Common Fungi of Southern England

Warning: Although most fungi are harmless, a small number are extremely toxic, and should be handled with caution. Never eat a fungus unless you are completely certain of its identity, and the species is known to be edible. If in doubt, discard it.

Slime moulds

Cup Fungi

Puff Balls and Stalked Puff Balls

Earth Balls and Tubers

Earth Stars

Subterraneum Fungi

Tooth or Spine Fungi

Trumpet Fungi

Spindle and Club Fungi

Earth Tongues

Coral Fungi

Jelly Fungi

Stink Horns

Birds Nest Fungi

Brain Fungi

Saddle Fungi

Fungi Growing on Other Fungi

Fungi Growing on Insects

Flask Fungi

Fleshy Brackets

Succulent Brackets

Hard Brackets

Resupinate Fungi

Boletes

Gilled Mushrooms with White or Pale Spores

Gilled Mushrooms with Pink Spores

Gilled Mushrooms with Lilac Spores

Gilled Mushrooms with Brownish Spores

Gilled Mushrooms with Rust-Brown or Rust Spores

Gilled Mushrooms with Dark Brown Spores

Gilled Mushrooms with Purple-Brown Spores

Gilled Mushrooms with Black, Purple-Black or Brown-Black Spores

Slime moulds

Fuligo septica :
Lycogala terrestre :
Tubifera ferruginosa :

Cup Fungi

Aleuria aurantia : Orange Cup Fungus
Bisporella citrina :
Cheilymenia fimicola :
Chlorociboria aeruginascens : Green Cups
Coprobia granulata :
Lachnum virgineum :
Mollisia cinerea :
Peziza badia :
Peziza vesiculosa : Bladder Cup
Scutellinia scutellata : Eye-lash fungus

Puff Balls and Stalked Puff Balls

Lycoperdon nigrescens :
Lycoperdon perlatum : Puffball, Fuzz ball
Lycoperdon pyriforme :

Earth Balls and Tubers

Scleroderma citrinum : Earth Ball
Scleroderma verrucosum :

Earth Stars

Subterraneum Fungi

Tooth or Spine Fungi

Hydnum repandum : Hedgehog Fungus, Wood Hedgehog, Pied de Mouton

Trumpet Fungi

Cantharellus tubaeformis : Trumpet Chanterelle, Winter Chanterelle

Spindle and Club Fungi

Earth Tongues

Coral Fungi

Clavulina cinerea : Grey Coral Fungus
Clavulina coralloides :
Clavulina rugosa :
Thelephora terrestris : Earth Fan

Jelly Fungi

Ascocoryne sarcoides :
Auricularia auricula-judae : Jew's Ear, Wood Ear, Jelly Ear
Auricularia mesenterica : Tripe Fungus
Bulgaria inquinans :
Calocera cornea :
Calocera viscosa :
Exidia glandulosa :
Exidia plana :
Tremella mesenterica : Yellow Brain Fungus

Stink Horns

Mutinus caninus : Dog Stinkhorn
Phallus impudicus : Stinkhorn

Birds Nest Fungi

Brain Fungi

Saddle Fungi

Helvella crispa : White Saddle Fungus

Fungi Growing on Other Fungi

Fungi Growing on Insects

Flask Fungi

Daldinia concentrica : Cramp Balls, King Alfred's Cakes, Coal Fungus
Hypoxylon fragiforme :
Hypoxylon fuscum :
Xylaria carpophila :
Xylaria hypoxylon : Candle Snuff Fungus, Stag's Horn
Xylaria polymorpha : Dead Man's Fingers

Fleshy Brackets

Crepidotus cesatii :
Panellus stipticus :
Pleurotus ostreatus : Oyster Mushroom

Succulent Brackets

Fistulina hepatica : Beefsteak Fungus, Ox-Tongue Fungus
Laetiporus sulphureus : Chicken of the Woods, Sulphur Polypore
Polyporus squamosus : Dryad's Saddle

Hard Brackets

Daedaleopsis confragosa :
Datronia mollis :
Fomes fomentarius : Hoof Fungus, Tinder Fungus
Ganoderma australe : Southern Bracket
Hymenochaete rubiginosa :
Inonotus radiatus :
Phaeolus schweinitzii :
Piptoporus betulinus : Birch Bracket, Razor Strop Fungus
Trametes gibbosa :
Trametes versicolor :

Resupinate Fungi

Biscogniauxia nummularia :
Chondrostereum purpureum :
Cylindrobasidium laeve :
Hymenochaete corrugata :
Peniophora incarnata :
Peniophora quercina :
Phellinus ferreus :
Phlebia tremellosa : Jelly Rot
Schizopora paradoxa :
Stereum hirsutum :

Boletes

Boletus badius : Bay Bolete
Boletus edulis : Penny Bun, Porcino, Cèpe, Steinpilz
Boletus luridiformis :
Leccinum cyaneobasileucum :
Suillus bovinus : Jersey Cow Bolete
Suillus grevillei : Larch Bolete
Suillus luteus : Slippery Jack

Gilled Mushrooms with White or Pale Spores

Amanita citrina : False Death Cap
Amanita excelsa var spissa :
Amanita fulva : Tawny Grisette
Amanita muscaria : Fly Agaric, Tue Mouche
Amanita rubescens : The Blusher
Amanita vaginata :
Clitocybe metachroa :
Clitocybe nebularis : Clouded Funnel Cap
Flammulina velutipes : Velvet Shank
Hygrocybe conica : Blackening Wax Cap
Hygrocybe pratensis var. pratensis :
Hygrocybe psittacina : Parrot Wax Cap
Hygrocybe virginea var virginea :
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca : False Chanterelle
Laccaria amethystea : Amethyst Deceiver
Laccaria laccata : Deceiver
Lactarius blennius : Beech Milk Cap
Lactarius camphoratus :
Lactarius chrysorrheus :
Lactarius quietus : Oak Milk Cap
Lactarius tabidus :
Lactarius torminosus : Woolly Milk Cap
Lactarius turpis :
Lepiota cristata : Stinking Parasol
Lyophyllum decastes :
Macrolepiota procera : Parasol Mushroom
Macrolepiota rhacodes : Shaggy Parasol Mushroom
Marasmius ramealis :
Marasmius rotula :
Mycena epipterygia :
Mycena filopes :
Mycena galericulata :
Mycena galopus :
Mycena haematopus : Red Bleeding Mycena
Mycena inclinata :
Mycena leptocephala :
Mycena pura :
Oudemansiella mucida : Porcelain Fungus, Poached Egg Fungus, Slimy Beech Tuft
Panellus stipticus :
Rickenella fibula :
Russula atropurpurea : Purple Black Russula
Russula emetica : The Sickener
Russula nigricans : Blackening Russula
Tricholoma fulvum :
Tricholoma sulphureum : Sulphur Tricholoma, Sulphur Knight Cap
Tricholomopsis rutilans : Plums and Custard

Gilled Mushrooms with Pink Spores

Entoloma conferendum :
Clitopilus prunulus : The Miller
Lepista flaccida : Tawny Funnel Cap
Pluteus cervinus : Deer Cap

Gilled Mushrooms with Lilac Spores

Pleurotus ostreatus : Oyster Mushroom

Gilled Mushrooms with Brownish Spores

Crepidotus cesatii :
Inocybe geophylla var lilacina :
Psilocybe semilanceata : Liberty Cap, Magic Mushroom

Gilled Mushrooms with Rust-Brown or Rust Spores

Galerina marginata :
Galerina vittiformis :
Gymnopilus junonius :
Kuehneromyces mutabilis :
Paxillus involutus : Brown Roll Rim

Gilled Mushrooms with Dark Brown Spores

Coprinellus disseminatus : Fairies Bonnets
Coprinus comatus : Lawyer's Wig, Shaggy Ink Cap
Psathyrella piluliformis :

Gilled Mushrooms with Purple-Brown Spores

Agaricus silvaticus :
Hypholoma fasciculare : Sulphur Tuft

Gilled Mushrooms with Black, Purple-Black or Brown-Black Spores

Panaeolus semiovatus : Dung Cap

Last updated: Sun Feb 26 2017.