Hampshire Fungus Recording Group

Documenting the Fungi of Hampshire

Greenham Common & Bowdown - Sun 19 Oct 2014

Field event ID: HF1420

New Records:
New to HFRG: Glyphium elatum, Entoloma atrocoeruleum

OS Grid areas: SU5065

Weather: After a week of relatively high temperatures for mid-October, with at least some rain every day, the weather was kind to us and stayed both warm and dry.

Report: Thirteen forayers from HFRG and TVFG enjoyed a productive day at Greenham Common and Bowdown. Although there were not huge numbers of fungi, there was enough variety to keep everyone interested. We spent the morning on the common, where Alan found Phellinus conchatus (which he nominated as his find of the day) on a rotten stump and the little bell-shaped Calyptella campanula on a dead nettle stem. Eric’s choice was the blue-black grassland species Entoloma atrocoruleum. Sue R found the grey resupinate Tulasnella thelephorea – the first time it has been recorded in Berkshire for almost 50 years. In the afternoon, we moved on to the part of the nearby Bowdown Reserve known as the “bomb dump”. This was a damper site with more tree cover and a wider range of fungi, including a large drift of Geastrum triplex. Eric’s list of the more interesting fungi found there included Lactarius citriolens, Russula gracillima and Melanoleuca grammopodia (if only because it wasn’t M. polioleuca!) Among the fungi identified by Alan was the unusual chisel-shaped ascomycete Glyphium elatum, growing on an attached hawthorn branch - a new Berkshire record. Paul nominated the spiny little resupinate Tubulicium vermiferum as his fungus of the day, but my favourite from Bowdown was the little red-spored Melanophyllum haematospermum, which seems to be a regular at this site. I had seen it only once before, almost exactly a year previously, growing in our back garden in soil enriched with compost and bark chippings.

Species list

Agaricus campestris, Agrocybe rivulosa, Amanita citrina var. citrina, Amanita fulva, Amanita muscaria var. muscaria, Amanita muscaria var. muscaria, Ampulloclitocybe clavipes, Annulohypoxylon multiforme, Basidioradulum radula, Bjerkandera adusta, Boletus edulis, Bovista plumbea, Byssomerulius corium, Calocera cornea, Calyptella campanula, Cheilymenia granulata, Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Chondrostereum purpureum, Clavaria fumosa, Clavulinopsis corniculata, Clavulinopsis corniculata, Clavulinopsis laeticolor, Clitocybe dealbata, Clitocybe dealbata, Clitocybe gibba, Clitocybe phaeophthalma, Clitopilus prunulus, Coniophora puteana, Coniophora puteana, Cortinarius alboviolaceus, Cortinarius decipiens, Cortinarius purpurascens, Cortinarius triumphans, Crepidotus cesatii, Crepidotus cesatii, Cylindrobasidium laeve, Daedaleopsis confragosa, Dendrothele acerina, Diatrypella quercina, Dichomitus campestris, Eichleriella deglubens, Entoloma atrocoeruleum, Entoloma sericeum var. sericeum, Exidia nucleata, Flagelloscypha minutissima, Fuscoporia ferrea, Ganoderma australe, Geastrum fimbriatum, Geastrum triplex, Gliophorus psittacinus, Gliophorus psittacinus, Glyphium elatum, Grifola frondosa, Gymnopus dryophilus, Gymnopus dryophilus, Gymnopus fusipes, Hebeloma crustuliniforme, Helvella crispa, Hygrocybe conica, Hygrocybe miniata, Hygrocybe pratensis var. pratensis, Hygrocybe virginea var. virginea, Hygrocybe virginea var. virginea, Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, Hymenoscyphus scutula, Hyphoderma litschaueri, Hyphodontia sambuci, Hyphodontia sambuci, Hypholoma fasciculare var. fasciculare, Hypoxylon fuscum, Hypoxylon fuscum, Inocybe rimosa, Junghuhnia nitida, Laccaria amethystina, Laccaria laccata, Laccaria laccata, Lachnum virgineum, Lactarius blennius, Lactarius citriolens, Lactarius glyciosmus, Lactarius pubescens, Lactarius tabidus, Lactarius torminosus, Lactarius torminosus, Leccinum scabrum, Leccinum scabrum, Leccinum schistophilum, Lenzites betulina, Lepista nuda, Lepista saeva, Lycoperdon lividum, Lycoperdon pratense, Lycoperdon utriforme, Lyophyllum decastes, Macrolepiota procera, Macrotyphula juncea, Melanoleuca grammopodia, Melanophyllum haematospermum, Mycena acicula, Mycena acicula, Mycena arcangeliana, Mycena corynephora, Mycena epipterygia, Mycena galericulata, Mycena galopus var. galopus, Mycena galopus var. galopus, Mycena pseudocorticola, Mycena pura, Mycena speirea, Mycena tenerrima, Panellus stipticus, Paxillus involutus, Peniophorella praetermissa, Peniophorella pubera, Pezicula acericola, Phanerochaete sordida, Phanerochaete velutina, Phellinopsis conchata, Phlebia radiata, Phlebia rufa, Phragmidium violaceum, Phragmidium violaceum, Piptoporus betulinus, Pluteus cervinus, Pluteus cervinus, Pluteus phlebophorus, Polydesmia pruinosa, Propolis farinosa, Psathyrella piluliformis, Radulomyces confluens, Radulomyces molaris, Ramaria stricta, Resupinatus applicatus, Rhytisma acerinum, Rickenella fibula, Rickenella swartzii, Russula gracillima, Russula nigricans, Russula versicolor, Russula violeipes, Schizopora paradoxa, Scleroderma citrinum, Scleroderma verrucosum, Scopuloides rimosa, Simocybe centunculus var. centunculus, Skeletocutis nivea, Steccherinum fimbriatum, Steccherinum ochraceum, Stereum gausapatum, Stereum gausapatum, Stereum hirsutum, Stereum rugosum, Stereum rugosum, Stereum subtomentosum, Stropharia semiglobata, Trametes versicolor, Trechispora nivea, Trechispora stevensonii, Tricholoma fulvum, Tricholoma scalpturatum, Tricholoma stiparophyllum, Tricholoma sulphureum var. sulphureum, Tubaria dispersa, Tubaria furfuracea, Tubaria furfuracea, Tubulicium vermiferum, Tulasnella thelephorea, Tyromyces chioneus, Xerula radicata, Xylaria hypoxylon, Xylaria hypoxylon

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