Top 100 Target Species potentially fruiting in December

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Non-lichenised Ascomycota

  Species (links to species information) Associated organisms/substrata When to look Localities Last recorded (pre project) Successful search (during project lifespan) British sites  Maps 
Pre-1965 1965-June 2014 July 2014-present (LAFF) Extant (since 1965)
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 0 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 5 7 22 24 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 1 2 1 3 Map

Hypocreopsis lichenoides

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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 6 1 3 3 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 0 2 6 8 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 24 62 2 63 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 0 4 2 6 Map
Thyronectria roseovirens

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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 0 0   4 Map

Larger Basidiomycota

  Species (links to species information) Associated organisms/substrata When to look Localities Last recorded (pre project) Successful search (during project lifespan) British sites  Maps 
Pre-1965 1965-June 2014 July 2014-present (LAFF) Extant (since 1965)
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). Records revised with those from grassland sites in England (Mid-west Yorkshire, S Lancashire, Herefordshire) and Wales (Radnor) considered misidentifications. 2008   0 3 0 3 Map
Dichomitus efibulatus (= Polyporus 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   0 23 4 27 Map
Entoloma atromadidum A robust dark navy blue to grey Entoloma with an often slightly wrinkled cap margin, recently segregated from the Entoloma bloxamii species concept, with smaller spores than E. bloxamii s.s. Jul-Dec Known from a number of sites throughout England and Wales. NA Described as a new species as a result of project actions 0 8 11 17 Map
Entoloma bloxamii A stout light lilac to greyish Entoloma and large (7.5-10 micron diam.) spores. Recently epityped with DNA-barcoded material to stabilise the species concept. Jul-Dec Confirmed from a number of sites throughout England, and one from Wales. NA Yes 0 6 5 11 Map
Entoloma bloxamii sensu lato A stout "Big Blue Pinkgill" species concept comprising a number of biological species (E. atromadidum, E. bloxamii s.l., E. madidum and E. ochreoprunuloides f. hyacinthinum).  Unresolved historical and recent records can be recorded under this name. Jul-Dec Recorded throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. 2014 Yes 26 112 18 124 Map
Entoloma madidum A stout bright neon-to-sky blue (fading to light grey) Entoloma with smaller spores (less than 7.5 microns) than E. bloxamii s.s. Recently neotyped to stabilise the species concept. Jul-Dec Confirmed from a number of sites in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. NA Yes 0 10 3 13 Map
Entoloma ochreoprunuloides and E. ochreoprunuloides f. hyacinthinum A stout Entoloma with a variety of different colour forms, including pinkish, brownish, and brownish with violet tones (the latter being forma hyacinthinum). E. ochreoprunuloides f. hyacinthinum has historically been confused with E. bloxamii and recorded under this name. It usually has smaller spores (less than 7.5 microns) than E. bloxamii s.s. Jul-Dec Confirmed from a number of sites in England and Wales. 2011 (described 2013) Yes 0 4 2 6 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 0 1 11 11 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 0 9 10 16 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 Described as a new species as a result of project actions 0 6 0 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   0 7 0 7 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 0 24 42 58 Map

Tulostoma niveum

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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 0 7 3 8 Map

Rusts, Smuts and Allies

None recorded.

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