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A Photographic Guide To The 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 Poroid Fungi

Resupinate Toothed Fungi

Resupinate Non Poroid Non Toothed 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:  
Trichia decipiens:  
Tubifera ferruginosa:  

Cup Fungi

Aleuria aurantia:  Orange Cup Fungus
Anthracobia melaloma:  
Bisporella citrina:  
Cheilymenia fimicola:  
Chlorociboria aeruginascens:  Green Cups
Ciboria amentacea:  
Ciboria batschiana:  
Coprobia granulata:  
Disciotis venosa:  Bleach cup
Dumontinia tuberosa:  Anemone Cup
Geopora arenosa:  
Helvella acetabulum:  
Helvella leucomelaena:  
Humaria hemisphaerica:  
Lachnum virgineum:  
Melastiza cornubiensis:  
Mollisia cinerea:  
Octospora rutilans:  
Otidea alutacea:  
Otidea bufonia:  Toad's Ear
Otidea cochleata:  
Otidea onotica:  Hare's Ear
Peziza badia:  
Peziza echinospora:  
Peziza petersii:  
Peziza repanda:  
Peziza succosa:  
Peziza vesiculosa:  Bladder Cup
Peziza violacea:  
Pseudaleuria fibrillosa:  
Pulvinula convexella:  
Rutstroemia firma:  
Sarcoscypha austriaca:  Scarlet Elf Cup
Scutellinia scutellata:  Eye-lash fungus
Scutellinia umbrarum:  

Puff Balls and Stalked Puff Balls

Lycoperdon echinatum:  Spiny Puffball
Lycoperdon excipuliforme:  Pestle Puffball
Lycoperdon molle:  
Lycoperdon nigrescens:  
Lycoperdon perlatum:  Puffball, Fuzz ball
Lycoperdon pyriforme:  
Lycoperdon utriforme:  

Earth Balls and Tubers

Rhizopogon luteolus:  
Scleroderma citrinum:  Earth Ball
Scleroderma verrucosum:  

Earth Stars

Geastrum fimbriatum:  Sessile Earthstar
Geastrum triplex:  Collared Earth Star

Subterraneum Fungi

Tooth or Spine Fungi

Auriscalpium vulgare:  Ear Pick Fungus
Hericium cirrhatum:  
Hericium erinaceus:  
Hydnellum concrescens:  
Hydnellum spongiosipes:  
Hydnum repandum:  Hedgehog Fungus, Wood Hedgehog, Pied de Mouton
Sarcodon scabrosus:  
Sarcodon squamosus:  
Phellodon confluens:  
Phellodon niger:  

Trumpet Fungi

Cantharellus cibarius:  Chanterelle
Craterellus cornucopioides:  Black Trumpets, Horn of Plenty
Craterellus tubaeformis:  Trumpet Chanterelle, Winter Chanterelle
Pseudocraterellus undulatus :  

Spindle and Club Fungi

Clavaria acuta:  
Clavaria fragilis:  White Spindles
Clavulinopsis corniculata:  Meadow Coral
Clavulinopsis fusiformis:  
Clavulinopsis umbrinella:  
Cordyceps canadensis:  
Cordyceps militaris:  
Macrotyphula fistulosa var. contorta:  
Mitrula paludosa:  Bog Beacon
Typhula quisquiliaris:  

Earth Tongues

Geoglossum cookeianum:  
Geoglossum fallax:  
Geoglossum glutinosum:  
Geoglossum umbratile:  
Microglossum olivaceum:  
Trichoglossum hirsutum:  

Coral Fungi

Clavaria acuta:  
Clavaria fragilis:  White Spindles
Clavulina cinerea:  Grey Coral Fungus
Clavulina coralloides:  
Clavulina rugosa:  
Clavulinopsis corniculata:  Meadow Coral
Clavulinopsis fusiformis:  
Clavulinopsis umbrinella:  
Phaeoclavulina abietina:  
Phaeoclavulina roellinii:  
Ramaria gracilis:  
Ramaria stricta:  
Sparassis crispa:  Cauliflower Fungus
Thelephora palmata:  
Thelephora penicillata:  
Thelephora terrestris:  Earth Fan

Jelly Fungi

Ascocoryne cylichnium:  
Ascocoryne sarcoides:  
Auricularia auricula-judae:  Jew's Ear, Wood Ear, Jelly Ear
Auricularia mesenterica:  Tripe Fungus
Bulgaria inquinans:  
Calocera cornea:  
Calocera pallidospathulata:  
Calocera viscosa:  
Cudoniella acicularis:  
Cudoniella clavus:  
Exidia glandulosa:  
Exidia nucleata:  
Exidia plana:  
Exidia thuretiana:  
Neobulgaria pura:  
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum:  Jelly Tongue, Jelly Tooth
Tremella aurantia:  
Tremella foliacea:  
Tremella mesenterica:  Yellow Brain Fungus
Tremella steidleri:  

Stink Horns

Mutinus caninus:  Dog Stinkhorn
Phallus impudicus:  Stinkhorn

Birds Nest Fungi

Crucibulum laeve:  Common Bird's Nest
Cyathus striatus:  Fluted Bird's Nest

Brain Fungi

Gyromitra esculenta:  False Morel, Turban Fungus, Brain Fungus, Lorchel
Morchella elata:  Black Morel
Morchella esculenta:  Common Morel
Morchella semilibera:  Semi-free Morel
Verpa conica:  Thimble Morel

Saddle Fungi

Helvella crispa:  White Saddle Fungus
Helvella lacunosa:  Elfin Saddle Fungus
Helvella macropus:  

Fungi Growing on Other Fungi

Asterophora lycoperdoides:  
Asterophora parasitica:  
Cordyceps canadensis:  
Heteromycophaga glandulosae:  
Pseudoboletus parasiticus:  Parasitic Bolete
Volvariella surrecta:  

Fungi Growing on Insects

Cordyceps militaris:  

Flask Fungi

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

Fleshy Brackets

Crepidotus applanatus:  
Crepidotus caspari:  
Crepidotus cesatii:  
Crepidotus crocophyllus:  
Crepidotus epibryus:  
Crepidotus mollis:  
Crepidotus mollis var calolepis:  
Crepidotus subverrucisporus:  
Hohenbuehelia auriscalpium:  
Hohenbuehelia fluxilis:  
Lentinellus cochleatus:  Aniseed Cockleshell
Melanotus horizontalis:  
Panellus mitis:  
Panellus serotinus:  
Panellus stipticus:  
Pleurotus dryinus:  
Pleurotus ostreatus:  Oyster Mushroom
Pleurotus pulmonarius:  
Resupinatus applicatus:  
Schizophyllum commune:  Split Gill

Succulent Brackets

Abortiporus biennis:  
Aurantiporus fissilis:  
Grifola frondosa:  Hen of the Woods
Fistulina hepatica:  Beefsteak Fungus, Ox-Tongue Fungus
Laetiporus sulphureus:  Chicken of the Woods, Sulphur Polypore
Meripilus giganteus:  Giant Polypore
Polyporus brumalis:  Winter Polypore
Polyporus ciliatus:  
Polyporus durus:  
Polyporus leptocephalus:  
Polyporus squamosus:  Dryad's Saddle
Polyporus tuberaster:  
Postia caesia:  Blue Cheese Fungus
Postia ceriflua:  
Postia ptychogaster:  
Spongipellis pachyodon:  
Spongipellis spumeus:  

Hard Brackets

Antrodia albida:  
Antrodia xantha:  
Daedaleopsis confragosa:  
Datronia mollis:  
Fomes fomentarius:  Hoof Fungus, Tinder Fungus
Fomitopsis pinicola:  
Ganoderma australe:  Southern Bracket
Ganoderma pfeifferi:  
Ganoderma resinaceum:  
Hymenochaete rubiginosa:  
Inonotus cuticularis:  
Inonotus dryadeus:  
Inonotus radiatus:  
Ischnoderma benzoinum:  
Phaeolus schweinitzii:  
Phellinus igniarius:  Willow Bracket
Piptoporus betulinus:  Birch Bracket, Razor Strop Fungus
Trametes gibbosa:  
Trametes versicolor:  

Resupinate Poroid Fungi

Antrodia albida:  
Antrodia xantha:  
Bjerkandera adusta:  Smoky Polypore
Ceriporia triumphalis:  
Ceriporiopsis gilvescens:  
Ceriporiopsis pannocincta:  
Datronia mollis:  
Dichomitus campestris:  
Fuscoporia ferrea:  
Gloeoporus taxicola:  
Junghuhnia nitida:  
Schizopora paradoxa:  
Skeletocutis amorpha:  
Skeletocutis carneogrisea:  
Trichaptum abietinum:  

Resupinate Toothed Fungi

Basidioradulum radula:  
Mycoacia aurea:  
Mycoacia fuscoatra:  
Radulomyces molaris:  
Resinicium bicolor:  
Spongipellis pachyodon:  
Spongipellis spumeus:  
Steccherinum fimbriatum:  
Steccherinum ochraceum:  
Trechispora nivea:  

Resupinate Non Poroid Non Toothed Fungi

Aleurodiscus wakefieldiae:  
Amylostereum laevigatum:  
Biscogniauxia nummularia:  
Chondrostereum purpureum:  
Coniophora puteana:  Wet rot
Cylindrobasidium laeve:  
Fuscoporia ferrea:  
Gloeocystidiellum porosum:  
Hymenochaete corrugata:  
Laxitextum bicolor:  
Peniophora incarnata:  
Peniophora quercina:  
Phanerochaete velutina:  
Phlebia radiata:  
Phlebia rufa:  
Phlebia tremellosa:  Jelly Rot
Phlebiella sulphurea:  
Radulomyces confluens:  
Resupinatus poriaeformis:  
Scopuloides rimosa:  
Scytinostroma portentosum:  
Stereum gausapatum:  
Stereum hirsutum:  
Stereum rugosum:  
Stereum sanguinolentum:  
Terana caerulea:  
Vesiculomyces citrinus:  
Vuilleminia comedens:  

Boletes

Aureoboletus moravicus:  
Boletus aereus:  
Boletus edulis:  Penny Bun, Porcino, Cèpe, Steinpilz
Boletus reticulatus:  Summer Bolete
Gyroporus castaneus:  Chestnut Bolete
Leccinum aurantiacum:  Orange Oak Bolete
Leccinum crocipodium:  Yellow Cracking Bolete
Leccinum cyaneobasileucum:  
Leccinum duriusculum:  
Leccinum holopus:  
Leccinum pseudoscabrum:  
Leccinum variicolor:  
Leccinum versipelle:  Orange Birch Bolete
Pseudoboletus parasiticus:  Parasitic Bolete
Suillus bovinus:  Jersey Cow Bolete
Suillus granulatus:  
Suillus grevillei:  Larch Bolete
Suillus luteus:  Slippery Jack
Suillus variegatus:  
Suillus viscidus:  
Tylopilus felleus:  Bitter Bolete

Gilled Mushrooms with White or Pale Spores

Amanita ceciliae:  
Amanita citrina:  False Death Cap
Amanita citrina var alba:  False Death Cap
Amanita crocea:  
Amanita echinocephala:  
Amanita excelsa var spissa:  
Amanita fulva:  Tawny Grisette
Amanita gemmata:  
Amanita muscaria:  Fly Agaric, Tue Mouche
Amanita pantherina:  Panther Cap
Amanita phalloides:  Death Cap
Amanita rubescens:  The Blusher
Amanita strobiliformis:  
Amanita vaginata:  
Armillaria tabescens:  
Arrhenia acerosa:  
Arrhenia chlorocyanea:  
Arrhenia griseopallida:  
Arrhenia retiruga:  
Arrhenia rickenii:  
Baeospora myosura:  
Camarophyllopsis foetens:  
Cantharellula umbonata:  
Clitocybe fragrans:  
Clitocybe geotropa:  
Clitocybe houghtonii:  
Clitocybe metachroa:  
Clitocybe nebularis:  Clouded Funnel Cap
Clitocybe sinopica:  
Cuphophyllus colemannianus:  
Cuphophyllus virgineus var virginea:  
Flammulina velutipes:  Velvet Shank
Gymnopus confluens:  
Gymnopus dryophilus:  
Gymnopus fusipes:  Spindle Shank
Hygrocybe aurantiosplendens:  
Hygrocybe calyptriformis:  Pink Wax Cap
Hygrocybe coccinea:  Scarlet Wax Cap
Hygrocybe conica:  Blackening Wax Cap
Hygrocybe insipida:  
Hygrocybe intermedia:  
Hygrocybe irrigata:  
Hygrocybe laeta:  Heath Wax Cap
Hygrocybe miniata:  Vermillion waxcap
Hygrocybe persistens:  
Hygrocybe pratensis var. pratensis:  
Hygrocybe psittacina:  Parrot Wax Cap
Hygrocybe punicea:  Crimson Wax Cap
Hygrocybe russocoriacea:  
Hygrocybe splendidissima:  
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca:  False Chanterelle
Laccaria amethystea:  Amethyst Deceiver
Laccaria laccata:  Deceiver
Laccaria tortilis:  
Lactarius blennius:  Beech Milk Cap
Lactarius camphoratus:  
Lactarius chrysorrheus:  
Lactarius cyathuliformis:  
Lactarius deliciosus:  Saffron Milk Cap
Lactarius hepaticus:  
Lactarius mairei:  
Lactarius quietus:  Oak Milk Cap
Lactarius subumbonatus:  Watery Milk Cap
Lactarius tabidus:  
Lactarius torminosus:  Woolly Milk Cap
Lactarius turpis:  
Lactarius vellereus:  
Lepiota boudieri:  
Lepiota cristata:  Stinking Parasol
Lepiota ignivolvata:  
Lepiota magnispora:  
Leucocoprinus birnbaumii:  
Lyophyllum connatum:  
Lyophyllum decastes:  
Lyophyllum infumatum:  
Lyophyllum semitale:  
Lyophyllum sp:  
Macrolepiota procera:  Parasol Mushroom
Macrolepiota rhacodes:  Shaggy Parasol Mushroom
Marasmius hudsonii:  
Marasmius ramealis:  
Marasmius rotula:  
Melanoleuca brevipes:  
Melanoleuca grammopodia:  
Melanoleuca verrucipes:  
Mycena abramsii:  
Mycena acicula:  
Mycena corynephora:  
Mycena crocata:  Orange Bleeding Mycena
Mycena epipterygia:  
Mycena filopes:  
Mycena flavoalba:  
Mycena galericulata:  
Mycena galopus:  
Mycena galopus var. candida:  
Mycena galopus var. nigra:  
Mycena haematopus:  Red Bleeding Mycena
Mycena hiemalis:  
Mycena inclinata:  
Mycena leptocephala:  
Mycena megaspora:  
Mycena mirata:  
Mycena polygramma:  
Mycena pseudocorticola:  
Mycena pura:  
Mycena speirea:  
Oudemansiella mucida:  Porcelain Fungus, Poached Egg Fungus, Slimy Beech Tuft
Panellus mitis:  
Panellus serotinus:  
Panellus stipticus:  
Panus conchatus:  
Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis:  The Goblet
Rickenella fibula:  
Russula atropurpurea:  Purple Black Russula
Russula emetica:  The Sickener
Russula foetens:  Stinking Russula
Russula sanguinaria:  
Russula nigricans:  Blackening Russula
Schizophyllum commune:  Split Gill
Tephrocybe anthracophila:  
Tricholoma albobrunneum:  
Tricholoma cingulatum:  
Tricholoma equestre:  
Tricholoma fulvum:  
Tricholoma imbricatum:  
Tricholoma lascivum:  
Tricholoma saponaceum:  Soap scented Tricholoma
Tricholoma scalpturatum:  
Tricholoma sciodes:  
Tricholoma sejunctum:  
Tricholoma stiparophyllum:  
Tricholoma sulphureum:  Sulphur Tricholoma, Sulphur Knight Cap
Tricholoma terreum:  
Tricholoma ustale:  
Tricholomopsis rutilans:  Plums and Custard

Gilled Mushrooms with Pink Spores

Entoloma bloxamii:  
Entoloma clypeatum:  
Entoloma conferendum:  
Entoloma euchroum:  
Entoloma pleopodium:  
Entoloma politum:  
Entoloma porphyrophaeum:  
Entoloma prunuloides:  
Entoloma rhodocylix:  
Entoloma rhodopolium:  
Entoloma rhodopolium forma nidorosum:  
Entoloma serrulatum:  
Entoloma sinuatum:  
Clitopilus hobsonii:  
Clitopilus prunulus:  The Miller
Clitopilus scyphoides var. scyphoides:  
Lepista flaccida:  Tawny Funnel Cap
Lepista panaeola:  
Lepista sordida:  
Pluteus cervinus:  Deer Cap
Pluteus chrysophaeus:  
Pluteus hispidulus:  
Pluteus inquilinus:  
Pluteus leoninus:  
Pluteus petasatus:  
Pluteus phlebophorus:  
Pluteus plautus:  
Pluteus podospileus:  
Pluteus salicinus:  
Pluteus thomsonii:  
Pluteus umbrosus:  
Rhodocybe gemina:  
Rhodotus palmatus:  
Volvariella bombycina:  
Volvariella gloiocephala:  
Volvariella surrecta:  

Gilled Mushrooms with Lilac Spores

Pleurotus dryinus:  
Pleurotus ostreatus:  Oyster Mushroom
Pleurotus pulmonarius:  

Gilled Mushrooms with Brownish Spores

Agrocybe arvalis:  
Agrocybe cylindracea:  
Agrocybe rivulosa:  
Coprinopsis atramentaria:  Common Ink Cap, Tippler's Bane
Crepidotus applanatus:  
Crepidotus caspari:  
Crepidotus cesatii:  
Crepidotus crocophyllus:  
Crepidotus epibryus:  
Crepidotus mollis:  
Crepidotus mollis var calolepis:  
Crepidotus subverrucisporus:  
Hypholoma lateritium:  Brick Caps
Inocybe bongardii:  
Inocybe cookei:  
Inocybe dulcamara:  
Inocybe erubescens:  
Inocybe flocculosa:  
Inocybe fraudans:  
Inocybe fuscidula var fuscidula:  
Inocybe geophylla var lilacina:  
Inocybe griseolilacina:  
Inocybe hystrix:  
Inocybe lanuginosa:  
Inocybe maculata:  
Inocybe rimosa:  
Inocybe splendens var phaeoleuca:  
Naucoria bohemica:  
Naucoria escharioides:  
Psilocybe merdaria:  
Psilocybe montana:  
Psilocybe semilanceata:  Liberty Cap, Magic Mushroom
Stropharia inuncta:  

Gilled Mushrooms with Rust-Brown or Rust Spores

Conocybe arrhenii:  
Cortinarius (Cortinarius) rubellus:  
Cortinarius (Cortinarius) violaceus:  
Cortinarius (Dermocybe) cinnabarinus:  
Cortinarius (Dermocybe) sanguineus:  
Cortinarius (Dermocybe) semisanguineus:  
Cortinarius (Dermocybe) uliginosus:  
Cortinarius (Leprocybe) bolaris:  
Cortinarius (Myxacium) delibutus:  
Cortinarius (Myxacium) stillatitius:  
Cortinarius (Myxacium) trivialis:  
Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) triumphans:  
Cortinarius (Sericeocybe) alboviolaceous:  
Cortinarius (Telamonia) flexipes:  
Cortinarius (Telamonia) hemitrichus:  
Cortinarius (Telamonia) hinnuleus:  
Cortinarius (Telamonia) torvus:  
Galerina calyptrata:  
Galerina clavata:  
Galerina marginata:  
Galerina vittiformis:  
Gymnopilus dilepis:  
Gymnopilus junonius:  
Phaeolepiota aurea:  
Kuehneromyces mutabilis:  
Paxillus involutus:  Brown Roll Rim
Pholiota alnicola:  
Pholiota aurivella:  
Pholiota flammans:  
Pholiota gummosa:  
Pholiota highlandensis:  
Pholiota squarrosa:  Shaggy Pholiota
Tapinella atrotomentosa:  
Tapinella panuoides:  

Gilled Mushrooms with Dark Brown Spores

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

Gilled Mushrooms with Purple-Brown Spores

Hypholoma fasciculare:  Sulphur Tuft

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

Coprinopsis jonesii:  
Coprinopsis lagopus:  
Coprinopsis nivea:  Snowy Ink Cap
Coprinopsis picacea:  Magpie Ink Cap
Panaeolus semiovatus:  Dung Cap

Last updated: 25/02/2021 14:49:42.