Hampshire Fungus Recording Group

Documenting the Fungi of Hampshire

Spearywell Wood - Sun 16 Sep 2012

Field event ID: HF1216

Laetiporus sulphureus
Laetiporus sulphureus
Photo © Sue Howe

OS Grid areas: SU3127 SU3128

Weather: Continuing episodes of rain in the preceding week and no frosts.

Report: (Sue Rogerson) Seven intrepid forayers set off for another foray with not a lot of hope of finding many agaric fungi. Although after such a wet time there has not been much rain lately the ground was generally still damp but despite this the agarics were few and far between. Most in abundance were a troop of Hydnum repandum (Hedgehog Fungus). Elsewhere on the site Sara and I felt the understorey had so much cover that even in a 'better' season it would not be good for finding many fungi. I returned home with some resupinates but after lunch there were just 3 of us remaining. I thought it interesting that alongside the track where the nettles and other growth had been cut back it was damp but there were some interesting finds which can be seen on the list. The most noticeable find was Trechispora praefocata on some fallen larch and just a second record for Hampshire.

Species list

Annulohypoxylon multiforme, Belonidium sulphureum, Bjerkandera adusta, Calyptella capula, Daldinia concentrica, Fistulina hepatica, Flagelloscypha minutissima, Fuscoporia ferrea, Heterobasidion annosum, Hydnum repandum, Hymenochaete rubiginosa, Hyphodontia arguta, Lachnellula willkommii, Lachnum virgineum, Laetiporus sulphureus, Lasiosphaeria ovina, Marasmius rotula, Mycoacia aurea, Mycoacia uda, Peniophorella praetermissa, Phaeolus schweinitzii, Phlebia livida, Phlebiella sulphurea, Piptoporus betulinus, Postia stiptica, Russula fellea, Schizopora paradoxa, Scleroderma areolatum, Scopuloides hydnoides, Skeletocutis nivea, Stereum hirsutum, Trametes gibbosa, Trametes versicolor, Trechispora farinacea, Trechispora praefocata, Xerula radicata

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