Fungi

Fungi can be found on The Island in a variety of places - dead wood, living wood, in undergrowth, across the meadow.  This page records fungi that have been found there.  Our aim is to build up a record of images and identifications of The Island's many fungi.

Thanks to Laurette Guest for photographing and identifying these fungi this autumn (2016).  Click on the photos for a larger scale image.

Chanterelle
Chanterelle
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Clavulinopsis sp.
Clavulinopsis sp.
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Sulphur Polypore (Laetiporus sulphu)
Sulphur Polypore (Laetiporus sulphu)
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Coriolus versicolor
Coriolus versicolor
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Common Earthball (Scleroderma citri)
Common Earthball (Scleroderma citri)
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Entoloma sp.
Entoloma sp.
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Lactarius sp
Lactarius sp
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Inocybe - tbc
Inocybe - tbc
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(unidentified)
(unidentified)
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Neobulgaria pura
Neobulgaria pura
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Mycena flavo alba
Mycena flavo alba
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Earlier Records

Previously, Bob Blewitt and Adrian Bradshaw have recorded the following species:

  • Auricularia auricula-judae (Jelly Ear)

  • Noleana sp.

  • Nectria cinnabarina (Coral Spot)

  • Chondrostereum purpureum (Silverleaf Fungus)

  • Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom)

  • Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man's Fingers)

  • Marasmius candidus

  • Russula delica (Milky White Brittlegill)

  • Panaeolina foenisecii (Brown Haycap)

  • Stereum rugosum (Bleeding Broadleaf Crust)

  • Mycena speirea (Bark Bonnet)

  • Daldinia concentrica (King Alfred's Cakes)

  • Russula cyanoxantha (Charcoal Burner)

  • Marasmius rotula (Little Wheel or Collared Parachute)