Top 100 Target Species potentially fruiting in March

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Non-lichenised Ascomycota

  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)
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 22 24
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

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

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
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 the rare Thalictrum flavum with minute perithecial fruitbodies and distinctive spores Mar Known in GB&I from only one collection in East Suffolk. 1991   0 1 0 1
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 two localities in Scotland (Angus and Lanarkshire) 2006 Yes 1 1 2 3

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

Larger Basidiomycota

  Species (links to species information) Associated organisms/substrata When to look Localities Last recorded (pre project) Successful search (during project lifespan) British sites  Maps 
Pre-1965 1965-June 2014 July 2014-present (LAFF) Extant (since 1965)
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 Widely but sparsely distributed throughout the south of England, with strongholds in Norfolk and Suffolk. 2014 Yes 17 36 11 46 Map
Dichomitus efibulatus (= Polyporus 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 Most records are from South West England (Cornwall & Devon), but it has also been found in S. Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Guernsey, and most recently Anglesey. 2013   0 23 4 27 Map

Multiclavula vernalis

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One of the few lichenized basidiomycetes in the UK, with brightly coloured club-shaped fruit-bodes Mar-Aug England (N Hampshire), Scotland (N Harris, W Lewis, Shetlands). Unsuccessful searches at the Shetland and N. Harris localities, 2011 Yes 1 4 2 6 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 Throughout Cornwall, along the south coast of England, Pembrokeshire, and the Channel Islands. 2014 Yes 0 24 42 58 Map

Rusts, Smuts and Allies

  Species (links to species information) Associated organisms/substrata When to look Localities Last recorded (pre project) Successful search (during project lifespan) British sites  Maps 
Pre-1965 1965-June 2014 July 2014-present (LAFF) Extant (since 1965)
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 Historical records from E Norfolk, but recent sites pre-LAFF known only from one site in E Norfolk and one in Glamorgan, Wales. Extant populations now known from Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, Cambridgeshire, East Kent, East Norfolk, Glamorgan, and Huntingdonshire. 1958 Yes 8 5 14 18 Map
Vankya ornithogali

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A leaf smut of Gagea species (not Ornithogalum as the name would suggest), mostly reported on Gagea lutea (Yellow Star-of-Bethlehem). Feb-May Reported from VC23 Oxfordshire, VC43 Radnorshire, VC63 SW Yorkshire, VC64 MW Yorkshire and VC66 Durham 2012 Yes 4 4 2 6 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