Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Fungi Photos @ComptonVerney

UPDATED - 11th December 2011
The post below was initially compiled to get the ball rolling with some fungi identification. A great website was suggested and has so far proved very handy with many names suggested by helpful participants. My main aim is to gage the scope/range of fungi throughout the grounds at Compton Verney, and this will of course require continued seasonal effort. I'm already aware some have not appeared this season which did so in 2010.
It appears quite difficult to be 100% certain of identification, especially when the photograph isn't clear, but the recording so far
has provided lots of information with regard to future identification. Thanks to those who have offered information, the names attached to each photo are as close as we can get, and next year all being well, a closer, more educated identification may take place. This sounds like a great volunteer opportunity, and if you would like to help out in this way, please do get in touch on this link: Contact Compton Verney.

And now, a few photographs of our amazing fungi..... enjoy!

1. Wolf's Milk (Lycogala terrestre)
2. Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)
3. Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)
4. Common Inkcap (Coprinopsis atramentaria)
5. Hoof Fungus (Fomes fomentarius) (Likely I.D.)
6. Clouded Funnel (Clitocybe nebularis)
7. Suillus (Likely I.D.)
8. ?!
9. Roundhead (Stropharia sp.)
10. Black Bulgar (Bulgaria inquinans)
11. Silverleaf Fungus (Chondrostereum purpureum)
12. Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae)
13. Brown Rollrim (Paxillus involutus) most likely.
14. Fairy Ring Champignon (Marasmius oreades) or
Ivory Funnel (Clitocybe dealbata.) ?!

 15. Pleated Inkcap Coprinus plicatilis (or Parasola plicatus)?!

16. Brown Rollrim (Paxillus involutus) Likely I.D. 
17. Redlead Roundhead (Stropharia aurantiaca.)

18. Candle-Snuff Fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon.)

19. Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor) Likely I.D.

20. Fibre Cap family (Inocybe) Likely I.D.
Any info to either confirm above identification or suggest other nomenclature would be welcome.

Many thanks, Gary

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