The Lost & Found Fungi project - Target Species in parkland to woodland habitats

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Top 100 Candidate species for targeted surveys in parkland to woodland habitats

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

Image (click for images) Species (click for species details) Brief Description When to look
Amanita ovoidea An agaric found in southern Quercus ilex woodland. Ectomycorrhizal with Q. ilex.  Jan-Dec
Artomyces pyxidatus A clavarioid (coral) fungus on dead wood. Sept-Nov (also records in Mar and May)

Battarrea phalloides

A stiltball of sandy soils, often on trackside banks (especially in East Anglia), but sometimes found in woodland or in hollow trees. Apr-May
Biscogniauxia marginata An ascomycete forming distinctive stromata. In GB&I, on dead Malus (apple) branches. Known elsewhere from various hardwood species, mostly belonging to the Rosaceae. Sept-Feb
Cryptomyces maximus An ascomycete producing distinctive stromata on Salix (willow) twigs and branches. May-Oct
Daldinia petriniae A Daldinia concentrica look-alike found on Alnus (alder). Jul-Sept
Encoelia carpini A fairly conspicuous brown discomycete on dead attached and fallen branches of Carpinus betulus (hornbeam). Jul-Oct
Favolaschia calocera An unmistakeable small bracket fungus growing on rotten wood, with fruitbodies resembling tiny orange ping-pong bats. Sept-Dec
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).  
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.  
Hypocreopsis lichenoides Parasitic on Hymenochaete tabacina, usually found associated with Salix spp. Jan-Dec
Hypoxylon fuscoides A Hypoxylon fuscum (hazel woodwart) lookalike, on Alnus or Betula spp. Jan-Dec
Mollisia subglobosa On felled trunks of Ilex aquifolium, in association with Nectria punicea var. ilicis. Dec-Feb
Paxillus cuprinus A light brown to dark coppery-brown gilled fungus found in open sunny places with birch (Betula) alder (Alnus) and hazel (Corylus). Aug-Nov (also May, possibly May-Nov)
Podoscypha multizonata A fungus forming distinctive brown to reddish rosettes, usually near the base of beech or oak trees in parkland or woodland. July-Nov
Pucciniastrum goodyerae A rust on leaves of the orchid Goodyera repens (creeping lady's-tresses). Apr-Nov
Sarcondtia crocea A yellowish resupinate tooth fungus found on mature fruit trees, mostly on apple (Malus) but sometimes pear (Pyrus) and Prunus species. Jul-Nov, also Feb.
Urocystis colchici A smut on leaves of Colchicum autumnale (autumn crocus, meadow saffron, or naked lady). Apr-Jun
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
Xylaria crozonensis Probably a saprobe; known from bark of Betula, Corylus and Quercus. Mar-Nov

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