Exbury - Sat 15 Nov 2014
Field event ID: HF1425
New to Hampshire: Volvariella surrecta
OS Grid areas: SU4200
Weather: Dispite predicted very high winds the day was just blustery and showery after a preceding week of reasonable rainfall.
Report: Thanks to Sara Cadbury and Juliet Bloss from Exbury the group was able to visit Gardens in the waxcap rather than the tourist season and dispite a last minute threat as high winds were forecast which thankfully turned out not to be as severe as predicted. The fungi were certainly very much in evidence and I think everyone would like to return again as there was more than could be seen, identified and recorded on one visit. The find of the day was for me was found by Malcolm Storey and was Volvariella surrecta (Piggyback Rosegill) the parasitic fungus that grows on Clitocybe nebularis (Clouded funnel) and provided an excellent photo opportunity. It seems not to have been recorded in Hampshire before. In the grassland areas there was a good selection of waxcaps and earthtongues, including the rare green Microglossum viride (Green Earthtongue), as well as several Cordyceps militaris (Scarlet Caterpillarclub), one of which was dug up to show how it was growing from a buried pupa.
Amanita excelsa var. spissa, Amanita pantherina, Amanita phalloides, Amanita rubescens, Boletus badius, Boletus edulis, Boletus pruinatus, Brevicellicium olivascens, Bulgaria inquinans, Calocera pallidospathulata, Chondrostereum purpureum, Clavulina coralloides, Clavulinopsis corniculata, Clavulinopsis helvola, Clavulinopsis luteoalba, Clitocybe geotropa, Clitocybe nebularis, Clitopilus prunulus, Coniophora puteana, Coprinopsis picacea, Cordyceps militaris, Cylindrobasidium laeve, Cystolepiota sistrata, Daedaleopsis confragosa, Exidia thuretiana, Geastrum triplex, Geoglossum cookeanum, Gliophorus irrigatus, Gliophorus psittacinus, Gloeocystidiellum porosum, Helvella crispa, Hygrocybe coccinea, Hygrocybe conica, Hygrocybe glutinipes, Hygrocybe insipida, Hygrocybe pratensis, Hygrocybe punicea, Hygrocybe russocoriacea, Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, Hyphodontia sambuci, Hypholoma fasciculare, Ischnoderma benzoinum, Laccaria laccata, Macrolepiota mastoidea, Microglossum viride, Mycena aetites, Mycena capillaripes, Mycena corynephora, Mycena epipterygia, Mycena galopus, Mycena pseudocorticola, Mycena rosea, Mycena seynii, Mycena tenerrima, Peniophora quercina, Propolis farinosa, Radulomyces confluens, Ramaria stricta, Resinicium bicolor, Rhodocollybia butyracea, Russula delica, Russula nigricans, Schizopora paradoxa, Scleroderma areolatum, Scleroderma citrinum, Serpula himantioides, Sparassis crispa, Stereum hirsutum, Stereum rugosum, Stropholoma aurantiacum, Trichoglossum hirsutum, Volvariella surrecta, Xylaria hypoxylon