Early October -Fungi

Probably giant funnel (Leucopaxilus giganteus) which has a white cap, decurrent gills and no ring. The stipe appears too short for Trooping Funnel.

Russula silvestris is found under beech trees and forms mycorrhizal attachments to them. Since the flesh is white it is probably not the Beech Sickener.

Shaggy Scalycap (Pholiota squarrosa) is easier to identify since it grows at the base of trees and is shaggy all over.

Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum) often found under deciduous trees near paths is poisonous.
Purple Brittlegill (Russula atropurpurea) often found under oaks looks more purple than the photograph above suggests.

This photograph captures the deep purple of the mature fruit.

Another fungi of the woodland floor, this small parachute fungi looks like Collared Parachute (Marasmius rotula).

Jelly Ear fungus shown above (Auricularia auricula-judae) is very common on Elder and other deciduous tree. Although it is common and quite palatable in stir fries, foraging for fungi is not recommended. This one was growing in Heaton Park on a fallen log sculpture.

Silverleaf crust (Chondrostereum purpureum) is commonly found on plum and cherry trees.

Grooved Bonnet (Mycena polygramma) has a grooves on its stipe.

This one looks like Honey fungus (Armillaria mellea).

Another example of Honey fungus?

Wood Blewit (Lepista nuda) likes to grow in leaf litter. It is late in fruiting, sometimes producing until December.

Reference: https://www.first-nature.com/news.php

Collins Complete guide to British Mushrooms and Toadstools. 2009

One thought on “Early October -Fungi

  1. A fabulous selection. I have been out and about spotting fungi too, though you have definitely found more than me. It’s amazing how many varieties of mushroom and toadstool there are. 🍄


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