Copythorne Common - Sat 15 May 2010
Field event ID: HF1003
New to Hampshire: Endogone flammicorona
OS Grid areas: SU3015 SU3014
Weather: A bright sunny day but yet again the ground was dry and crisp with the lack of rain, a little of which was forecast for the following day.
Report: In what is turning out to be one of the driest springs for many years the ground was distinctly crisp. This site usually has a wonderful profusion of Mitrula paludosa in the spring but although present and in good condition they were but a shadow of their usual glory. There was however, as usual, something of interest. Paul rolled a log and was greeted by a vivid yellow polypore at almost the sametime as Sue found the same on another log fifty yards away. It was recognised as Antrodia xantha. Near the end of the foray a few specimens of an Inocybe caused much photography and interest but the specimen defied subsequent identification. Sue found a small truffle (not edible) which was sent to Carol Hobart who has a special interest in these and identified it as Endogone flammicorona, a species with only two previous English records both in the 19th century. There are a couple of other places in Scotland where it has been found.
Annulohypoxylon multiforme, Antrodia xantha, Auriscalpium vulgare, Bjerkandera adusta, Bulbillomyces farinosus, Byssomerulius corium, Calocybe gambosa, Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Clitocybe sinopica, Colpoma quercinum, Cristinia helvetica, Daedaleopsis confragosa, Endogone flammicorona, Fuscoporia ferrea, Ganoderma australe, Heterobasidion annosum, Hymenochaete rubiginosa, Hypholoma fasciculare var. fasciculare, Hypomyces rosellus, Hypoxylon fuscum, Lachnum virgineum, Lenzites betulina, Mitrula paludosa, Mucronella calva, Peniophora incarnata, Peniophora quercina, Peniophorella pubera, Phlebiella sulphurea, Phlebiopsis gigantea, Piptoporus betulinus, Resinicium bicolor, Schizopora paradoxa, Skeletocutis amorpha, Stereum hirsutum, Strobilurus tenacellus, Trametes gibbosa, Trametes versicolor, Trichaptum abietinum, Trichoderma pulvinatum, Uromyces muscari, Xylaria hypoxylon