Recce @ Rodborough Common

On Wednesday, 19 October 2022, I accompanied Sara on a recce to see if this was a suitable site for a fungal foray. It was a nice sunny day and we did a circular walk via the conifer farm, onto Bagmoor Common, up through Borough Farm, and back onto Rodborough Common. This makes a lovely walk but can get rather wet during the winter months.

There were quite a few fungi about, particularly in a couple of patches along the way. We did rather well and found some interesting specimens, see Sara’s list below, in the order we found them.

  1. Armillaria gallica, Bulbous Honey Fungus (probably, there are six species of Armillaria)
  2. Paxillus involutus, Brown Rollrim
  3. Boletus cisalpinus, Bluefoot Bolete
  4. Stereum subtomentosum, Yellowing crust
  5. Hypholoma fasciculare, Sulphur Tuft
  6. Hygrophoropsis aurantiacus, False Chanterelle
  7. Mycena galericulata, Common Bonnet
  8. Mycena acicula, Orange bonnet
  9. Lactarius quietus, Oak Bug Milkcap
  10. Plicatura crispa, Crimped Gill
  11. Stereum hirsutum, Hairy Curtain Crust
  12. Lactarius hepaticus, Liver Milkcap
  13. Amanita fulva ,Tawny Grisette
  14. Mycena capillaripes, Pinkedge Bonnet
  15. Baeospora myosura, Conifercone Cap
  16. Stereum rugosum, Bleeding Broadleaf Crust
  17. Russula ionochlora, Oilslick Brittlegill
  18. Gymnopus erythropus, Common Rustgill
  19. Clitocybe gibba, Common Funnel
  20. Psathyrella conopilus, Conical Brittlestem (possibly)
  21. Volvariella gloiocephala, Stubble Rosegill
  22. Laccaria laccata, Deceiver
  23. Amanita muscaria, Fly Agaric
  24. Hebeloma sp., One of the Poison Pies
  25. Clitocybe nebularis, Clouded Funnel
  26. Rhodocollybia butyracea, Buttercap
  27. Claviceps purpurea, Ergot
  28. Lactarius glyciosmos, Coconut Milkcap
  29. Mycena haematopus, Burgundydrop Bonnet
  30. Amanita citrina, False Death Cap
  31. Lactarius camphoratus, Curry Milkcap (smell of curry)
  32. Mycena pura, Lilac Bonnet
  33. Russula velenovskyi, Coral Brittlegill
  34. Megacollybia platyphylla, White lace toughshank
  35. Mycena maculata, Reddish spotted Mycena
  36. Mycena epipterygia, Yellowleg Bonnet
  37. Agaricus silvaticus, Blushing Wood Mushroom
  38. Lycoperdon perlatum, Common Puffball
  39. Hygrocybe conica, Blackening Waxcap
  40. Laetiporus sulphureus, Chicken of the Woods
  41. Cortinarius sp. (Yellow Cortinarius under Hazel and Oak)
  42. Otidea bufonia, Toad’s Ear
  43. Russula amoenolens, Camembert Brittlegill
  44. Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis, The Goblet
  45. Lactarius deterrimus, False Saffron Milkcap
  46. Russula fuscorubroides (& not Russula quelletii, Fruity Brittlegill as queletii grows with conifers on chalky soil so it is more likely that the one we found is fuscorubroides which is almost identical but grows with conifers on sandy soil. No English name)
  47. Tricholoma scalpturatum, Yellowing Knight (One of the grey Tricholomas – this one turns yellow as it ages)
  48. Lactarius aurantiacus, Orange Milkcap
  49. Mycena speirea, Bark Bonnet

Phylum: Basidiomycota – Class: Agaricomycetes – Order: Agaricales

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