The Lost & Found Fungi project - Target Species in upland and montane habitats

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Top 100 Candidate species for targeted surveys in upland and montane 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 nivalis Ectomycorrhizal with Salix herbacea in montane dwarf shrub communities June-Oct
Anthostomella alchemillae Known from dead leaves of Alchemilla alpina. May-Sept
Chromosera citrinopallida A yellow waxcap from upland dwarf-shrub heaths, deep moss, unimproved grassland, drier areas of bogs and snow beds. Sept-Jan
Chromosera lilacina A lilac to brownish orange waxcap from wet upland dwarf-shrub heaths, marshes and snow beds. Sept-Nov




Exobasidium expansum A systemic parasite and pathogen of leaves and shoots of Vaccinium uliginosum (bog bilberry), affecting whole shoots and stems, causing leaves to become slightly stunted or enlarged, mottled pale green to reddish above, and eventually developing a chalk-white hymenium below. Jul-Sept
Exobasidium pachysporum A parasite and pathogen of leaves of Vaccinium uliginosum (bog bilberry), causing discrete pink to wine-red leaf spots. Aug-Sept
Phaeosphaeria silenes-acaulis A minute perithecial species found on dead leaves and bracts of Silene acaulis. May-Oct
Sporomega degenerans Saprobe or weak parasite on wood of Vaccinium uliginosum (bog bilberry). Jun-Jul

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