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Pierrepont Farm
wildlife monitoring report Sept./October 2014

The monitoring group carried out fungal forays in September and October 2014.

Forty finds are listed below, representing 38 species (Stinking Dapperling and Hairy Curtain Crust appear on the lists for both months), which is not a bad result given that Autumn had been fairly dry until November.

A further six unlisted fungi were found but have not been positively identified, mainly because of a lack of spores — either because they had already been shed; did not appear to have any to shed or because the fungi were too young to produce any.

Genus Species Common name
SEPTEMBER 2014: Tankersford Wood & along its edges
Amanita pantherina Panther cap
Hypholoma fasciculare Sulphur tuft
Phallus impudicus Stinkhorn
Lactarius turpis Ugly milk-cap
Russula atropurpurea Purple brittle-gill
Lactarius subdulcis Mild milk-cap
Scleroderma citrinum Common earth-ball
Amanita citrina var. alba White false death-cap
Russula ochraleuca Ochre brittle-gill
Lepiota cristata Stinking dapperling
Daldinia concentica Cramp ball
Stereum hirsutum Hairy curtain-crust
Ganoderma australe Southern bracket
Amanita fulva Tawny grisette
Daedaleopsis confragosa Blushing bracket
Piptoporus betulinus/td>

Birch polypore
Chlorociboria aeruginascens Green elf-cap
Coprinus disseminatus Fairy ink-cap
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca False chanterelle
Diatrype disciformis
OCTOBER 2014: Wey Wood & along Wey Top Path
Leucopaxillus paradoxa
Schizospora paradoxa Split pore-crust
Nectria cinnabarina Coral spot
Hyphodontia sambuci Elder whitewash
Rhytissima acerinum Tar spot
Meripilus gigantea Giant polypore
Xylaria hypoxylon Candle snuff
Clitocybe gibba Common funnel
Macrolepiota procera Parasol mushroom
Mycena pura var. rosea Lilac bonnet (variety)
Stereum hirsutum Hairy curtain-crust
Macrolepiota rhacodes Shaggy parasol
Lepiota cristata Stinking dapperling
Lycogala terestre
Lycoperdon perlata Common puff-ball
Crepidotus variabilis Variable oysterling
Amanita virosa Destroying angel
(Deadly poisonous)
Lacaria laccata Deceiver
Collybia confluens Clustered tough-shank
Scleroderma areolatum Leopard earth-ball


Candle snuff fungus.

Candle snuff fungus.