Hampshire Fungus Recording Group

Documenting the Fungi of Hampshire

The Holt - Sun 21 Oct 2012

Field event ID: HF1223

New Records:
New to Hampshire: Inocybe phaeoleuca
New to HFRG: Marasmius torquescens, Lepiota xanthophylla

Agaricus moelleri
Agaricus moelleri
Photo © Paul Hugill

Weather: Overcast following continuing damp conditions.

Report: So far, the season has not been as prolific, particularly in the Forest, as might have been predicted given the damp weather. However, further north and with different geology, things are looking better. The Holt is well known to the butterfly and plant experts and the HFRG invitation came through Phil Budd. It lies on chalk and, at least in the section in which we forayed, is mostly youngish plantation with a few older beech and oak. The number of species listed, while quite respectable, is only a fraction of those found as we were missing both resupinate and Mycena experts, the latter being particularly numerous. No one genus dominated the findings. As might be expected on chalk, Lepiota species were well represented, with the local speciality Lepiota grangei (Green Dapperling), the deadly Lepiota subincarnarta (Fatal Dapperling) and Lepiota xanthophyla, which is new to the group, being among those recorded. Pluteus were frequent on the rotten wood and Paul found the wrinkled-capped Pluteus thompsonii (Veined Shield), with its 'digiform' cheilocystidia. Eric found another new-to-the-group - Marasmius torquescens, which has a tough structure due to the setae on the cap and stem, but is not quite as armoured as the Marasmius cohaerens, which we found at Itchen Wood. Appropriately, the chicken-coop scented Clitocybe phaeophthalma (Chicken Run Funnel), with its swollen cap cells, was found near the chicken run alongside Clitocybe fragrans (Fragrant Funnel) and the common birds-nest Crucibulum laeve. Bill found the spiney Thelephora penicillata trying to climb up a Yew, from which Phil collected Hyphodontia nespori for Alan to identify later. Thanks are again due to Katherine and Ted Ware, who not only guided us around the site, but also threw open their kitchen for our lunch and supplied very welcome hot drinks and beer! The only real disappointment is the lack of pictures of the later finds as our tame photographer failed to carry a back-up for his spare (but flat!) battery.

Species list

Agaricus moelleri, Agaricus sylvaticus, Agaricus sylvicola var. sylvicola, Armillaria mellea, Auricularia auricula-judae, Bisporella citrina, Bjerkandera adusta, Byssomerulius corium, Calvatia gigantea, Ceriporia purpurea, Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Chlorophyllum rachodes, Clitocybe fragrans, Clitocybe geotropa, Clitocybe metachroa, Clitocybe nebularis, Clitocybe phaeophthalma, Coprinellus disseminatus, Coprinellus micaceus, Crepidotus cesatii, Crepidotus mollis, Crucibulum laeve, Cylindrobasidium laeve, Cystolepiota seminuda, Dacrymyces stillatus, Daldinia concentrica, Fuscoporia ferrea, Galerina marginata, Geastrum fimbriatum, Geastrum triplex, Gymnopus dryophilus, Gymnopus peronatus, Hyphodontia nespori, Hypholoma fasciculare var. fasciculare, Hypoxylon fragiforme, Inocybe asterospora, Inocybe geophylla var. geophylla, Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina, Inocybe phaeoleuca, Inonotus hispidus, Laccaria laccata, Lactarius blennius, Laetiporus sulphureus, Lepiota grangei, Lepiota magnispora, Lepiota subincarnata, Lepiota xanthophylla, Lepista nuda, Lycogala terrestre, Lycoperdon nigrescens, Lycoperdon perlatum, Lycoperdon pyriforme, Marasmius bulliardii, Marasmius epiphyllus, Marasmius torquescens, Marasmius wynneae, Melanoleuca polioleuca, Meripilus giganteus, Mycena arcangeliana, Mycena clavularis, Mycena crocata, Mycena diosma, Mycena galericulata, Mycena galopus var. galopus, Mycena haematopus, Mycena hiemalis, Mycena inclinata, Mycena pura, Mycoacia uda, Nectria cinnabarina, Oudemansiella mucida, Phallus impudicus var. impudicus, Phlebia radiata, Phlebiella sulphurea, Pholiota gummosa, Pluteus cervinus, Pluteus cinereofuscus, Pluteus salicinus, Pluteus thomsonii, Psilocybe cyanescens, Ramaria abietina, Ramaria stricta, Rhodocollybia butyracea, Russula nobilis, Schizopora paradoxa, Scutellinia scutellata, Stereum hirsutum, Stereum subtomentosum, Stropharia cyanea, Thelephora penicillata, Trametes versicolor, Tremella mesenterica, Tricholoma stiparophyllum, Tricholoma sulphureum var. sulphureum, Tricholomopsis rutilans, Xerula radicata, Xylaria hypoxylon, Xylaria longipes, Xylaria polymorpha

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