Knightwood Oak - Sat 6 Oct 2012
Field event ID: HF1220
New to Hampshire: Lasiobolus cuniculi New to VC11: Trechispora hymenocystis New to HFRG: Trechispora invisitata; Coprinopsis semitalis
OS Grid areas: SU2606 SU2506
Weather: The rain held off but there ground was still wet from recent rain.
Report: With the peak season approaching there was a good turnout of expectant forayers including Jonathan Need who leads a neighbouring group in West Sussex who was most welcome. We set off across the road to the Knightwood Oak itself where we found a couple of Russula species but once again the day was going to be dominated by saprotrophic rather than mycorrhizal species with more Mycena species than Amanita, Russula and Lactarius combined. However there were some wonderful photo opportunities including Mycena rorida (Dripping Bonnet) showing a deliciously slimy stem. A search for Gomphidius roseus (Rosy Spike) after finding Suillus bovinus (Bovine Bolete) was succesful and the pair was duly photographed together. Although G roseus has gills it belongs in the Boletales along with that other common find of Scleroderma citrinum. Isn't DNA wonderful? Also nearby was a similar looking bolete, Suillus variegatus (Velvet bolete), which gave everyone the opportunity to compare it with Suillus bovinus. A beautiful display of a 'Coprinus' in the boggy heath at the edge of the wood turned out to be Coprinopsis semitalis a new find for the group which curiously was found twice more at other sites in the following two weeks. Its rarer double Coprinopsis martinii, found by Dave Kelly, was only recorded for the first time earlier in the year. After lunch the New Forest specialty BAP species Poronia punctata (Nail Fungus) was found on pony dung and admired by those who had not seen it before.
Amanita citrina, Amanita fulva, Amanita rubescens, Ampulloclitocybe clavipes, Armillaria mellea, Bjerkandera adusta, Boletus badius, Boletus cisalpinus, Boletus edulis, Boletus pruinatus, Botryobasidium aureum, Bulgaria inquinans, Byssocorticium pulchrum, Byssocorticium pulchrum, Byssomerulius corium, Calocera cornea, Calocera pallidospathulata, Calocera viscosa, Cantharellus cibarius, Ceriporiopsis pannocincta, Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Clitocybe nebularis, Coniophora arida, Coprinellus micaceus, Coprinopsis semitalis, Cortinarius betulinus, Cortinarius bolaris, Cortinarius rubellus, Cortinarius sanguineus, Cortinarius semisanguineus, Crepidotus cesatii, Exidia thuretiana, Fuscoporia ferrea, Galerina marginata, Ganoderma australe, Gomphidius roseus, Gymnopilus junonius, Gymnopilus penetrans, Gymnopus dryophilus, Henningsomyces candidus, Hymenochaete rubiginosa, Hyphoderma occidentale, Hyphodontia alutaria, Hypholoma fasciculare, Hypoxylon fragiforme, Inocybe cincinnata, Inocybe sindonia, Laccaria amethystina, Laccaria laccata, Lachnum niveum, Lachnum virgineum, Lactarius hepaticus, Lactarius semisanguifluus, Lactarius subumbonatus, Lasiobolus cuniculi, Lycoperdon nigrescens, Lycoperdon perlatum, Macrotyphula fistulosa var. contorta, Mycena adonis, Mycena aetites, Mycena epipterygia, Mycena galericulata, Mycena galopus, Mycena haematopus, Mycena olida, Mycena pura, Mycena rorida, Mycena sanguinolenta, Mycena stylobates, Mycena tenerrima, Mycena vitilis, Oudemansiella mucida, Panaeolus semiovatus, Panellus stipticus, Peniophorella praetermissa, Pholiota squarrosa, Physisporinus sanguinolentus, Piptoporus betulinus, Pluteus cervinus, Poronia punctata, Postia caesia, Psathyrella piluliformis, Rhodocollybia butyracea, Rhodocollybia maculata, Rickenella fibula, Rigidoporus ulmarius, Russula caerulea, Russula densifolia, Russula fragilis, Russula nobilis, Russula ochroleuca, Russula sardonia, Schizopora paradoxa, Scleroderma citrinum, Skeletocutis nivea, Sphaerobolus stellatus, Stereum hirsutum, Stereum rugosum, Stereum sanguinolentum, Suillus bovinus, Suillus variegatus, Trametes gibbosa, Trechispora hymenocystis, Trechispora invisitata, Tricholoma fulvum, Tricholomopsis rutilans, Trochila ilicina, Vesiculomyces citrinus, Xylaria hypoxylon