Top 100 Target Species potentially fruiting in December


Non-lichenised Ascomycota

  Species (links to species information) Associated organisms/substrata When to look Localities Last recorded (pre project) Successful search (during project lifespan) Number of sites (post 1960) Datasheet  Maps 
Biscogniauxia marginata In GB&I, on dead Malus bark. Known elsewhere from various hardwood species, mostly belonging to the Rosaceae Jan-Dec? England (NE Yorkshire) 1910   1(0)   Map
Cryptomyces maximus A weak parasite of Salix branches, sometimes associated with mechanical damage Feb-Dec, probably Jan-Dec. Recent records from Wales (Pembrokeshire), with a single new locality in Shropshire 2013 Yes 11(6)   Map
Daldinia petriniae A Daldinia concentrica look-alike found on Alnus (alder). Jan-Dec Single sites recorded in North Hampshire, Surrey, Worcester, and Warwickshire. 1998 Yes 4(4)   Map
Hypocreopsis lichenoides Parasitic on Hymenochaetopsis tabacina (=Hymenochaete tabacina), usually found associated with Salix spp. Jan-Dec The only confirmed recent records are from Wales (Radnorshire), and now also from Scotland (Berwickshire). 1993 Yes 2(2) PDF Map
Hypoxylon fuscoides A Hypoxylon fuscum (hazel woodwart) lookalike, on Alnus or Betula spp. Jan-Dec? Known from Ireland (County Down and County Armagh), England (Derbyshire and Buckinghamshire), and Wales (Glamorgan). 2011 Yes 6(6)   Map
Microglossum atropurpureum A purple-brown to purple-black earthtongue with colourless spores, found in unimproved grassland. Aug-Feb Widely distributed but infrequently recorded in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. 2013 Yes     Map
Mollisia subglobosa On felled trunks of Ilex aquifolium, in association with Nectria punicea var. ilicis. Dec-Feb England (historical records from S Hampshire, now also reported from Somerset and Wales (Pembrokeshire). 2013 Yes 6(6)   Map
Thyronectria roseovirens In GB&I, on dead (burnt) wood of Ulex europaeus (gorse). Elsewhere on wood and bark of various legumes. Jan-Dec? England (S Hampshire); first found in 2014, re-found on the same site in 2015, and at three further locations in the New Forest. 2014 Yes 4(4) PDF Map

Larger Basidiomycota

  Species (links to species information) Associated organisms/substrata When to look Localities Last recorded (pre project) Successful search (during project lifespan) Number of sites (post 1960) Datasheet  Maps 
Chromosera citrinopallida A yellow waxcap from upland dwarf-shrub heaths, deep moss, unimproved grassland, drier areas of bogs and snow beds. Sept-Jan Known from Scotland (S Aberdeenshire, E Ross), Northern Ireland (Antrim), England (Mid-west Yorkshire, S Lancashire, Herefordshire) and Wales (Radnor). 2008       Map
Dichomitus efibulatus A poroid fungus causing a white rot on the dead attached wood or woody stems of blackthorn (Prunus), hazel (Corylus), gorse (Ulex) rose (Rosa) blackberry (Rubus) and hornbeam (Carpinus). Jan-Dec Most records are from South West England (Cornwall & Devon) it has also been found in S. Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Guernsey. 2013 No     Map
Entoloma bloxamii s.l. A robust pale greyish-blue-to-brown mushroom with white-to-pink gills. Several species have been recorded under this name in Britain, and we need new finds and voucher specimens to help revise their known distribution. Jul-Dec Known throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. 2014 Yes     Map
Favolaschia calocera An unmistakeable small bracket fungus growing on rotten wood Sept-Dec Found in a number of sites in Cornwall and S Devon, further localities within this area to be confirmed 2014 Yes 8(8)   Map
Gliophorus reginae A pink- to purple-capped waxcap mushroom from unimproved grassland Oct-Jan Recorded from scattered localities in south, central and NW England, west Wales and Northern Ireland 2013 Yes 12(12)   Map
Hericium coralloides A fungus with a white, branched, coral-like fruitbody of up to 25 cm diam., on fallen trunks and logs of Fagus sylvatica (common beech) and Fraxinus excelsior (common ash). Aug-Dec, occasionally also Jan-Feb. Widespread but infrequently recorded throughout south and east England, with occasional records as north as Yorkshire. A single record from Wales (in Monmouthshire VC35). 2015 Yes      
Hericium erinaceus A fungus with distinctive white football-sized fruitbodies, formed of downward-pointing spines 10-40 mm long, fruiting high up on exposed central deadwood of old standing Fagus or Quercus trees. Sept-Nov, with occasional records from earlier and later months. Widespread but infrequently recorded throughout south England, with occasional records as north as Cumbria; and in Denbeighshire and Monmouthshire in Wales. 2015 Yes      
Hohenbuehelia bonii An almost sessile (barely stalked), yellow-brown oyster mushroom growing at the base of Ammophila arenaria (marram grass). Sept-Jan Found in England (West Sussex and East Kent), Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Merionethshire), Scotland (East Lothian) and Ireland (Dublin). 2012 No 7(6)   Map
Hohenbuehelia culmicola A small dark greyish brown to black oyster mushroom, with a well-developed stem fruiting on sand dunes near the base of Ammophila arenaria (marram grass). Sept-Feb Found in England (West Norfolk, North-east Yorkshire and Durham) Wales (Glamorgan and Carmarthenshire) Scotland (East Lothian) and Ireland (Dublin). 2008 No 7(6)   Map
Perenniporia ochroleuca A small bracket fungus on branches of dead wood of mainly on blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) but also hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), and other hosts, in coastal areas. Distinctive due to its very distinctive, fine and regular pores. Jan-Dec Throughout Cornwall, along the south coast of England, Pembrokeshire, and the Channel Islands. 2014 Yes     Map
Tulostoma niveum A minute stalked puffball in moss patches on top of limestone boulders Apr-Dec Only known from the Inchnadampf area (W Sutherland) (two main sites and three more distant sites from single records); a widespread population at Craig Leek SSSI in S Aberdeenshire; and a new site in Lismore, Argyll. 2013 Yes 6(6) PDF Map

Map of Top 100 Target species potentially fruiting in December

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith