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.
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|When to look
|An agaric found in southern Quercus ilex woodland. Ectomycorrhizal with Q. ilex.
|A clavarioid (coral) fungus on dead wood.
|Sept-Nov (also records in Mar and May)
|A stiltball of sandy soils, often on trackside banks (especially in East Anglia), but sometimes found in woodland or in hollow trees.
|An ascomycete forming distinctive stromata. In GB&I, on dead Malus (apple) branches. Known elsewhere from various hardwood species, mostly belonging to the Rosaceae.
|An ascomycete producing distinctive stromata on Salix (willow) twigs and branches.
|A Daldinia concentrica look-alike found on Alnus (alder).
|A fairly conspicuous brown discomycete on dead attached and fallen branches of Carpinus betulus (hornbeam).
|An unmistakeable small bracket fungus growing on rotten wood, with fruitbodies resembling tiny orange ping-pong bats.
|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).
|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.
|Parasitic on Hymenochaete tabacina, usually found associated with Salix spp.
|A Hypoxylon fuscum (hazel woodwart) lookalike, on Alnus or Betula spp.
|On felled trunks of Ilex aquifolium, in association with Nectria punicea var. ilicis.
|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)
|A fungus forming distinctive brown to reddish rosettes, usually near the base of beech or oak trees in parkland or woodland.
|A rust on leaves of the orchid Goodyera repens (creeping lady's-tresses).
|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.
|A smut on leaves of Colchicum autumnale (autumn crocus, meadow saffron, or naked lady).
|A leaf smut of Gagea species (not Ornithogalum as the name would suggest), mostly reported on Gagea lutea (Yellow Star-of-Bethlehem).
|Probably a saprobe; known from bark of Betula, Corylus and Quercus.