Top 100 Target Species potentially fruiting in March


Non-lichenised Ascomycota

  Species (links to species information) Associated organisms/substrata When to look Successful search (during project lifespan)  Maps 
Biscogniauxia marginata In GB&I, on dead Malus bark. Known elsewhere from various hardwood species, mostly belonging to the Rosaceae Jan-Dec?   Map
Cryptomyces maximus A weak parasite of Salix branches, sometimes associated with mechanical damage Feb-Dec, probably Jan-Dec. Yes Map
Daldinia petriniae A Daldinia concentrica look-alike found on Alnus (alder). Jan-Dec Yes Map
Hypocreopsis lichenoides Parasitic on Hymenochaetopsis tabacina (=Hymenochaete tabacina), usually found associated with Salix spp. Jan-Dec Yes Map
Hypoxylon fuscoides A Hypoxylon fuscum (hazel woodwart) lookalike, on Alnus or Betula spp. Jan-Dec? Yes Map
Mollisia fuscoparaphysata On dead leaves and culms of Trichophorum caespitosum s.l. and probably other related sedges. Mar-Aug Yes Map
Poronia erici A fungus with a 3-8 mm diam. nail- or golf-tee like fruitbody growing in rabbit or pony dung; a Poronia punctata lookalike but smaller with larger spores. Mar-Nov? Yes Map
Pseudoyuconia thalictri A saprotroph on the rare Thalictrum flavum with minute perithecial fruitbodies and distinctive spores Mar   Map
Thyronectria roseovirens In GB&I, on dead (burnt) wood of Ulex europaeus (gorse). Elsewhere on wood and bark of various legumes. Jan-Dec? Yes Map
Xylaria crozonensis Probably a saprobe; known from bark of Betula, Corylus and Quercus. Mar-Nov Yes Map



Larger Basidiomycota

  Species (links to species information) Associated organisms/substrata When to look Successful search (during project lifespan)  Maps 
Battarrea phalloides A distinctive fungus comprising a woody stalk supporting a rust-coloured powdery spore mass. Found in dry places, often in sandy soil on hedge banks and roadsides, often associated with ash (Fraxinus), Hawthorn (Crataegus) or elm (Ulmus). Jan-Dec Yes 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   Map
Multiclavula vernalis One of the few lichenized basidiomycetes in the UK, with brightly coloured club-shaped fruit-bodes Mar-Aug Yes 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 Yes Map



Rusts, Smuts and Allies

  Species (links to species information) Associated organisms/substrata When to look Successful search (during project lifespan)  Maps 
Puccinia cladii A rust found on living leaves of Cladium mariscus (great fen-sedge). Considered to be rare by Wilson & Henderson, but recently found in a number of sites. Mar-Sept Yes Map
Vankya ornithogali A leaf smut of Gagea species (not Ornithogalum as the name would suggest), mostly reported on Gagea lutea (Yellow Star-of-Bethlehem). Feb-May Yes Map


Map of Top 100 Target species potentially fruiting in March

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