Saturday 16th April, Springhill Estate, Moneymore, Co.Tyrone

This was a lovely site well worth a return autumn visit. Some of the trees are majestic and the grounds and house are a delight. In between the showers, there were enough fungi to keep us guessing. The best find was that of the Myxomycete (slime mould), Badhamia macrocarpa on felled sycamore trunks. This was the first time it was found in Ireland since 1920. Other dramatic finds were the mass of earth stars, Geastrum triplex - fruiting bodies from last year - under a huge Yew and, at a second site, under a Monterey Cypress. There was other hangers on from last year - a remnant of a Giant Puffball and a well decayed Inonotus dryadeus, but there were also signs of things to come with Psytharella spadiceogrisea and Panaeolus acuminatus out. 

Ascomycetes

Bisporella citrinum
Chlorociboria aeruginascens
Diatrypella favacea
Diatrypella quercina
Eutypa spinosa
Eutypella scoparia
Hymenoscyphus repandus
Hypoxylon fragiforme
Hypoxylon fuscum
Hypoxylon multiforme
Leptosphaeria acuta
Nectria coccinea
Sarcoscypha austriaca  Scarlet Elf Cap
Xylaria hypoxylon Candle Snuff Fungus
Xylaria polymorpha  Dead Man's Fingers

Aphyllophoroid Fungi (brackets etc)

Heterobasidion annosum
Hymenochaete corrugata
Inonotus dryadeus
Peniophora lycii
Phaeolus schweintizii
Stereum hirsutum
Trametes versicolor

Jellies

Exidia glandulosa  Witches Butter
Hirneola auricula-judae  Jew's Ear
Tremella mesenterica  Yellow Brain Fungus

Boletes and Agarics

Panaeolus acuminatus
Psathyrella spadiceogrisea
Tubaria furfuracea

Gasteroid Fungi

Geastrum triplex
Langermannia gigantea  Giant Puffball
Lycoperdon pyriforme   Stump Puffball

Myxomycetes

Badhamia macrocarpa
Trichia persimilis

Saturday July 26th, 1pm: Baronscourt, near Newtownstewart, Co.Tyrone

The weather was mostly pleasant but we were not expecting to find much as it has been a pretty unproductive year so far. We immediately found, however, some clapped out Russulas under an old oak tree in the car park but could not identify them. The agent, Robert Scott, gave us a warm welcome, squared us up with the gamekeeper , made sure we did not disturb (poach?) any of the many pheasants and showed us where to foray. This was two hundred and fifty acres of beech wood interspersed with oak, ash some conifers and many rhododendron bushes. Although we had to hunt hard for what we found, there were two rewarding finds which made the day: the elegant Pluteus salicinus and Volvariella gloiocephala. A young Peziza with a long grooved stalk foxed us as well.

Aphyllophoroid Fungi (brackets etc)

Cantharellus cibarius  Chanterelle
Ganoderma adspersum
Postia subcaesia

Jellies

Tremella mesenterica  Yellow Brain Fungus

Boletes and Agarics

Amanita rubescens   Blusher
Boletus chrysenteron  Red Cracking Bolete
Collybia confluens
Collybia dryophila
Coprinus leiocephalus
Inocybe geophylla
Lactarius subdulcis
Marasmius rotula
Mycena arcangeliana
Mycena vitilis
Pluteus cervinus
Pluteus salicinus
Russula cyanoxantha  Charcoal Burner
Russula vesca
Volvariella gloiocephala

Gasteroid Fungi

Lycoperdon pyriforme   Stump Puffball

Myxomycetes

Lycogola epidendrum

Saturday August 16th, 1pm: Glenmore Estate, Ballybofey, Co.Donegal.

The warm weather had baked most areas so we were not too hopeful on this foray, but the wood turned out to be pleasantly wet and muddy so there were fungi to be found. It was mainly an ash wood, but there were scattered oak, beech and alder to give some ecto-mycorrhizal interest. The best find was that of Lactarius cyathuliformis, a small milkcap under Alder with a dark olivaceous centre. This is probably its first Irish record, but it is also probably overlooked. There were also beautiful specimens of Chlorociboria aeruginascens and Amanita vaginata. The amount of Polyporus badius on fallen ash branches was also notable.

Does anybody have any suggestions as to what this is??

Ascomycetes 
Chlorociboria aeruginascens
Hypomyces chrysospermus 
Rhytisma acerinum Tar spot Fungus
Rhytisma salicinum 
Scutellinia cejpii 
Trochila ilicina 
Xylaria hypoxylon Candle Snuff Fungus
Xylaria polymorpha Dead Man's Fingers
Aphyllophoroid Fungi (brackets etc) 
Postia subcaesia 
Ganoderma australe 
Polyporus badius 
Polyporus squamosus Dryads Saddle
Polyporus varius 
Trametes versicolor Many Zoned Polypore
Stereum hirsutum Hairy Stereum
Jellies 
Exidia thuretiana 
Boletes and Agarics 
Agaricus silvaticus 
Amanita vaginata The Grisette
Boletus chrysenteron Red Cracking Bolete
Boletus subtomentosus 
Collybia confluens 
Crepidotus applanatus 
Entoloma sericellum 
Gymnopilus junonius 
Hebeloma leucosarx 
Inocybe subcarpta 
Lactarius blennius 
Lactarius cyathuliformis 
Lactarius quietus 
Lactarius subdulcis 
Marasmius rotula 
Mycena leptocephala 
Naucoria escharioides 
Oudemansiella mucida Porcellain Fungus
Pluteus cervinus 
Psathyrella candolleana 
Rickenella fibula 
Russula cyanoxantha Charcoal Burner
Russula cyanoxantha peltereaui 
Russula delica 
Russula gracillima 
Russula mairei Beechwood Sickener
Russula ochroleuca 
Gasteroid Fungi 
Scleroderma citrinum Earthball

 

Saturday September 6th, 1pm: Shane's Castle, Antrim

The drought continues... Shane's Castle has some of the oldest trees in Northern Ireland (and possibly Ireland) so this was an eagerly anticipated foray. The dry weather limited our finds of ectomycorrhizal fungi however, but it was noticeable that the amount of brackets was not bad for N.Ireland (but probably still poor compared to GB with its longer cover of woodland). Inonotus dryadeus, Laetiporus sulphureus and Fistulina hepatica were all present. In terms of Agarics (I can't comment on Howard's lichen list!), the best finds were that of Entoloma sinuatum, Marasmius coharens (in perfect condition) and curiously Leccinum duriusculum under Hazel. There were also some huge specimens of Boletus radicans. Some very curious Russulas still await identification and they are probably the best finds of all. But this was only scratching on the surface of a huge estate. We only got into one small area and certainly would love to go back..

 

Shanes Castle

Anamorphic Fungi
Colletotrichum trichellum
Marchandiomyces corallinus
Vouauxiella lichenicola
Xanthoriicola physciae

Ascomycetes
Ascodichaena rugosa
Claviceps purpurea
Diatrype stigma
Erysiphe heraclei
Flavoparmelia caperata
Hymenoscyphus fructigenus
Hypomyces chrysospermus
Hypoxylon fragiforme
Hypoxylon fuscum
Lecanactis abietina
Leptosphaeria acuta
Microsphaera alphitoides
Phialina lachnobrachya
Rhytisma acerinum
Trochila ilicina
Xylaria polymorpha

Aphyllophoroid Fungi (Brackets etc)
Bjerkandera adusta
Datronia mollis
Fistulina hepatica
Ganoderma adspersum
Hymenochaete corrugata
Hyphodontia sambuci
Inonotus dryadeus
Laetiporus sulphureus
Meripilus giganteus
Peniophora quercina
Piptoporus betulinus
Stereum gausapatum
Stereum hirsutum
Trametes versicolor

Boletes and Agarics
Agaricus campestris
Armillaria mellea
Boletus chrysenteron
Boletus radicans
Collybia confluens
Collybia peronata
Entoloma sinuatum
Laccaria laccata
Leccinum duriusculum
Marasmius cohaerens
Marasmius rotula
Paxillus involutus
Pluteus cervinus
Russula cyanoxantha
Russula foetens
Russula nigricans
Xerula radicata

Gasteroid Fungi
Lycoperdon perlatum
Scleroderma bovista

Jellies
Auricularia auricula-judae
Calocera viscosa

Oomycetes
Peronospora myosotidis

Urediniomycetes
Melampsora epitea
Phragmidium mucronatum
Phragmidium violaceum
Puccinia buxi
Puccinia graminis var. graminis

Lichens
Abrothallus microspermus
Anisomeridium biforme
Arthonia cinnabarina
Arthonia radiata
Calicium viride
Chrysothrix candelaris
Cliostomum griffithii
Diploicia canescens
Enterographa crassa
Evernia prunastri
Hypogymnia physodes
Lecanora carpinea
Lecanora chlarotera
Lecanora expallens
Lecidella elaeochroma
Lepraria incana
Macentina stigonemoides
Opegrapha atra
Opegrapha herbarum
Opegrapha varia
Opegrapha vulgata
Parmelia exasperatula
Parmelia revoluta
Parmelia saxatilis
Parmelia subaurifera
Parmelia subrudecta
Parmelia sulcata
Parmotrema chinense
Pertusaria amara
Pertusaria hymenea
Phaeographis smithii
Physcia aipolia
Physcia tenella
Pronectria anisospora
Ramalina farinacea
Ramalina fastigiata
Ramalina fraxinea
Schismatomma decolorans
Usnea subfloridana
Xanthoria parietina

Saturday September 27th, 2pm: Loughgall Manor, Co.Armagh

The joint foray with the Armagh Field Naturalists Group was attended by about twenty people with roughly equal members from each side. Loughgall Manor/Country Park is a splendid site with rich soil and mixed conifer/deciduous woodland habitat. as we expected in this, so far, poor year only forty or so species were identified - not a single Russula and only one each of Lactarius & Suillus. However, we were rewarded with an abundance of earth stars and the rare Melanophyllum eyrei. About four specimens of the latter were found in thin grass alongside a palisade of lime trees.

Agarics and Boletes 
Agaricus silvaticus Flocked Wood Mushroom
Armillaria mellea Honey Fungus
Collybia confluens Clustered Tough Shank
Coprinus atrementarius Common Ink Cap
Coprinus comatus Shaggy Ink Cap
Coprinus lagopus Hare's Ear Ink Cap
Coprinus micaceous Glistening Ink Cap
Coprinus plicatilis Pleated Ink Cap
Cystoderma amianthinum Earthy Parasol
Hebeloma crustiliniforme Poison Pie
Hypholoma fasiculare Sulphur Tuft
Inocybe geophylla White Fibre Cap
Inocybe geophylla var lilacina Lilac Fibre Cap
Inocybe rimosa Split Fibre Cap
Laccaria laccata The Deceiver
Laccaria amethystina Amethyst Deceiver
Lactarius subdulcis Mild Milk Cap
Lepista flaccida Tawny Funnel
Leucocoprinus brebissonii Dark Disc Parasol
Marasmius rotula Collared Parachute
Melanophyllum eyrei Green Spored Parasol
Mycena vitilis Snapping Bonnet
Pluteus cervinus Deer Shield
Stropharia aeruginosa Verdigris Agaric
Suillus grevillei Larch Bolete
Tricholoma saponaceum Soapy Knight
Volvariella gloiocephala Stubble Volvar


Polypores 
Bjerkandera adusta Smoky Bracket
Ganoderma adspersum Artist's Fungus
Laetiporus sulphureus Chicken of the Woods
Trametes versicolor Turkey Tail Bracket


Gasteroid Fungi 
Geastrum striatum Striate Earth Star
Geastrum triplex Collared Earth Star 
Langermannia gigantea Giant Puffball
Lycoperdon perlatum Common Puffball


Fairy Clubs 
Clavulina cinerea Grey Coral Fungus

Ascomycetes 
Helvella crispa Elfin Saddle
Nectria cinnabarina Coral Spot
Rhytisma acerinum Tar Spot
Xylaria polymorpha Dead Man's Fingers
Xylaria hypoxylon Candlesnuff Fungus

Fermanagh Weekend October 18-19

This year we stayed at Arch Tullyhona Farm Guest House run by Rosemary and Geoffrey Armstrong. Situated between Florencecourt and the Marble Arch Caves , this delightful establishment provides first class accommodation, hospitality and home cooking - you even get whisky to put on your porridge. A record turnout, with eight plus little Soaia on the Friday night and fourteen on the Saturday. The highlight of our four course gourmet Saturday night dinner was home cooked and home reared lamb, followed up by an interesting musical evening featuring the Boar's Head Carol (in four part harmony) and various Irish folk songs. Unlike last year (for those who can remember it) we retired to bed early. Five sites were visited: Inish Rath / Florencecourt (Chris leading) and Inishturk/Claddagh Glen (Gerry leading) on Saturday followed by Corey's Point (David leading) on Sunday. Finally a most warm welcome to the six new members whose first experience of NIFG was the residential.

The Tullyhona Farm Guest House  Photo: Joan Shannon

Autumn was here  Photo: Joan Shannon

Saturday October 18th: Inishturk, Lower Lough Erne

Owned by the RSPB, Inishturk lies to the north of Boa Island not far from the western road-bridge. Brad Robson of the RSPB piloted us there from Castle Caldwell through some very choppy water - nobody was seasick. The island, very overgrown and with many dead/dying trees (mostly birch), was rather unproductive.  

Agarics and Boletes

Armillaria gallica   Bulbous Honey Fungus

Armillaria mellea Honey fungus

Coprinus plicatilis Pleated Ink Cap

Crepidotus mollis Soft Slipper Toadstool

Hygrocybe conica Blackening wax Cap

Hypholoma fasiculare Sulphur Tuft

Kuehneromyces mutabilis Brown Stew Fungus

Laccaria laccata The Deceiver

Laccaria amethystina Amethyst deceiver

Lactarius glyciosmus Coconut Milk Cap

Lactarius torminosus Woolly Milk cap

Mycena filopes Iodoform Bonnet cap

Mycena polygramma Grooved Bonnet Cap

Psathyrella conopilus Conical Brittle cap

Tricholoma album White Knight

Tricholoma fulvum Birch Knight 

Aphyllophoroid fungi (brackets etc)

Daedaleopsis confragosa Blushing Bracket

Merulius tremellosus       Jelly Rot

Piptoporus betulinus        Razor-strop Fungus

Postia subcaesia             Bluing Bracket

Trametes versicolor         Turkey Tail

 

Ascomycetes

Xylaria hypoxylon       Candle-snuff Fungus

 

Myxomycetes

Lycogala epidendrum  Coral Slime Mould

Saturday October 18th: Inishrath, Upper Lough Erne

Inishrath is a small island in Upper Lough Erne owned by the Hare Krishna community. The centre of the island holds a temple with lawns and some large trees, this is surrounded by a wooded belt running down to the shore, including beech and birch.

Agarics and Boletes

Armillaria gallica         Bulbous Honey Fungus

Armillaria mellea         Honey Fungus

Chroogomphus rutilus  Copper Spike

Clitocybe nebularis      Cloudy Funnel Cap

Collybia confluens       Clustered Tough Shank

Collybia maculata        Spotted Tough Shank

Collybia peronata        Wood Woolly Foot

Coprinus atramentarius  Common Ink Cap

Coprinus micaceus       Glistening Ink Cap

Crepidotus mollis         Soft Slipper Toadstool

Gymnopilus junonius     Juno's Rust Gill

Hygrocybe conica          Blackening Wax Cap

Hypholoma fasiculare    Sulphur Tuft

Inocybe geophylla        White Fibre Cap

Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina   LilacFibre Cap

Laccaria amethystina    Amethyst Deceiver

Lactarius blennius        Beech Milk Cap

Lactarius chrysorrheus  Yellow Milk Cap         

Lactarius deliciosus      Saffron Milk Cap

Lactarius quietus          Oak Milk Cap  

Lepiota aspera            Freckled Dapperling

Lepiota cristata           Stinking Dapperling

Lepista nuda               Wood Blewit  

Limacella guttata    

Mycena pura                Lilac Bonnet Cap

Oudimansiella mucida   Porcelain Fungus

Paxillus involutus         Brown Roll Rim

Pluteus cervinus           Deer Shield

Psathyrella conopilus    Conical Brittle Cap

Psathyrella gracilis       Slender Brittle Cap                              

Psathyrella lacrymabunda  Weeping Widow

Russula mairei             Beech Sickener

Russula ochroleuca       Common Brittle Gill  

Suillus granulatus         Weeping Bolete

Suillus luteus              Slippery Jack  

Tricholoma terreum      Grey Knight

 

Gasteroid Fungi

Lycoperdon pyriforme    Stump Puffball

 

Aphyllophoroid fungi (brackets etc)

Daedaleopsis confragosa     Blushing Bracket

Ganoderma adspersum        Artist's Fungus

Merulius tremellosus           Jelly Rot

Trametes versicolor            Turkey Tail

Piptoporus betulinus           Razor-Strop Fungus

 

Ascomycetes

Bisporella citrina               Lemon Elf Cup

Bulgaria inquinans            Black Jelly Drops

Chlorociboria aeruginascens Green Elf Cup

Xylaria hypoxylon               Candle-snuff Fungus

Xylaria polymorpha             Dead Man's Fingers

Florencecourt Estate

Ascomycetes

Helvella crispa               White Saddle

Agarics and Boletes
Clitocybe nebularis         Clouded Funnel
Clitocybe odora              Aniseed Funnel
Collybia confluens          Clustered Toughshank
Laccaria laccata             Deceiver
Lepista flaccida              Tawny Funnel
Lepista nuda                 Wood Blewit
Mycena pura                  Lilac Bonnet
Paxillus involutus           Brown Rollrim
Psilocybe semilanceata   Magic Mushroom
Tricholoma sulphureum    Sulphur Knight

Marble Arch NNR

Ascomycetes

Helvella crispa               White Saddle
Xylaria hypoxylon           Candlesnuff Fungus

Agarics and Boletes
Lepista nuda                 Wood Blewit
Psathyrella corrugis        Red Edge Brittlestem
Psathyrella conopilus      Conical Brittlestem
Oudemansiella mucida     Porcelain Fungus
Mycena polygramma       Grooved Bonnet
Clitocybe nebularis         Clouded Funnel
Inocybe geophylla var. geophylla  White Fibrecap
Hygrocybe virginea         Snowy Waxcap
Collybia confluens          Clustered Toughshank
Clitocybe fragrans          Fragrant Funnel
Clavulinopsis corniculata  Meadow Coral
Crepidotus mollis           Peeling Oysterling
Boletus chrysenteron      Red Cracking Bolete
Lactarius torminosus       Woolly Milkcap

Gasteroid Fungi
Lycoperdon perlatum       Common Puffball

Aphyllophoroid fungi (brackets etc)
Merulius tremellosus           Jelly Rot
Stereum hirsutum           Hairy Curtain Crust

Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Lycogala epidendrum 


Sunday October 19th: Corry's Point Forest Nature Reserve, Belcoo

The most prolific foray of the year so far. This interesting wood that projects out into Lower Lough Macnean has a very interesting Willow and Alder lake shore fringe with Oak, Hazel, Ash and the odd planted Beech above it on the small hill. The most spectacular find was Cortinarius olearioides (subfulgens). This is a Phlegmacium with a sticky cap, but dry stipe. The flesh goes pink with KOH putting it in the section fulvi. Then, the small spores and flesh colours identify it as olearioides. Other good finds were the Horn Stalkball, Onygena equina on a sheep's horn, the purple Lactarius lilacinus under Alder, the masses of Bitter Poisonpie, Hebeloma sinapizans and the Blue Roundhead, Stropharia cyanea in the field on the way to the wood. 

Ascomycetes 
Bisporella citrina Lemon Disco
Chlorociboria aeruginascens Green Elfcup
Hypoxylon fuscum Hazel Woodwart
Hypoxylon multiforme Birch Woodwart
Onygena equina Horn Stalkball
Otidea alutacea Tan Ear
Rhytisma acerinum Sycamore Tarspot
Rutstroemia firma Brown Cup
Xylaria hypoxylon Candlesnuff Fungus
Aphyllophoroid Fungi (Brackets etc)
Clavulina cinerea Grey Coral
Clavulinopsis fusiformis Golden Spindles
Daedaleopsis confragosa Blushing Bracket
Inonotus radiatus Alder Bracket
Peniophora lycii 
Physisporinus sanguinolentus Bleeding Porecrust
Piptoporus betulinus Birch Polypore
Postia subcaesia Blueing Bracket
Stereum hirsutum Hairy Curtain Crust
Jellies 
Calocera cornea Small Stagshorn
Tremella mesenterica Yellow Brain
Boletes and Agarics 
Agaricus silvaticus Blushing Wood Mushroom
Armillaria gallica Bulbous Honey Fungus
Clitocybe gibba Common Funnel
Clitocybe odora Aniseed Funnel
Collybia butyracea Butter Cap
Collybia confluens Clustered Toughshank
Cortinarius olearioides (subfulgens)
Crepidotus mollis Peeling Oysterling
Hebeloma crustuliniforme Poisonpie
Hebeloma sinapizans Bitter Poisonpie
Hygrocybe conica Blackening Waxcap
Hygrocybe virginea Snowy Waxcap
Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina Lilac Fibrecap
Inocybe rimosa Split Fibrecap
Laccaria amethystina Amethyst Deceiver
Laccaria laccata Deceiver
Lactarius blennius Beech Milkcap
Lactarius fulvissimus Tawny Milkcap
Lactarius lilacinus 
Lactarius mitissimus Orange Milkcap
Lactarius plumbeus Ugly Milkcap
Lactarius pubescens Bearded Milkcap
Lactarius pyrogalus Fiery Milkcap
Lactarius quietus Oakbug Milkcap
Lactarius torminosus Woolly Milkcap
Leccinum umbrinoides 
Leccinum variicolor Mottled Bolete
Lepista nuda Wood Blewit
Mycena pura Lilac Bonnet
Paxillus involutus Brown Rollrim
Pluteus cervinus Deer Shield
Pluteus salicinus Willow Shield
Psathyrella candolleana Pale Brittlestem
Russula betularum Birch Brittlegill
Russula fellea Geranium Brittlegill
Russula gracillima Slender Brittlegill
Russula ochroleuca Ochre Brittlegill
Stropharia cyanea Blue Roundhead
Tricholoma stiparophyllum 
Tricholoma terreum Grey Knight
Gasteroid Fungi 
Handkea excipuliformis Pestle Puffball
Lycoperdon perlatum Common Puffball

Saturday October 25th, 1pm: Dromantine College, Co.Down.

A cool afternoon with winter feeling near. The parkland immediately surrounding the abbey was the most interesting part of the estate and not just for fungi, but also for wedding photographs. I just pity the poor couple whose photos feature an odd looking bunch all wrapped up in winter woolies on their hands and knees in the background. It all looked very dry but once we started looking, there were a lot of ecto-mycorrhizal fungi deep in the moss - a lovely specimen of Russula faginea (under Oak which is common here in N.Ireland), the Fragile Brittlegill, Russula fragilis, the Girdled Webcap, Cortinarius trivialis, the Earthy Webcap, Cortinarius hinnuleus, the Tawny Milkcap, Lactarius fulvissimus and lots of The Miller, Clitopilus prunulus. The Oak Bracket, Inonotus dryadeus, was another interesting find, but my favourite was the club, Typhula phacorrhiza complete with sclerotium at its base. This site must be good for Boletes earlier in the year. 

Ascomycetes

Hypoxylon fragiforme Beech Woodwart
Lachnum virgineum Snowy Disco
Mollisia cinerea Common Grey Disco
Nectria cinnabarina Coral Spot
Orbilia xanthostigma Common Glasscup
Pyrenopeziza laurocerasi 
Rhytisma acerinum Sycamore Tarspot
Xylaria hypoxylon Candlesnuff Fungus
Aphyllophoroid Fungi (Brackets etc) 
Ganoderma australe Southern Bracket
Inonotus dryadeus Oak Bracket
Peniophora quercina 
Stereum gausapatum Bleeding Oak Crust
Stereum hirsutum Hairy Curtain Crust
Stereum rugosum Bleeding Broadleaf Crust
Trametes versicolor Turkeytail
Typhula phacorrhiza 
Vuilleminia comedens Waxy Crust
Jellies 
Auricularia auricula-judae Jelly Ear
Exidia glandulosa Witches' Butter
Boletes and Agarics 
Amanita ceciliae Snakeskin Grisette
Amanita muscaria Fly Agaric
Amanita rubescens var. rubescens The Blusher
Armillaria gallica Bulbous Honey Fungus
Clitocybe fragrans Fragrant Funnel
Clitocybe nebularis Clouded Funnel
Clitopilus prunulus The Miller
Collybia confluens Clustered Toughshank
Cortinarius hinnuleus Earthy Webcap
Cortinarius trivialis Girdled Webcap
Cystoderma amianthinum Earthy Powdercap
Gymnopilus junonius Spectacular Rustgill
Hygrocybe virginea Snowy Waxcap
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca False Chanterelle
Hypholoma fasciculare Sulphur Tuft
Hypholoma lateritium Brick Tuft
Lactarius blennius Beech Milkcap
Lactarius fulvissimus Tawny Milkcap
Lactarius plumbeus Ugly Milkcap
Lactarius quietus Oakbug Milkcap
Lactarius subumbonatus 
Lactarius torminosus Woolly Milkcap
Lepista nuda Wood Blewit
Mycena galericulata Common Bonnet
Naucoria escharioides Ochre Aldercap
Pholiota squarrosa Shaggy Scalycap
Russula aeruginea Green Brittlegill
Russula chloroides Blue Band Brittlegill
Russula faginea 
Russula fragilis Fragile Brittlegill
Suillus grevillei Larch Bolete
Tricholoma fulvum Birch Knight
Tricholoma lascivum Aromatic Knight
Myxomycetes 
Mucilago crustacea 
Gasteroid Fungi 
Lycoperdon perlatum Common Puffball
Lycoperdon pyriforme Stump Puffball

Saturday November 8th, 1pm: Drumlamph Woodland Trust Reserve, near Maghera

The final foray of the season and it was a gloomy day - winter was on its way. Woodland can be traced back on this site to the 15th century so it is an old wood, but typical of many Irish woods, it had been heavily grazed by stock in the past so what is found on the ground could be better. However, there were still good things to be found. The interesting finds were a Russula that is still waiting to be identified but which is possibly R.lundellii, the two Cortinarius, Cortinarius rigens with an iodoform smell and rooting stipe, and Cortinarius subpurpurascens which bruised strongly purple on the stipe, Crepidotus epibryus on the leaf (2nd NI record), Entoloma vinaceum var. fumosipes (small spored, glabrous and with short fat cells in the cap) and Nyctalis parasitica on the rotting Russula.

Ascomycetes
Bisporella sulphurea  
Bisporella subpallida 
Hymenoscyphus conscriptus 
Hypoxylon fuscum               Hazel Woodwart
Poculum firmum                  Brown Cup
Rhytisma acerinum              Sycamore Tarspot
Sarcoscypha austriaca          Scarlet Elfcup
Trochila ilicina                     Holly Speckle
Xylaria hypoxylon                 Candlesnuff Fungus
Aphyllophoroid Fungi (Brackets etc)
Bjerkanda adusta                 Smoky Bracket
Clavulina rugosa                  Wrinkled Club
Daedaleopsis confragosa       Blushing Bracket
Hymenochaete corrugata       Glue Crust
Inonotus radiatus                 Alder Bracket
Phellinus ferreus                  Cinnamon Porecrust
Phellinus pomaceus              Cushion Bracket
Polyporus badius                  Bay Polypore
Stereum hirsutum                 Hairy Crust new
Stereum rugosum                 Bleeding Broadleaf Crust
Trametes versicolor              Turkeytail
Jellies
Calocera viscosa                  Yellow Stagshorn
Dacrymyces stillatus             Common Jellyspot
Boletes and Agarics
Armillaria gallica                  Bulbous Honey Fungus
Clitocybe geotropa               Trooping Funnel
Collybia butyracea                Butter Cap
Cortinarius rigens 
Cortinarius subpurpurascens  Bruising Webcap
Cortinarius umbrinolens 
Crepidotus cesatii 
Crepidotus epibryus 
Entoloma vinaceum var. fumosipes 
Hypholoma fasciculare          Sulphur Tuft
Laccaria amethystina            Amethyst Deceiver 
Laccaria laccata                   Deceiver
Lactarius fulvissimus            Tawny Milkcap
Lactarius mitissimus 
Lactarius pyrogalus              Fiery Milkcap
Lactarius tabidus                 Birch Milkcap
Lepista nuda                       Wood Blewit
Mycena acicula                    Orange Bonnet 
Mycena arcangeliana            Angel's Bonnet 
Mycena filopes                    Iodoform Bonnet
Mycena galericulata              Common Bonnet
Mycena metata
Mycena vitilis                      Snapping Bonnet
Nyctalis parasitica               Silky Piggyback
Oudemansiella mucida         Porcelain Fungus 
Panaeolus fimicola              Turf Mottlegill
Panaeolus papilionaceus      Petticoat Mottlegill
Panaeolus semiovatus         Egghead Mottlegill             
Pluteus cervinus                 Deer Shield
Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis Goblet
Psilocybe semilanceata         Liberty Cap
Russula betularum               Birch Brittlegill
Russula cyanoxantha           Charcoal Burner
Russula cyanoxantha var. langei 
Russula cyanoxantha var. peltereaui 
Tubaria furfuracea                Scurfy Twiglet

 

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