Photographs taken in Nottinghamshire


2017 Forays

Annual Reports

Photographs taken by NFG members in Nottinghamshire are presented in three alphabetical galleries:

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Cantharellus cibarius Chanterelle Thoresby Aug-2017

added 13/08/17

Volvariella bombycinia Attenborough NR July-17

added 13/08/17

Paraleptosphaeria praetermissa 001 on dead cut bramble stem Carlton Wood NNotts 7-4-2016
Paraleptosphaeria praetermissa 002 asci & spores Carlton Wood NNotts 7-4-2016
Paraleptosphaeria praetermissa 003 ascospores Carlton Wood NNotts 7-4-2016
A rare ascomycete on dead bramble stems. Small dull brownish discs partly immersed in substrate; asci & ascospores with 3 thick-walled septa distinctive. 1st Notts record.
added 09/08/17

Clitocybe candicans in needle litter Walkeringham NR Notts 2017-7-27
White, small-medium Clitocybe clustered or trooping in woods. It is the woodland equivalent of the poisonous C. dealbata and C. rivulosa found, often in circles, in fields & pastures; like them, not to be eaten. Not uncommon. C. phyllophila is similar but usually much larger.
added 09/08/17

Boletus lividus 001 Gamston Wood road verge Notts 2017-7-17
Boletus lividus 002 Gamston Wood road verge Notts 2017-7-17
A striking bolete not uncommon on calcareous sites; characterised by dull, matt, reddish cap, orange-red spores and an orange net on the stipe, all staining blue-black to the touch.
added 09/08/17

Agaricus macrocarpus 001 in needle litter Walkeringham NR Notts 2017-7-27
Agaricus macrocarpus 002 clavate & vesicular cheilocystidia, two papillate 2017-7-27
Uncommon medium-large Agaricus in broad-leaf or coniferous woods, here with pines on sandy soil. Caps smooth, somewhat scaly at margins, whitish, slowly yellowing with age/handling; ring pendulous with cogwheel pattern or scales below. Gills pallid, then greyish pink, finally dark brown. Smell faint or strong of bitter almonds. Cheilocystidia are clavate or balloon-shaped, often papillate (with small 'teat') at the apices. 1st Notts record.
added 09/08/17

Agaricus litoralis in grassy sand Walkeringham NR Notts 2017-7-27
A medium-large uncommon Agaricus, most frequently found in sand at the coast & in dunes in southern England; but may occur, as here, on sandy soils inland. Characterised by fibrous appressed scales concolorous with the cap and cuticle overhanging the cap margins; finely scaly below ring; gills pale then quite bright pink, finally dark brown. No particular smell. Separated only microscopically from some Common Field Mushrooms & other white Agaricus spp. In the photo specimens are still young & small.
added 09/08/17

Agaricus bitorquis sandy grass Walkeringham NR Notts 2017-7-27
A medium-large Agaricus (specimen in photo is 17cms) characterised by the double ring and volva-like base. Often on sandy soils in woods & open areas; and even in the middle of sandy paths and tracks in parks and woods. Gills dull pale pink, finally dark brown.
added 09/08/17

Agaricus augustus in needle litter Walkeringham NR Notts 2017-7-27
A large scaly Agaricus, varying in colour from pale ochraceous buff to golden yellow. In deciduous or coniferous woods. Faint or distinct smell of aniseed. Gills at first pale pink then greyish-pink, finally dark brown.
added 09/08/17

Annulohypoxylon cohaerens 001 on beech Gamston Wood NR Notts 2017-7-17
Annulohypoxylon cohaerens 002 Gamston Wood NR Notts 2017-7-17
A very small member of this group not exceeding 4-5mm, growing in loose clusters and rarely confluent. It occurs almost always on beech, which is where I've always seen it; occurring occasionally but possibly overlooked.
added 30/7/17

Cortinarius bolaris with beech Cuckney Hay Wood Notts 2016-9-28
In a notoriously difficult genus, this one is easily identified by its red-scaled cap and red & yellowish stem. A rather strawberry-like effect. Found usually with beech as here.
added 30/7/17

Cortinarius damascenus 001 near B-L stump Hannah Park Wood Worksop Notts 2016-10-15
Cortinarius damascenus 002 Hannah Park Wood Worksop Notts 2016-10-15
A very rare Cortinarius (fewer than 10 records nationally) growing around a hardwood stump (beech?). Thanks to its photo in Roger Phillips' book surprisingly easy to identify, and confirmed by the microscopy, and further confirmed by Michael Jordan. Not particularly distinctive macroscopically - the caps are a sort of biscuity-brown becoming more orange in larger specimens, covered in a 'bloom' of fine silvery fibres making them seem paler; the cap edges are long inrolled; young ones with the usual white cortinas. 1st Notts record.
added 30/7/17

Laxitextum bicolor on beech log Eaton Wood NR Notts 2016-11-5 MB
This used to belong with the Stereums but was moved to this genus because spores, cystidia and rather soft feel to the brackets are all different. It seems to be rare, but may be overlooked as it is not very striking to look at. Its brown velvety caps and very pallid brown or grey-buff hymenium bruising brownish are macroscopically unlike Stereum. The photo is Marion's. 1st Notts record
added 30/7/17

Leucoagaricus badhamii in soil with br-leaf trees, bruising orange, Eaton Wood NR Notts 2016-11-5
A young specimen of an uncommon species with its robust stipe and helmet-like cap, not yet fully opened. The red bruising of the stipe is a useful field character. Found here in soil with various br-leaf trees. 2nd Notts record.
added 30/7/17

Trechispora fastidiosa 001 on beech wood Eaton Wood NR Notts 2016-11-5
Trechispora fastidiosa 002 verrucose spores 2016-11-5
A rare white, tightly attached non-poroid resupinate, spreading over its rotten beech wood substrate. The edges fray out into flattened branches or fingers, sometimes blunt, sometimes pointed. When collected it had no odour, but later developed an unpleasant strong smell not unlike mothballs. It has also been described as like 'old garlic' or the Stinkhorn, but smell is a very subjective thing. The spores are distinctively spiny. Not many records. 1st Notts record.
added 30/7/17

Pezicula houghtonii 001 x20 on dead attached twig of Prunus laurocerasus Carlton Wood NNotts 17-4-2016
Pezicula houghtonii 002 asci & spores in Melzer's x400 17-4-2016
Rare, brown, roughened, disc like ascomycete sessile on a dead attached branch of Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry Laurel). Often clustered on the surface. Characteristically occurring on this host and with rather stout asci and ascospores being 0-3 septate. 1st Notts record.
added June 17

Discostroma corticola 001 seimatosporium conidial state on dead bramble stem Carlton Wood NNotts 7-4-2016
Discostroma corticola 002 conidia 7-4-2016
A little recorded fungus on dead bramble stems. This is the asexual form of it without asci or ascospores, but having conidia with 3 septa, the septa being very thick-walled . 1st Notts record.
added June 17

Inocybe inodora 001 in sandy grassy soil with Oak, Sherwood Forest NNR Notts 2016-10-8
Inocybe inodora 002 short cystidia, spores, Sherwood Forest NNR Notts 2016-10-8
A rare single Inocybe in grass with oaks. Very few records. Characterized macroscopically by reddish-brown fibrous cap and somewhat swollen white base to stipe, cap small in relation to stem length; microscopically by the short, rather stout fusoid cystidia. 1st Notts record.
added June 17

Boeremia hedericola C-in-L footpath Notts 17-4-2016
A good example of a common fungus on ivy leaves, but recorded in Notts for the first time only in 2016. Characterized by coelomycete growth (the tiny black specks) on a round whitened area surrounded by a more or less wide brown ring on the living leaf. Recorded a few times since.
added June 17

Anthracobia melaloma 001 on burnt stump Foxcovert Plantation NR Notts 2016-11-12
Anthracobia melaloma 002 asci & paraphyses Foxcovert Plantation NR Notts 2016-11-12
Ascomycete on burnt stump, not recorded in Notts since 1956 at Clumber Park, so a good find. Looks rather like a Scutellinia but with brown hair tufts on rims rather than hairs. Nationally scarce to occasional.
added June 17