The Lost & Found Fungi Project - non-lichenized Ascomycota

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Top 100 Candidate species for targeted surveys - non-lichenized Ascomycota

Information on the target species will be developed over the coming months. The table below contains those that are already featured in this website...

  Species (links to species information) Associated organisms/substrata When to look Localities Last recorded (pre project) Successful search (during project lifespan) British sites
Pre-1965 1965-June 2014 July 2014-present (LAFF) Extant (since 1965)
Anthostomella alchemillae Known from dead leaves of Alchemilla alpina May-Sept A Scottish endemic based on current records, fairly widely distributed in western montane sites where the host occurs but not recorded frequently in recent times 1986 Yes 6 3 3 6
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
Cryptomyces maximus A weak parasite of Salix branches, sometimes associated with mechanical damage Feb-Dec, probably Jan-Dec. Recent records from Wales (Pembrokeshire), a single new locality in Shropshire, and large populations in Scotland (Renfrewshire, and widespread throughout Orkney). 2013 Yes 5 7 27 29
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

Encoelia carpini

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A fairly conspicuous brown discomycete on dead attached and fallen branches of Carpinus betulus (hornbeam). Jul-Oct Confirmed records from Surrey and Hertfordshire, possibly also from Kent 2004 Yes 0 1 1 2
Geoglossum uliginosum An earthtongue from boggy areas,  often associated with Sphagnum. Sept-Oct Scattered throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales 2007 Yes 0 3 1 4

Helvella leucopus

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A spring-fruiting species of sand dunes, associated with Populus and Salix. Apr-May Records only from Wales (Carmarthenshire and Glamorgan). Not seen despite recent searches. 2006 Known sites regularly surveyed without any observations. 0 2 0 2

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
Hypoxylon fuscoides A Hypoxylon fuscum (hazel woodwart) lookalike, on Alnus or Betula spp, apparently favouring Alnus incana. Jan-Dec? Known from Ireland (County Down and County Armagh), England (Buckinghamshire, Cornwall and Derbyshire), and Wales (Glamorgan). 2011 Yes 0 2 6 8
Lasiobotrys lonicerae A fungus forming clusters of tiny black circular stromata on living leaves of Lonicera (honeysuckle). Jun-Aug About 17 records from GB&I; most modern reports are from northern Scotland, also Yorkshire and Wicklow (ROI). 2005 Yes 3 3 11 13
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

Mollisia fuscoparaphysata

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On dead leaves and culms of Trichophorum caespitosum s.l. and probably other related sedges. Mar-Aug Now known from south England, Wales, and Scotland, often present on the first handful of Trichophorum sampled at each site. 1987 Concluded - to be assessed as Least Concern. 2 1 21 22
Mollisia subglobosa On felled trunks of Ilex aquifolium, in association with Nectria punicea var. ilicis. Dec-Feb Records from England (S Hampshire and Somerset) and Wales (Pembrokeshire). 2013 Yes 0 4 2 6
Phaeosphaeria silenes-acaulis A minute perithecial species found on dead leaves and bracts of Silene acaulis. May-Oct Reported from Scotland (Mull and Rhum); recently found also in Shetland and Snowdonia. 1974 Yes 2 1 2 3
  Pithya vulgaris A small orange-yellow disc fungus on the bark or rarely needles of trees in the pine family (Pinaceae). Jan England (South Northumberland, South-west Yorkshire) 2014 Yes 1 1 0 1

Polystigma rubrum

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A parasitic ascomycete with bright red stromata on living leaves of blackthorn, cultivated plum and hybrids. May-Oct At one time widely distributed, but now much more restricted in location. Largely confined to the west coast of Ireland, SW England and west Wales, but also now known from SW Scotland. 2010 Yes 38 7 20 25
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? Known only from two sites in West Norfolk and one in East Suffolk. Possibly overlooked and more widely distributed, especially if mistaken for P. punctata. 2011 Yes 1 2 1 2
Pseudoyuconia thalictri A saprotroph on Thalictrum flavum with minute perithecial fruitbodies and distinctive spores Mar-Apr Known in GB&I from two collections in East Suffolk, and East Norfolk 1991 Yes 0 1 1 2
Rutstroemia johnstonii (=Dencoeliopsis johnstonii) Apparently restricted to stromata of Xenotypa aterrima, itself a rarely encountered species on recently dead branches of Betula. Feb, Jun, and Oct, possibly also months in between Recent records from England (Surrey) and N Ireland (Londonderry); now also reported from three localities in Scotland (two in Lanarkshire and one in Angus) 2006 Yes 1 1 3 4

Sporomega degenerans

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Saprobe or weak parasite on wood of Vaccinium uliginosum (bog bilberry). Jun-Jul (probably also later) Scotland (historical record from W Perthshire; now also reported from E Inverness and Moray) 1907 Yes 1 0 2 2
Stigmatula astragali A biotrophic parasite on leaves of Astragalus danicus (purple milk-vetch), visible as tiny black spots on swollen or enlarged pale yellow leaves. Aug Scotland (E Lothian) 1953   1 0 0 0

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 4
Xylaria crozonensis Probably a saprobe; known from bark of Betula, Corylus and Quercus. Mar-Nov England (VC2 East Cornwall, and VC1 West Cornwall) 2013 Yes 0 3 20 22

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