Hampshire Fungus Recording Group

Documenting the Fungi of Hampshire

Noar Hill: Hampshire - Sun 12 May 2013

New Records:
New to Hampshire: Tricharina gilva
New to VC12: Periconia minutissima

Helvella acetabulum
Helvella acetabulum
Photo © Stuart Skeates

OS Grid areas: SU7431 SU7432

Weather: A pleasant sunny day after a period of little rain.

Report: A small band of forayers met and enjoyed an almost perfect spring day even if the fungi were not in profusion. Once again Gymnosporangium clavariiforme (Tongues of Fire), a truly notable rust fungus, was present on many Juniper bushes (Juniperus communis) and still looking fresh in many cases. In between looking at orchids and Duke of Burgundy Fritilliaries the group found time to examine the underside of logs and herbaceous stem bases where most of the fruiting bodies were found. A discomycete growing on mossy patches in a firesite turned out to be a new Hampshire record and although there appears to be several closely related species the closest match was to the description of Tricharina gilva in Dennis. Helvella acetabulum, another spring cup fungus, was well spotted by Sarah whilst everyone else was looking at a brilliant egg yellow resupinate poroid fungus spotted by Sue which is still awaiting final identification. Watch this space for more details.

Species list

Amylostereum laevigatum, Auricularia auricula-judae, Bjerkandera adusta, Calloria neglecta, Conocybe aporos, Daldinia concentrica, Discocistella grevillei, Fuscoporia ferrea, Ganoderma australe, Gymnosporangium clavariiforme, Helvella acetabulum, Hemimycena tortuosa, Heterosphaeria patella, Hymenochaete corrugata, Hymenochaete rubiginosa, Kretzschmaria deusta, Lachnella alboviolascens, Leptosphaeria acuta, Melampsora populnea, Mycena acicula, Peniophora cinerea, Periconia minutissima, Phanerochaete sordida, Phlebia subochracea, Phragmidium mucronatum, Phragmidium violaceum, Pirottaea nigrostriata, Radulomyces rickii, Stereum hirsutum, Trametes gibbosa, Trechispora stevensonii, Tricharina gilva, Vuilleminia comedens, Vuilleminia cystidiata

© Stuart Skeates 2006-16