete (possibly), Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, (May 2012)
    Cap up to 15 cm diam. Red brown to brick. (Although this photograph does not show the true extent). Bruising blue on contact. Slight over-hanging margin. Stem extremely broad and bulbous, flushed with coral and yellow at apex. Tubes lemon initially then concolorous with cap, also bruising blue. Small group on edge of broad leaf wood. This one next to an oak tree. Uncommon
  • Boletus queletii Deceiving Bolete (possibly), Bramcote. Nottinghamshire, (May 2012)
    Cap up to 15 cm diam. Red brown to brick. (Although this photograph does not show the true extent). Bruising blue on contact. Slight over-hanging margin. Stem extremely broad and bulbous, flushed with coral and yellow at apex. Tubes lemon initially, then concolorous with cap, also bruising blue. Small group on edge of small broad leaf wood. This one next to an oak tree. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing pores and blue bruising
  • Agaricus xanthodermus Yellow Stainer (possibly), (Young), Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (May 2012)
    Cap 5-15 cm. White at first then tiny greyish brown scales. Chrome yellow bruising especially at the margin. Stem also white and also staining chrome yellow at the base. Ink type smell. Gills firstly white, then pale pink and grey-brown. Woods, meadows and gardens. Late Summer to Autumn. Vulnerable needs to be protected. On Red Data List
  • Phaeomarasmius erinaceus Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (June 2012)
    Cap 1-1.5 cm very scaly, yellowish, tan. More pale at the margin edge. The scales being pointed and a fringed margin edge. Stem, mostly curved slightly darker than the cap and also scaly. Gills becoming rust coloured with age and fairly distant. Mostly late Summer on Willow. Uncommon/Rare
  • Phaeomarasmius erinaceus Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (June 2012)
    Cap 1-1.5 cm very scaly, yellowish, tan. More pale at the margin edge. The scales being pointed and a fringed margin edge. Stem, mostly curved slightly darker than the cap and also scaly. Gills becoming rust coloured with age and fairly distant. Mostly late Summer on Willow. Uncommon/Rare. Same as previous photograph but showing stem and cap
  • Phaeomarasmius erinaceus Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (June 2012)
    Cap 1-1.5 cm very scaly, yellowish, tan. More pale at the margin edge. The scales being pointed and a fringed margin edge. Stem, mostly curved slightly darker than the cap and also scaly. Gills becoming rust coloured with age and fairly distant. Mostly late Summer on Willow. Uncommon/Rare. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Scutellinia scutellata The eyelash fungus, Chester, Cheshire (June 2012)
    0.2-1 cm diam. Very small scarlet orange disc. Smooth and covered in long pointed brown hairs. The hairs being dark brown. In groups on rotten wood often buried in moss. Summer-late Autumn
  • Scutellinia scutellata The eyelash fungus, Chester, Cheshire, (June 2012)
    0.2-1 cm diam. Very small scarlet orange disc. Smooth and covered in long pointed brown hairs. The hairs being dark brown. In groups on rotten wood often buried in moss. Summer-late Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing detail of the hairs. This photograph enhanced slightly in order to show the hairs
  • Agaricus arvensis Horse Mushroom, Chester Zoo, Chester, (June 2012)
    Cap 8 - 20 cm diam. Creamy white, which does yellow with age. Stem approximately 4 cm concolorous with cap and having a large skirt ring which splits. Gills, white firstly, then pinkish, then finally brown. Aniseed smell. Often in groups
  • Agaricus arvensis Horse Mushroom, Chester Zoo, Chester, (June 2012)
    Cap 8 - 20 cm diam. Creamy white, which does yellow with age. Stem approximately 4 cm concolorous with cap and having a large skirt ring which splits. Gills, white firstly, then pinkish, then finally brown. Aniseed smell. Often in groups. Same as previous photograph but showing stem and large ring
  • Stereum rugosum possibly, Shipley Park, Derbyshire, (August 2012)
    An encrustation like small bracket on dead wood of broad-leaf trees. When cut colour changes to blood red. I did not carry out this test. 1-4 cm diam. Ochraceous with distinct margin. Less commonly reflexed as in this example. Elastic when damp. Dry and brittle when dry. Throughout the year but more commonly in later Summer. Common
  • Amanita strobiliformis (young), University Park, Nottingham, (August 2012)
    Cap 6-12 cm. Pure white covered with dense flat scales which eventually over-hang the margin. Stem also white, shaggy at maturity with remains of volval bag. Large ring that is thin and superior. Gills being white, and crowded. Usually solitary during Summer and Autumn on soil either in or near broad-leaf trees. Rare. Not to be eaten as is easily confused with other deadly fungi
  • Amanita strobiliformis University Park, Nottingham, (August 2012)
    Cap 6-12 cm. Pure white covered with dense flat scales which eventually over-hang the margin. Stem also white, shaggy at maturity with remains of volval bag. Large ring that is thin and superior. Gills being white, and crowded. Usually solitary during Summer and Autumn on soil either in or near broad-leaf tree. Same as previous photograph but showing gills. Rare. Not to be eaten as is easily confused with other deadly fungi
  • Xerula radicata Rooting Shank, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (August 2012)
    Cap 3-10 cm diam. Olive-deep brown. Bell shaped at first to convex then flattened. Slimy when damp but also wrinkled appearance when dry. Stem up to 10 cm with a long rooting base. Gills white and broad. Under or near deciduous trees. Early Summer-Autumn
  • Xerula radicata Rooting Shank, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (August 2012)
    Cap 3-10 cm diam. Olive-deep brown. Bell shaped at first to convex then flattened. Slimy when damp but also wrinkled appearance when dry. Stem up to 10 cm with a long rooting base. Gills white and broad. Under or near deciduous trees. Early Summer-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing the wrinkled cap when dry
  • Xerula radicata Rooting Shank, University Park Nottinghamshire, (August 2012)
    Cap 3-10 cm diam. Olive-deep brown. Bell shaped at first to convex then flattened. Slimy when damp but also wrinkled appearance when dry. Stem up to 10 cm with a long rooting base. Gills white and broad. Under or near deciduous trees. Early Summer-Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing deep root
  • The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (August 2012)
    Cap 1-2 cm. Date brown, smooth and shiny. Conical. Stem up to 4 cm concolorous with cap. White downy at the base. Solitary amongst bark chippings. Unidentified
  • Meripilus giganteus Giant Polypore, Shropshire, (August 2012)
    50-80 cm acoss, rosette-like on short stems. Fan like shape and thickness up to 2 cm. The upper surface zoned light and darker brown. Pores, can bruise black. At base of beech or oak trees, or stumps, and often seen at the roots some distance away. This example showing the huge area it can cover. Grid reference: SO 35275 93910. Photograph kindly supplied by David Cheshire
  • Agaricus augustus The Prince, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (September 2012)
    Cap 10-20 cm, yellowish brown and covered in chestnut brown scales. Stem is whitish which bruises easily (yellowish) and there being small scales below the large baggy ring. Gills white, then brown. Near to conifers and deciduous trees. Late Summer-Autumn
  • Agaricus augustus The Prince, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (September 2012)
    Cap 10-20 cm, yellowish brown and covered in chestnut brown scales. Stem is whitish which bruises easily (yellowish) and there being small scales below the large baggy ring. Gills white, then brown. Near to conifers and deciduous trees. Late Summer-Autumn Same as previous photograph but showing the large baggy ring
  • Geastrum triplex Collared Earthstar, Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland (September 2012)
    3-5 cm across, bulb-shaped firstly then opening to 5-10 cm and splitting into 4-8 pointed rays. The rays eventually bend backwards thus causing a saucer shape and what appears to be a collar. Amongst leaf litter in or near deciduous woods. Summer to Autumn. The most common of the genus in Britain. This photograph very kindly provided by Donal O'Hanlon
  • Cortinarius Unknown, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (October 2012)
    Cap up to 7 cm diam. Buff to straw coloured with mottled appearance. In-rolled margin. Gills close and darker than cap. Stem broad with swollen base, white at apex, then, similar to cap. Coarse but not scaly. Evidence of ringed zone
  • Cortinarius Unknown, Univeristy Park, Nottinghamshire, (October 2012)
    Cap up to 7 cm diam. Buff to straw coloured with mottled appearance. In-rolled margin. Gills close and darker than cap. Stem broad with swollen base, white at apex, then similar to cap. Coarse but not scaly. Evidence of ringed zone. Same as previous photograph but showing gills and stem
  • Grifola frondosa Hen of the Woods, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (October 2012)
    Up to 15-40 cm across. Branching stem with the branches flattened and tongue shaped. Each branch between 4-10 cm across and up to 1 cm thick. When dry looks brown and like leather. Pores whitish with tinges of yellow. At the base of broad-leaved trees. Autumn
  • Psathyrella microrhiza (possibly), The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (October 2012)
    Cap 1-3 cm, bell shaped initially, greyish with a pinkish tinge/reddish brown. More grey when dry. Stem up to 7 cm, white with the rooting base covered in hairs. Gills adnate, pale then turning brown/black with pinkish edge. On soil amongst wood chippings. Autumn
  • Psathyrella microrhiza (possibly), The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (October 2012)
    Cap 1-3 cm, bell shaped initially, greyish with a pinkish tinge/reddish brown. More grey when dry. Stem up to 7 cm, white with the rooting base covered in hairs. Gills adnate, pale then turning brown/black with pinkish edge. On soil amongst wood chippings. Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing maturity
  • Hygrocybe pratensis Meadow Waxcap, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (October 2012)
    Cap 3-8 cm, ochraceous or tawny-buff. Cracking with age. Gills, deeply decurrent, spaced and buff. Stem up to 8 cm paler than the cap and tapering towards the base. In pastureland in the autumn
  • Hygrocybe pratensis Meadow Waxcap, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (October 2012)
    Cap 3-8 cm, ochraceous or tawny-buff. Cracking with age. Gills, deeply decurrent, spaced and buff. Stem up to 8 cm paler than the cap and tapering towards the base. In pastureland in the autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing stem
  • Tubifera ferruginosa Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, (October 2012)
    Dimensions up to 5 cm and either elongated or vaguely circular shaped. Orange coloured. On dead or rotton wood of broad-leaf trees. Frequent throughout the year
  • Tubifera ferruginosa Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, (October 2012)
    Dimensions up to 5 cm and either elongated or vaguely circular shaped. Orange coloured. On dead or rotten wood of broad-leaf trees. Frequent throughout the year. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of individual sporangia
  • Pholiota adiposa (possibly), Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, (October 2012)
    Cap up to 12 cm. Golden yellow, slimey and covered in rust scales. Gills very pale lemon becoming rust coloured with age. Stem up to 5 cm tall, concolorous with cap. Smooth above the ring, then bands of rusty scales below. Often curved. The ring being very fragile and difficult to see. Late Summer to Autumn and uncommon. The light was very bad the day I took this photograph and the colours do not look typical
  • Pholiota adiposa (possibly) Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, (October 2012)
    Cap up to 12 cm. Golden yellow, slimey and covered in rust scales. Gills very pale lemon becoming rust coloured with age. Stem up to 5 cm tall, concolorous with cap. Smooth above the ring, then bands of rusty scales below. Often curved. The ring being very fragile and difficult to see. Late Summer to Autumn and uncommon. The light was very bad the day I took this photograph and the colours do not look typical. Same as previous photograph but showing gills and stem
  • Hygrocybe ceracea Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, (October 2012)
    Cap up to 4 cm diam. Bright yellow and can have an orange tinge. Greasy and waxy texture. Gills concolorous with cap, decurrent, broad and quite distant. Stem also concolorous with cap and equal. Late Summer to Autumn in groups in short grass
  • Leucoagaricus leucothites (possibly), Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (October 2012)
    Cap up to 8 cm white but can have a buff hue when more mature. Gills white and crowded, with very subtle either rose or buff tinge. Stem white smooth with a white superior ring. Slightly bulbous base. Amongst grass, verges or in gardens
  • Leucoagaricus leucothites (possibly), Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (October 2012)
    Cap up to 8 cm white but can have a buff hue when more mature. Gills white and crowded, with very subtle either rose or buff tinge. Stem white smooth with a white superior ring. Slightly bulbous base. Amongst grass, verges or in gardens. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Schizophyllum commune Split Gill, Shipley Park, Derbyshire, (November 2012)
    Shaped like a fan and up to 4 cm diam. Whitish either felty or finely hairy. Gills pale white to flesh pink and split length ways. On dead twigs and related debris. All year. Occasional
  • Schizophyllum communeSplit Gill, Shipley Park, Derbyshire, (November 2012)
    Shaped like a fan and up to 4 cm diam. Whitish either felty or finely hairy. Gills pale white to flesh pink and split length ways. On dead twigs and related debris. All year. Occasional. Same as previous photograph but showing the split gills
  • Calocera cornea Shipley Park, Derbyshire, (November 2012)
    Yellow quite blunt and gelatinous. maximum 1-2 cm tall. Spine-shaped not forked. In crowded groups on dead branches and twigs of broad-leaf trees, Summer to Autumn. Common
  • Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (November 2012)
    Cap up to 6 cm. Pale flesh pink/grey, fibrous, with scales on umbo. Gills slightly decurrent and wide, concolorous with cap. Stem also concolorous as cap also slightly fibrous. No ring. At base of elm tree. Unidentified
  • Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (November 2012)
    Cap up to 6 cm. Pale flesh pink/grey, fibrous, with scales on umbo. Gills slightly decurrent and wide, concolorous with cap. Stem also concolorous as cap also slightly fibrous. No ring. At base of elm tree. Same as previous photograph but showing gills. Unidentified
  • Hygrocybe virginea Snowy waxcap, Lower Birchwood, Derbyshire, (December 2012)
    Cap 1-3 cm white at first then becoming ivory or tinged ochraceous with maturity. Gills decurrent and spaced widely. Concolorous with cap. Stem up to 4 cm whitish. In pastures, open grassland and open woodland. Autumn
  • Hygrocybe virginea Snowy waxcap, Lower Birchwood, Derbyshire, (December 2012)
    Cap 1-3 cm white at first then becoming ivory or tinged ochraceous with maturity. Gills decurrent and spaced widely. Concolorous with cap. Stem up to 4 cm whitish. In pastures, open grassland and open woodland. Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing decurrent gills
  • Kretzschmaria deusta Brittle Cinder, Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire, (January 2013)
    Appearing as battle-ship grey/whitish and irregular fruit body. Eventually turning black and can be crushed when rubbed together. On old dead stumps of deciduous trees. This one was hidden in the hollow of an old stump. All year
  • Mycena pura Babworth Woods, Retford, Nottinghamshire, (October 2012)
    Cap up to 5 cm lilac-pink when damp. Radially grooved. Gills lilac/greyish, broad and fairly distant. Stem concolorous with cap, smooth no ring with down at the base. Summer-Autumn Photograph kindly supplied by David Wilcox
  • Ramaria stricta Upright Coral, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (January 2013)
    Up to 10cm in height and 8 cm wide. Numerous ochraceous branches and can look flesh coloured. Becoming darker with age and bruising. Sweet smell of pepper and aniseed. On the ground on or near conifers. Late Summer-Winter. Uncommon in some places and is on the red data list
  • Ramaria stricta Upright Coral, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (January 2013)
    Up to 10cm in height and 8 cm wide. Numerous ochraceous branches and can look flesh coloured. Becoming darker with age and bruising. Sweet smell of pepper and aniseed. On the ground on or near conifers. Late Summer-Winter. Uncommon in some places and is on the red data list. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of upright stems
  • Mycelium, Annersley Wood, Annersley, Nottinghamshire, (February 2013)
    Exposed mycelium (the vegetative body of most fungi) on a dead log where a chunk had fallen off thus showing the network of mycelium that is normally hidden from view
  • Mycelium, Annersley Wood, Annersley, Nottinghamshire, (February 2013)
    Exposed mycelium (the vegetative body of most fungi) on a dead log where a chunk had fallen off thus showing the network of mycelium that is normally hidden from view. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Crust fungus, Martins Pond, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, (February 2013)
    Surface coverage up to 30 cm. Smooth, dark buff, on dead branch
  • Fomes fomentarius Annersley Wood, Nottinghamshire, (February 2013)
    Hoof-shaped bracket up to 25cm diam. Usually greyish brown favouring beech and sycamore. This photograph is unusual because it shows an example of a F. fomentarius that has turned jet black and having a lacquered appearance. This can happen after very long periods of extremely wet and cold weather as occurred during the Winter of 2013
  • Biscogniauxia nummularia University Park, Nottinghamshire, (February 2013)
    Black, hard and crusty structure. In clusters and merging, with cracked appearance. On dead wood of beech trees. Throughout the year
  • Crepidotus possibly, Annersley Wood, Annersley, Nottinghamshire, (February 2013)
    Cap 0.5-1 cm. White and delicate. Gills white with a very pale pink hue. Crowded but slightly distant. On hawthorn twig.
  • Crepidotus Annersley Wood, Annersley, Nottinghamshire, (February 2013)
    Cap 0.5-1 cm. White and delicate. Gills white with a very pale pink hue. Crowded but slightly distant. On hawthorn twig. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Leocarpus fragilis Egg shell slime mould, (possibly), Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, (April 2013)
    Minute grey/purple sacs, less than 0.5 cm diam resembling tiny grapes. Spores escape on touching. On dead log. Please note this is a slime-mould not a fungus
  • Leocarpus fragilis Egg shell slime mould, (possibly), Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, (April 2013)
    Minute grey/purple sacs, less than 0.5 cm diam resembling tiny grapes. Spores escape on touching. On dead log. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up. Please note this is a slime-mould not a fungus
  • Trametes suaveolens University Park, Nottinghamshire, (April 2013)
    Cap 6-12 cm diam and up to 3.5 cm thick. Whitish, cream with a green algal tinge with maturity. The margin being slightly wavy. Pores white being angular or slot- shaped. Annual, in tiers on willow and popular
  • Trametes suaveolens University Park, Nottinghamshire, (April 2013)
    Cap 6-12 cm diam and up to 3.5 cm thick. Whitish, cream with a green algal tinge with maturity. The margin being slightly wavy. Pores white being angular or slot- shaped. Annual, in tiers on willow and popular. Same as previous photograph but showing pores
  • Auricularia auricula-judae Jelly fungus, University Park, Nottinghamshire, (April 2013)
    Cap 3-8 cm diam. Brown and ear-shaped. Normally gelatinous. Favouring elder. This photograph showing how the gelatinous constitution can change to become rock hard in very cold and dry prolonged weather and altering the whole appearance of this fungus
  • Gymnosporangium confusum Juniper rust, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (May 2013)
    Diam - 2 - 4 cm and medium brown, forming a ball like gall which produces a set of orange tentacle-like spore tubes called telial horns. These horns expand and have a jelly like consistency when wet which may also fall to the ground. This photograph showing gelatinous stage. Found on Chinese Juniper tree. This is the first recording of this fungus in the county of Nottinghamshire
  • Gymnosporangium confusum Juniper rust, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (May 2013)
    Diam - 2 - 4 cm and medium brown, forming a ball like gall which produces a set of orange tentacle-like spore tubes called telial horns. These horns expand and have a jelly like consistency when wet which may also fall to the ground. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of gelatinous texture and colour hues. Found on Chinese Juniper tree. This is the first recording of this fungus in the county of Nottinghamshire
  • Gymnosporangium confusum Juniper rust, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (May 2013)
    Diam - 2 - 4 cm and medium brown, forming a ball like gall which produces a set of orange tentacle-like spore tubes called telial horns. These horns expand and have a jelly like consistency when wet which may also fall to the ground. Same as previous photograph but showing at maturity on the Chinese juniper tree. This is the first recording of this fungus in the county of Nottinghamshire
  • Gymnosporangium confusum Juniper rust, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (May 2013)
    Diam - 2 - 4 cm and medium brown, forming a ball like gall which produces a set of orange tentacle-like spore tubes called telial horns. These horns expand and have a jelly like consistency when wet which may also fall to the ground. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up and mustard coloured spores. Found on Chinese juniper tree. This is the first recording of this fungus in the county of Nottinghamshire
  • Gymnosporangium confusum Juniper rust, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, (May 2013)
    Diam - 2 - 4 cm and medium brown, forming a ball like gall which produces a set of orange tentacle-like spore tubes called telial horns. These horns expand and have a jelly like consistency when wet which may also fall to the ground. Same as previous photograph but showing young. Found in Chinese juniper tree. This is the first recording of this fungus in the county of Nottinghamshire
  • Phellinus igniarius Willow Bracket, Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (May 2013)
    Diam 5-30 cm. Hoof-like and flat. Rusty brown when young, grey when mature and finally black. Cracked appearance. Hard and woody looking and concentrically ridged. Habitat usually willow trees. Spring to late Autumn. This photograph showing young
  • Phellinus igniarius Willow Bracket, Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, (May 2013)
    Diam 5-30 cm. Hoof-like and flat. Rusty brown when young, grey when mature and finally black. Cracked appearance. Hard and woody looking and concentrically ridged. Habitat usually willow trees. Spring to late Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing mature
  • Fomitopsis pinicola Red belted-bracket, Chedworth Woods, Gloucestershire, (May 2013)
    Diam. 5-25 cm hoof-like bracket. Grooved. At first buff-yellow then brownish grey. Smells strongly acidic. Pore surface pale yellow - greyish violet. Solitary or in small groups. On wood of broad-leaved or coniferous trees all year. Only the second time this has ever been recorded in Gloucestershire. (January 2013), Rare. Photograph very kindly provided by David Cross
  • Pheniophora incarnata Rosy Crust, Letham, Angus, Scotland, (May 2013)
    Thin and pale or might be pale orange. Growing on the underside of branches. On wood of all kinds, especially gorse. This example found on gorse and adjacent to Tremella mesenterica. See next photograph
  • Tremella mesenterica Yellow Brain, Letham, Angus, Scotland, (May 2013)
    2-10 cm across, soft folded lobes, ranging in colour from yellow to deep orange. This example deep orange. Can grow on dead deciduous branches. This one found on gorse. All year but mostly late Autumn. This example growing with Pheniophora visible. See previous photograph
  • Panaeolus semiovatus Egghead mottlegill, Letham, Angus, Scotland (May 2013)
    Cap 2-6 cm diam. Clay-whitish, with creased appearance and drying shiny. Gills broad and cream but soon turning black. Stem concolorous with cap, with a fine white ring. On dung. Spring to early Winter. This photograph showing mature group
  • Panaeolus semiovatus Egghead mottlegill, Letham, Angus, Scotland (May 2013
    Cap 2-6 cm diam. Clay-whitish, with creased appearance and drying shiny. Gills broad and cream but soon turning black. Stem concolorous with cap, with a fine white ring. On dung. Spring to early Winter. This photograph showing close-up
  • Panaeolus semiovatus Egghead mottlegill, Letham, Angus, Scotland , (May 2013)
    Cap 2-6 cm diam. Clay-whitish, with creased appearance and drying shiny. Gills broad and cream but soon turning black. Stem concolorous with cap, with a fine white ring. On dung. Spring to early Winter. Same as previous photograph but showing gills
  • Polyporus brumalis Winter Polypore, Letham, Angus, Scotland, (May 2013)
    Cap 1-12 cm diam. Depressed in the middle, the margin being wavy and in-rolled. Colour varies between grey-brown, tabacco-brown and looks minutely bristly, Stem often curved and being yellow through to buff. Pores white to cream looking elongated. On dead wood of deciduous trees, logs and fallen branches. Winter to early Spring
  • Polypore brumalis Winter Polypore, Letham, Angus, Scotland, (May 2013)
    Cap 1-12 cm diam. Depressed in the middle, the margin being wavy and in-rolled. Colour varies between grey-brown, tabacco-brown and looks minutely bristly, Stem often curved and being yellow through to buff. Pores white to cream looking elongated. On dead wood of deciduous trees, logs and fallen branches. Winter to early Spring. Same as previous photograph but showing pores.
  • Arrhenia retiruga University Park, Nottinghamshire, (May 2013)
    Cap 0.5-1.5cm diam. Disc-shaped, or like a fan. Pallid, whitish, grey. Margin lobed. This fungus has no stem or gills. It looks like it is just resting on either grass stems or moss. Habitat usually on moss. Occasionally on dead grass or twigs. Winter to Spring. Uncommon
  • Arrhenia retiruga University Park, Nottinghamshire, (May 2013
    Cap 0.5-1.5cm diam. Disc-shaped, or like a fan. Pallid, whitish, grey. Margin lobed. This fungus has no stem or gills. It looks like it is just resting on either grass stems or moss. Habitat usually on moss. Occasionally on dead grass or twigs. Winter to Spring. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing underside
  • Arrhenia retiruga University Park, Nottinghamshire, (May 2013)
    Cap 0.5-1.5cm diam. Disc-shaped, or like a fan. Pallid, whitish, grey. Margin lobed. This fungus has no stem or gills. It looks like it is just resting on either grass stems or moss. Habitat usually on moss. Occasionally on dead grass or twigs. Winter to Spring. Uncommon. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Scorias spongiosa Black sooty mould (possibly), Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (June 2013)
    Black powder-like substance growing on fallen holly leaves and other ornamental plants. Rarely harmful to plants but does block out sunlight. More a cosmetic problem for plants and can look more alarming than harmful as sometimes huge quantities can be produced in a matter of days
  • Scorias spongiosa Black sooty mould (possibly) Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (June 2013)
    Black powder-like substance growing on fallen holly leaves and other ornamental plants. Rarely harmful to plants but does block out sunlight. More a cosmetic problem for plants and can look more alarming than harmful as sometimes huge quantities can be produced in a matter of days
  • Agrocybe molesta. dura (possibly), University Park, Nottinghamshire, (July 2013)
    Cap 3-7 cm, ivory white sometimes yellowish cream. Creased and wrinkled. Rubbery texture and very firm. Stem whitish with a cottony ring close to the apex. Gills, firstly pale and then darker. Usually solitary in grass at path edges and roadsides. This one in bark chippings amongst shrubs next to a path. Spring to Summer. Occasional
  • Agrocybe molesta. dura, (possibly), University Park, Nottinghamshire, (July 2013)
    Cap 3-7 cm, ivory white sometimes yellowish cream. Creased and wrinkled. Rubbery texture and very firm. Stem whitish with a cottony ring close to the apex. Gills, firstly pale and then darker. Usually solitary in grass at path edges and roadsides. This one in bark chippings amongst shrubs next to a path. Spring to Summer. Occasional. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up of creased cap
  • Xylaria polymorpha Dead Man's Fingers, (young)The Willows, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (July 2013)
    The fingers being blackish and up to 3-8 cm high and up to 3 cm wide. On stumps on or near beech. All year. This photograph showing a young example prior to turning black
  • Gymnosporangium confusum, on Pear Tree, Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (August 2013)
    This may be the aecial host of G. confusum found on the Juniper tree some 8 weeks prior to this photograph being taken. For further information please refer to Browse 4 thumb nail panel 25 or my blog
  • Gymnosporangium confusum on Pear Tree, Private Garden, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, (August 2013)
    This may be the aecial host of G. confusum found on the Juniper tree some 8 weeks prior to this photograph being taken. For further information please refer to Browse 4 thumb nail panel 25 or my blog. Same as previous photograph but showing close-up
  • Russula nigricans, (Possibly), Blackening Brittlegill, Broubster Forest, Thurso-Dunbeath, Scotland, (August 2013)
    Cap 5-20 cm across. Dirty white at first, turning brown then black. Convex initially, then a deep depression. Margin incurved. Gills very thick and wide with many shorter ones in between. Greyish pink then turning black and brittle. Amongst broad-leaved and coniferous trees, Summer to late Autumn. Photograph kindly supplied by Leslie Martin
  • Russula nigricans, (Possibly), Blackening Brittlegill, Broubster Forest, Thurso-Dunbeath, Scotland, (August 2013)
    Cap 5-20 cm across. Dirty white at first, turning brown then black. Convex initially, then a deep depression. Margin incurved. Gills very thick and wide with many shorter ones in between. Greyish pink then turning black and brittle. Amongst broad-leaved and coniferous trees, Summer to late Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing gills. Photograph kindly supplied by Leslie Martin
  • Russula nigricans, (Possibly), Blackening Brittlegill, Broubster Forest, Thurso-Dunbeath, Scotland, (August 2013)
    Cap 5-20 cm across. Dirty white at first, turning brown then black. Convex initially, then a deep depression. Margin incurved. Gills very thick and wide with many shorter ones in between. Greyish pink then turning black and brittle. Amongst broad-leaved and coniferous trees, Summer to late Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing cap. Photograph kindly supplied by Leslie Martin
  • Amanita rubescens, The Blusher, Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire, (August 2013)
    Cap 5-15 cm with a rosy brown to pale flesh colour. This example was more flesh coloured with a very pale rosy hint. Covered in white or pale reddish patches. Gills white and later spotted with red on damage. Stem up to 5 cm with a pronounced bulbous base that looks rough textured. Has a membranous ring. Stem becoming reddish near the base. No strong smell. In coniferous and deciduous woodland. Summer to Autumn
  • Amanita rubescens, The Blusher, Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire, (August 2013)
    Cap 5-15 cm with a rosy brown to pale flesh colour. This example was more flesh coloured with a very pale rosy hint. Covered in white or pale reddish patches. Gills white and later spotted with red on damage. Stem up to 5 cm with a pronounced bulbous base that looks rough textured. Has a membranous ring. Stem becoming reddish near the base. No strong smell. In coniferous and deciduous woodland. Summer to Autumn. Same as previous photograph but showing young
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