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When I posted about our ‘Walking with Mary’ fungi foray in Draethen Woodlands last Saturday, I said I would report back with our final species list. Just as Mary and her colleagues had walked these woods in both October and November, so did we, with a site recce on 19 October and then our group foray on 6 November, so this is actually the combined list for both walks. Mary had recorded more than 90 different species of fungi; our total is 79. Being optomistic, I think the lesser number can probably be attributed to our dry autumn weather this year rather than any species loss.


Here are more photos of the fungi we found, followed by the full species list for any keen fungi fans out there. You can see details of the walk and Mary’s species lists on the Mary Gillham Archive Project website here.

Scientific name Common name
Agaricus sp.
Amanita sp. Possibly Death Cap Amanita phalloides
Amanita vaginata Grisette
Armillaria gallica Bulbous Honey Fungus
Armillaria mellea Honey Fungus
Ascocoryne sarcoides Purple Jellydisc
Auricularia auricula-judae Jelly ear
Bisporella citrina Lemon Disco
Bjerkandera adusta Smoky Bracket
Chlorociboria sp. Green elf cup
Clavaria vermicularis White Spindles
Collybia butyracea var. asema Butter cap
Collybia sp.
Coprinellus micaceus Glistening inkcap
Coprinus sp. Possibly Shaggy Inkcap
Coprinus sp. Possibly Common Inkcap
Cortinarius sp.
Crepidotus applanatus Flat oysterling
Crepidotus mollis Peeling oysterling
Cystolepiota seminuda
Daedaleopsis confragosa Blushing bracket
Daldinia concentrica King Alfred’s cakes
Diatrype disciformis Beech Barkspot
Exidia nucleata Crystal brain
Exidia sp. Either E. plana or E. glandulosa
Ganoderma sp. Either G. adspersum or G. applanatum
Gymnopus dryophilus Russet Toughshank
Hydnum sp. Possibly H. repandum Hedgehog Fungus
Hygrocybe conica Conical Wax-Cap
Hygrophorus discoxanthus Yellowing woodwax
Hygrophorus eburneus Ivory Woodwax
Hypholoma capnoides Conifer tuft
Hypholoma fasciculare Sulphur tuft
Hypholoma marginatum Snakeskin Brownie
Hypoxylon fragiforme Beech woodwart
Hypoxylon fuscum Hazel Woodwart
Kretzschmaria deusta Brittle cinder
Laccaria amethystina Amethyst deceiver
Lactarius aurantiacus Orange Milkcap
Leotia lubrica Jellybaby
Lepista sp. Possibly Lepista nuda Wood Blewitt
Lycogala sp. Orange slime mould
Lycoperdon excipuliforme Pestle puffball
Lycoperdon nigrescens Dusky puffball
Lycoperdon pyriforme Stump Puffball
Marasmius wynnei Pearly parachute
Mutinus caninus Dog stinkhorn
Mycena arcangeliana Angel’s bonnet
Mycena diosma
Mycena haematopus Burgundydrop bonnet
Mycena rosea Rosy bonnet
Mycena sp.
Mycena vitilis Snapping Bonnet
Oudemansiella mucida Porcelain Fungus
Phallus impudicus Stinkhorn
Pholiota squarrosa Shaggy Scalycap
Phragmidium bulbosum Rubus leaf rust fungus
Phragmidium violaceum Violet Bramble Rust
Piptoporus betulinus Birch polypore
Pluteus phlebophorus Wrinkled shield
Postia caesia Conifer blueing bracket
Postia sp. A crust fungus
Psathyrella sp. One of the Brittlestem fungi
Ramaria sp. Coral fungus
Rhodocollybia butyracea Butter cap
Rhytisma acerinum Sycamore Tarspot
Russula sp.
Sarea resinae
Scleroderma sp. Earthball
Stereum hirsutum Hairy curtain crust
Terana coerulea Cobalt crust
Thelephora terrestris Earth-Fan
Trametes gibbosa Lumpy Bracket
Trametes versicolor Turkey tail
Tricholoma terreum Grey Knight
Xylaria carpophila Beechmast Candlesnuff
Xylaria hypoxylon Candlesnuff
Xylaria longipes Dead Moll’s Fingers
Xylaria polymorpha Dead Man’s Fingers