Hampshire Fungus Recording Group

Documenting the Fungi of Hampshire

Crab Wood

Sat 17 Dec 2022

Annulohypoxylon minutellum
Annulohypoxylon minutellum
Photo © Dave Shute

Field event ID HF2223

OS Grid areas: SU4329

Report: As usual, the last survey of the year was at this site. The freezing temperatures rather reduced the number of participants and the amount of fungi on offer.

Of the few ‘cap and stem’ fungi found, there was a particularly photogenic Funeral Bell (Galerina marginata) with a seasonal covering of frost.

Much of our time was spent examining fallen trees and logs, which provided us with plenty of puzzling resupinate fungi (crusts) and others which were more easily identified. Amongst the latter, we recorded Bleeding Broadleaf Crust (Stereum rugosum), Wet Rot (Coniophora puteana), Yellow Cobweb (Phlebiella sulphurea), Glue Crust (Hymenochaete corrugata) and Oak Curtain Crust (Hymenochaete rubiginosa).

Samples later analysed under the microscope added a few more species including Fawn Starweb (Asterostroma cervicolor), Schizopora radula, the bluish Peniophora limitata and Junghuhnia nitida.

A few colonies of Fenugreek Stalkball (Phleogena faginea) were seen along with King Alfred’s Cakes (Daldinia concentrica), Hazel Woodwart (Hypoxylon fuscum), Annulohypoxylon minutellum (on oak) and Lemon Disco (Bisporella citrina).

A twig from a currant bush bore some tiny cup fungi, just a couple of millimetres in diameter, with a greenish hue and scurfy outer surface. These were later confirmed as Currant Cup (Godronia ribis).

Species recorded: Acrospermum compressum, Amylostereum laevigatum, Annulohypoxylon minutellum, Annulohypoxylon multiforme, Anthostomella tomicoides, Asterostroma cervicolor, Bisporella citrina, Byssomerulius corium, Calocera cornea, Clavulina coralloides, Coniophora puteana, Crepidotus cesatii, Crepidotus mollis, Cylindrobasidium laeve, Cylindrobasidium laeve, Dacrymyces stillatus, Daldinia concentrica, Datronia mollis, Dendryphion comosum, Endophragmiella boothii, Exidia nucleata, Flammulina velutipes, Galerina marginata, Ganoderma australe, Godronia ribis, Hemimycena tortuosa, Hymenochaete corrugata, Hymenochaete rubiginosa, Hypoxylon fuscum, Hypoxylon petriniae, Junghuhnia nitida, Leptosphaeria acuta, Mycena arcangeliana, Mycena metata, Mycena speirea, Mycena tenerrima, Mycena vitilis, Mycoacia uda, Oudemansiella mucida, Panellus stipticus, Peniophora limitata, Phaeohelotium epiphyllum, Phlebia radiata, Phlebiella sulphurea, Phleogena faginea, Rhopographus filicinus, Schizopora radula, Sebacina incrustans, Steccherinum fimbriatum, Stereum hirsutum, Stereum rugosum, Stereum subtomentosum, Trametes versicolor, Trechispora farinacea, Tremella mesenterica, Xylaria hypoxylon

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