Hampshire Fungus Recording Group

Documenting the Fungi of Hampshire

New Forest: Eyeworth Wood - Sun 8 Aug 2010

Field event ID: HF1011

New Records:
New to Hampshire: Russula odorata New to HFRG: Russula curtipes, Russula violacea var. violacea

Agaricus bitorquis
Agaricus bitorquis
Photo © Paul Hugill

OS Grid areas: SU2214 SU2215

Weather: Sunny intervals with some dampness over the previous few days.

Report: (Eric Janke) Eyeworth pond is often a good site for Boletes in the late summer but they were overwhelmed on this occasion by that other common summer genus - Russula. Unusually, the group set off at a rapid pace from the car park led by Alan to check on the Piptoporous quercinus site. It was good to see that it was still flourishing with a couple of fresh fruiting bodies for the photographers. Following this highlight we set out along the grassy paths and rides in search of the hoped for Boletes. As it turned out, although there were several Boletus rubellus and a couple of large specimens of Boletus appendiculatus, the grass was a much better source of Russulas and soon Eric’s box was filling up with what turned out to be over 20 species, including 2 possibly new to the group, odorata and curtipes as well as several forms of the honey (ok, and marzipan)-scented meliolens. Barry’s mystery “robertii” look-alike awaits inspiration from Geoffrey Kibby. On the way back to the cars, Add found another new site for Hericeum cirrhatum, which must count as the find of the day and Eric found a lone Boletus luridiformis as a consolation prize for Alan.

Species list

Amanita fulva, Amanita rubescens, Aurantiporus fissilis, Boletus appendiculatus, Boletus calopus, Boletus luridiformis, Boletus rubellus, Bulbillomyces farinosus, Calocera cornea, Ceriporiopsis gilvescens, Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Daedalea quercina, Daedaleopsis confragosa, Datronia mollis, Exidia glandulosa, Fistulina hepatica, Fuscoporia ferrea, Ganoderma australe, Ganoderma resinaceum, Gymnopus fusipes, Hericium cirrhatum, Heterobasidion annosum, Hymenochaete rubiginosa, Inonotus cuticularis, Laccaria laccata, Lactarius acerrimus, Lactarius azonites, Lactarius subdulcis, Laetiporus sulphureus, Leccinum crocipodium, Lenzites betulina, Megacollybia platyphylla, Meripilus giganteus, Mycoacia uda, Panaeolus semiovatus, Phanerochaete sordida, Physisporinus sanguinolentus, Piptoporus quercinus, Pleurotus ostreatus, Pluteus cervinus, Polyporus leptocephalus, Polyporus tuberaster, Russula amoenolens, Russula atropurpurea, Russula aurora, Russula curtipes, Russula densifolia, Russula faginea, Russula graveolens, Russula luteotacta, Russula melliolens, Russula nigricans, Russula ochroleuca, Russula odorata, Russula parazurea, Russula pseudointegra, Russula risigallina, Russula silvestris, Russula sororia, Russula vesca, Russula violacea, Russula violeipes, Russula virescens, Schizopora paradoxa, Scleroderma citrinum, Skeletocutis amorpha, Trametes versicolor, Tylopilus felleus, Volvariella bombycina, Xerula radicata

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