Piper's Copse - Sat 11 Sep 2010
OS Grid areas: SU2713
Report: (Paul Hugill) Piper’s Copse had obviously decided to put on a show for us, an amazing number of finds, beautiful specimens and what must have been a record number of Russula varieties for Eric to examine. For me the find of the day was a large clump of Craterellus cornucopioides which I haven't seen for several years. Not to mention an attractive group of easily identifiable Amanita phalloides. A somewhat accident-prone day, with Chris demonstrating that photography is as easy as falling off a log, Sara walking into a branch (the treehuggers amongst you will be relieved to hear that the tree suffered no damage at all), and Sue got so excited at the sight of a Pluteus she did a rolypoly into a ditch. So a good time was had by all. Paul (Sue Rogerson) Paul’s report sums up the day well. There was also a great display of Amanita muscaria, a species which doesn’t seem to have been so common in recent years and certainly not in such good condition as it was on Saturday. Eric went away with perhaps 30 species of Russula which over half a dozen more that Eyeworth a few weeks ago. What I thought was amazing were the number of Russula puellaris. We find one or two specimens from time to time but Pipers copse was riddled with fruit bodies. There were so many fungi about on the day we only scratched the surface of the site’s possibilities. It also gave me the opportunity look become further involved in coming to grips with Inocybes.
Amanita citrina var. citrina, Amanita excelsa var. spissa, Amanita fulva, Amanita muscaria var. muscaria, Amanita pantherina, Amanita phalloides, Amanita rubescens var. rubescens, Ampulloclitocybe clavipes, Aureoboletus gentilis, Boletus aereus, Boletus badius, Boletus edulis, Bulbillomyces farinosus, Cantharellus tubaeformis, Chalciporus piperatus, Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Clitopilus prunulus, Coprinellus micaceus, Cortinarius purpurascens, Craterellus cornucopioides, Crepidotus applanatus, Crepidotus caspari, Crepidotus mollis, Daedaleopsis confragosa, Daldinia concentrica, Entoloma sericellum, Fuscoporia ferrea, Gymnopus dryophilus, Gymnopus fusipes, Gymnopus peronatus, Hydnum repandum, Hygrocybe conica, Hymenochaete corrugata, Hymenochaete rubiginosa, Hypholoma fasciculare var. fasciculare, Hypoxylon fuscum, Inocybe cookei, Inocybe dulcamara, Inocybe lanuginosa, Kuehneromyces mutabilis, Laccaria amethystina, Laccaria laccata, Lactarius azonites, Lactarius blennius, Lactarius chrysorrheus, Lactarius pyrogalus, Lactarius quietus, Lactarius subumbonatus, Lactarius tabidus, Lactarius turpis, Leccinum crocipodium, Leccinum cyaneobasileucum, Leccinum scabrum, Lepista flaccida, Lycoperdon perlatum, Marasmiellus ramealis, Marasmius rotula, Megacollybia platyphylla, Melanotus horizontalis, Meripilus giganteus, Mollisia cinerea, Mycena galericulata, Mycena haematopus, Mycena pelianthina, Mycena polygramma, Mycena pura, Mycena vitilis, Mycoacia uda, Oudemansiella mucida, Panellus stipticus, Paxillus involutus, Phallus impudicus var. impudicus, Phlebia livida, Phlebia livida, Pholiota gummosa, Piptoporus betulinus, Pleurotus ostreatus, Pluteus cervinus, Psathyrella piluliformis, Rhodocollybia maculata, Rickenella fibula, Russula aeruginea, Russula amoenolens, Russula atropurpurea, Russula aurora, Russula betularum, Russula brunneoviolacea, Russula chloroides, Russula cicatricata, Russula claroflava, Russula decipiens, Russula densifolia, Russula faginea, Russula farinipes, Russula fellea, Russula fragilis var. fragilis, Russula graveolens, Russula heterophylla, Russula ionochlora, Russula nigricans, Russula ochroleuca, Russula puellaris, Russula risigallina, Russula rosea, Russula velenovskyi, Russula vesca, Russula violacea, Schizopora paradoxa, Trametes versicolor, Trichoderma pulvinatum, Tricholoma fulvum, Tricholoma ustale, Xylaria hypoxylon