Photographs taken in Nottinghamshire


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Photographs taken by NFG members in Nottinghamshire are presented in alphabetical groups:

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Some of those taken during the last few months.....

Diplodia taxi Carlton Wood N.Notts 2015-12-20
A rarely recorded Coelomycete on dead yew leaves. Probably widespread on this substrate.
Note large broadly elliptical conidia with 1 septum in the middle. A 1st Notts record.

Radulomyces molaris Carlton Wood N.Notts 2015-12-20
An uncommon 'toothed' crust tightly attached to substrate, usually fallen oak branches. Waxy texture when fresh. A few Notts records.

Lepista irina Carlton-in-Lindrick churchyard 2015-12-7
Very uncommon large Lepista, this being only the 2nd Notts record, the 1st from Attenborough in 2010.
Very finely verruculose spores & pink-beige gills. The spore size and distinct sweet smell when fresh separate it from the similar uncommon Lepista panaeolus.

Parasola hemerobia Carlton-in-Lindrick churchyard 2015-12-7
A rare Parasola impossible to distinguish in the field from the well known Parasola plicatilis or P. leiocephalus, all with a pseudo-collar at stem apex,
though the latter is usually in more shady areas with trees. Microscopically separable by the elliptical, not heart-shaped, spores. A 5th Notts record.

Lepiota brunneoincarnata under Cedrus sp Rolleston churchyard Notts 2015-11-15
Rare Lepiota, here under Cedar, characterised by cap features, spore type & size, cheilocystidia & swollen hyphal elements in the cap skin.
1st Notts record.

Crepidotus variabilis Carlton Wood NNotts 2015-11-29
Common Crepidotus on woody stems or fallen wood. Identifiable by its short narrow spores.
Less common than once thought, the most common now is probably C. cesatii.

Lachnum impudicum
on willow found at Attenborough Nature Reserve by TS, a Notts first

Neonectria punicea Haywood Oaks 2015-11-13
An infrequently recorded rare ascomycete, occurring mostly in this country on dead branches of holly, as do these.
Also on alder buckthorn. A 1st Notts record here

Mycena rosella Haywood Oaks 2015-11-13
Rare to uncommon Mycena: pink caps, stems & gills, the latter with darker pink edges and found under conifers in soil or on thin twigs.
These are very small examples on dead needles. A 1st Notts record here

Crepidotus epibryus Haywood Oaks 2015-11-13
An occasionally recorded Crepidotus, whose distinguishing characters are unclamped hyphae, narrow elongate spores
and occurrence on dead leaves, stems etc or thin dead twigs here

Mycena amicta Haywood Oaks 2015-11-13
Uncommon Mycena on coniferous debris, cones etc. Blue-green colour at base of stems and on caps here

Click on the alphabetical links above to see pictures of the following (there maybe several images of each species)

Sphaerobulus stellatus NFG Foray Spalford Warren NR 2015-11-15
Common but probably often overlooked and believed to be declining. On rotten woody substrates and dung.
They open out like tiny stars and reveal yellowish slimy globules within which are shot off like projectiles to spread elsewhere.

Aleuria aurantia NFG Foray Spalford Warren NR 2015-11-15 by Marion
A common ascomycete but strikingly beautiful in this clustered 'flowerhead' form.

Ischnoderma benzoinum NFG Foray Spalford Warren NR 2015-11-15 by Marion
Fairly uncommon bracket on pine stumps or dead trunks, beautifully zoned when fresh or black & woody when old.
Lower surface bruises brown on handling.
Unusual smell which some detect as like petrol - hence presumably the name.

Galerina vittiformis NFG Foray Spalford Warren NR 2015-11-15
Not uncommon on mossy logs or soil. There are 4- and 2-spored varieties, this being the latter.
Characterised by pruinose stems throughout (i.e. covered in what looks with lens like minute bristles), bottle-shaped pleurocystidia, spore size and 2-spored basidia.

Galerina pumila NFG Foray Spalford Warren NR 2015-11-15
A common Galerina especially near conifers.
Main characters are white fibrils on the stems, spore size, lack of pleurocystidia and variably irregular cheilocystidia.

Botryobasidium obtusisporum NFG Foray Spalford Warren NR 2015-11-15
A rare loosely attached arachnoid crust, seldom recorded and a 1st Notts record.
Characterised by colour, attachment, spores, clampless hyphae and coniferous substrate.

Phanerochaete sordida Idle Valley NR 2015-11-25
Crust fungus only occasionally recorded, but the commonest of the Phanerochaetes. On dead conifer wood, here, perhaps unusually, on burnt pine wood.
Characterised by small, narrow spores, and narrow pointed cystidia frequently encrusted.

Melanotus horizontalis NFG Foray Budby Meadowbank 2015-11-4
A fairly uncommon bracket only occasionally encountered on our forays and always where there is dead conifer wood.

Galerina subclavata NFG Foray Budby Meadowbank 2015-11-4
A rare Galerina, characterised by fairly large warty spores, cystidia with long necks and capitate heads (tibiform) and 2-spored basidia.

Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa NFG Foray Budby Meadowbank 2015-11-4
Myxomycete, fairly common nationally. Only the 2nd modern Notts record (previously 1995 Clumber Park), 4 others being from the 19th century.
Also found again at Spalford Warren NR later this year.

Trametes suaveolens by Sean Browne on the Attenborough NR Dec 2015.jpg
This national rarity is still to be found on the reserve.

Naucoria escharioides with alder Daneshill Lakes 2015-10-25

Leccinum scabrum with birch Daneshill Lakes Notts 2015-10-25.jpg

Inocybe tarda (nitidiuscula) with willow & birch Daneshill Lakes Notts 20-10-25.jpg
Inocybe tarda is not yet recognised as a separate species by our databases but has been named from Alan Outen's Inocybe keys.
It is subsumed at present by Inocybe nitidiuscula, but the cystidia are much shorter in I. tarda.

Helvella crispa Daneshill Lakes Notts 2015-10-20.jpg

Coprinellus disseminatus Daneshill lakes Notts 2015-10-25.jpg

Scutellinia subhirtella by Tim Sexton at Attenborough NR
A rare Eyelash species, always worth checking the spores if the eyelashes are short.

Russula nigricans Gamston Wood foray 2015-10-14
A large whitish Russula often found in its blackened state.
When fresh it reddens rapidly on bruising before turning black.

Lactarius controversus Gamston Wood foray 2015-10-14
A fairly uncommon white Lactarius, always associated with Willow. Found here on a previous foray a few years ago.
Characteristically the gills turn slowly pink.

Inocybe sambucina Gamston Wood foray 2015-10-14
A rare Inocybe not often recorded and a first Notts record.
Grows with deciduous trees, here with Oak, Birch & Willow.

Hymenoscyphus scutula in Worksop garden
Tiny cream cups up to 4mm across turning pinkish brown on old herbaceous stems.
These were on cut stem bases of a perennial.

Gymnosporangium sabinae on Hucknall allotment. A pear leaf rust of striking appearance, not uncommon where pears are grown but not often recorded.
It can stunt growth of the tree when unchecked.

Gymnopus inodorus Gamston Wood foray 2015-10-14
A rare Gymnopus (Collybia) which grows on fallen twigs & buried wood. A 1st Notts record.
These specimens rather dried out and shrunken.

Chalciporus (Rubinoboletus) rubinus found under under oak by Lee Scudder at the University of Nottingham Park in October 2015.jpg
There is just one historic Notts record from August 1984, also from the University campus.
There are only 145 records nationally.

Clathrus archeri, Devil's Fingers, NFG Foray Rufford CP 2015-9-30
Exotic member of Stinkhorn family. Arrived about 40 years ago in the south of England, now spreading north.

Lentinellus ursinus Rufford CP, NFG Foray Rufford CP 2015-9-30
A first record for Notts. Mostly confined to the SE of England. On rotten fallen trunk.
Characteristics are tongue shape, colour, saw-edged gills and very acrid nasty taste.

Hygrocybe gliophora, Slimy Waxcap. Rufford CP 2015-9-28
Formerly Hygrocybe irrigata; colour and viscosity make it unmistakable.

Megacollybia platyphylla, White-laced Shank. Rufford CP 2015-9-28
Fairly common in broad-leaf litter. Note the strong white rhizomes at base of stem

Inocybe napipes Thoresby Estate Notts 2015-9-20
A common Inocybe, most frequently with br-leaf trees. Note reddish brown colours and paler marginate bulb at stem base.
Spores with prominent nodules.

Melanoleuca melaleuca Rainworth Heath NR 2015-9-18
In grass. Unlike the common M. polioleuca, this has slightly paler colours, no gill edge cystidia
and the cap & stem flesh remain unchangingly white throughout. Quite uncommon.

Leccinum versipelle Rainworth Heath NR 2015-9-18
In grass with birch, rather slug-eaten. Note orange cap and black scales on stipe.

Nectria cinnabarina Sherwood Forest NNR 2015-9-12
Picture shows red ascal and orange-pink conidial forms occurring together on fallen trunk.

Inocybe tarda Sherwood Forest NNR 2015-9-12
Under oaks. Still usually recorded as Inocybe nitidiuscula but cheilocystidia shorter and with walls yellow in ammonia;
and growing with br-leaf trees, not conifers. Uncommon but under-recorded as named.

Agaricus campestris pathside North Notts 6/9/2015
Common Field Mushroom in pastures and grassy verges from August onwards

Ischnoderma resinosum Hannah Park Wood Worksop on felled beech trunk 3/9/2015
Uncommon bracket on deciduous trees, favouring beech. Ischnoderma benzoinum on conifers is more common, though microscopically identical.
The pale cap context in cross section is characteristic macroscopically. Caps look rather worn & weary. 1st Notts record.