Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens (25/10/21)

I really enjoyed this foray - a wonderful site bathed in bright late October sunshine.

Cyathus striatus (Fluted Bird's Nest)

Boletus edulis (Penny-bun/Cep)

Psilocybe cyanascens (Wavy Cap/Blueleg Brownie) - terrible photo!

Marasmiellus/Gymnopus villosipes - found here and at a few other sites new to the UK a few years ago.

Hygrocybe reidii (Honey Waxcap)

Mycena aetites (Drab Bonnet) - a Mycena sp. found in grassland and smelling of bleach. And, for the record, I think that it's actually pretty smart!

Hygrocybe chlorophana (Golden Waxcap)

Hygrocybe irrigata (Slimy Waxcap)

Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) - surprisingly found under Beech rather than the usual Silver Birch!

Hygrocybe psitticina (Parrot Waxcap)

Macrocystidia cucumis (Cucumber Cap) - the second photo shows the big 'sharp' macrocystidia!

Cortinarius hemitrichus (Frosty Webcap)

Lycoperdon perlatum

Geastrum triplex (Collared Earthstar)

We wandered into the churchyard next door where Penny had found a number of interesting fungi in the past. I spotted a small coral fungus poking up between the grass blades and passed it on to Penny to examine later. It's a shame that I didn't get a photo of it as it turned out to be the rare Ramariopsis tenuiramosa, the second Bucks record following the discovery of the Type species by the notable E.H. Corner back in September 1924 at High Wycombe.

This is the Waxcap that Penny had been hoping to find - a species that may be new to the UK, probably Gliophorus sciophanus or G. europerplexus.

Hygrocybe cerasea (Butter Waxcap)

Infundibulicybe gibba (Common Funnel) & Clitocybe odora (Aniseed Funnel) found under Yew.

Agaricus impudicus (Tufted Wood Mushroom) - found as we walked back to the cars.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Great Brickhill Church fungus survey 4

 There were several species at the base of trees/scrub at the edge, and in the compost heap...

FUNGUS 61 - Lepiota sp. - this may be the same as the earlier reddening one


FUNGUS 63 - Chlorophyllum rhacodes

FUNGUS 64 - possibly an Entoloma

FUNGUS 65 - Chlorophyllum rhacodes

As it began to get dark I walked over to the churchyard 'extension' on the other side of the road.

FUNGUS 66 - Paxillus involutus (left) & Lactarius turpis, close to Silver Birch.

FUNGUS 67 - probably Lycoperdon pratense

FUNGUS 68 (Paxillus involutus?)

FUNGUS 69 (Lycoperdon sp., utriforme?)

FUNGUS 70 - probably Scleroderma areolatum

4/11/21 - Justin found this brown Waxcap sp. in this area.

Great Brickhill Church fungus survey 3

 Grassland continued.....

FUNGUS 28 (I originally thought that this was a Pluteus, but the gills seem to be connected to the stipe). This may be the same species as the probable Melanoleuca (Fungus 10).

FUNGUS 29 - Hygrocybe virginea

FUNGUS 30 - probably Mycena galericulata

FUNGUS 31 - Leptosphaeria ovina? (suggested by Penny C)

FUNGUS 32 (Resupinate sp. on log)



FUNGUS 35 - Clitocybe gibba?

FUNGUS 36 - Agaricus xanthodermus

Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer's Mazegill) - found on a tree root close to the Agaricus xanthodermus (21/10/21).

Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus) - found close to this spot by Justin (21/10/21)



FUNGUS 39 - Stropharia caerulea

FUNGUS 40 - probably Tubaria furfuracea

FUNGUS 41 - with possibly yellow in the stipe, Penny wonders whether this might be a Strobilurus sp., which would be growing on the remains of a Pine or Spruce cone.

FUNGUS 42 - Bolbitius titubans

FUNGUS 43 - Panaeolus acuminatus (pruinose dark red stems; conical hygrophanous cap; spores 13 x 9 microns, rhomboid in face view, though I couldn't make out the germ pore)

FUNGUS 44 - Hygrocybe psitticina (These specimens and the following were on the other side of the path)

FUNGUS 45 - Clavaria fragilis (spores about 4 x 6 microns with lots of internal droplets, though not straightforward to see even x 1000!)

FUNGUS 47 - Entoloma sp.

FUNGUS 48 - Hygrocybe ceracea (Cap greasy, stem dry & less than 5mm)

FUNGUS 49 (the one on the left above!)

FUNGUS 50 - probably Hygrocybe psitticina

FUNGUS 51 - possibly a dried-out Gliophorus irrigatus


FUNGUS 53 - possibly a dried-out Dermoloma; check for mealy smell

FUNGUS 54 - possiblya dried-out Dermoloma; check for mealy smell

FUNGUS 55a - Clavulinopsis fusiformis (these spindles were fused at the base; spores 'subglobose with prominent apiculus)

FUNGUS 55b - Clavulinopsis helvola (spores with 'large, blunt warts and tubercles')

FUNGUS 56 - Hebeloma sp.

FUNGUS 57 - Hebeloma sp.


FUNGUS 59 - Inocybe sindonia (identified by Penny C)

FUNGUS 60 - Hebeloma sp.

On 4th November, 2021, Justin noted lots of material of a yellow club species appearing on the grassland to the right of the church.

A revisit on 21st November, 2021, confirmed the now mature material as Clavulinopsis corniculata (see below).

During the visit on November 4th, he also found the following specimen close to the church door. After spending time with it he can now confirm that it is Lepista saeva.

A new species during the November 21st visit was Clitocybe fragrans.