South Oxfordshire Fungi 2020

November 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Summer Fungi Foraging Fun in South Oxfordshire.

All of the 45 fungi were spotted in South Oxfordshire between July & October 2020. 

To keep it simple, I have only mentioned the common name, latin name & location of the fungi. If it isn't displayed, tap the photos to see the information. 

1. Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria).

Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria)Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria)Millennium Field, Sonning Common.

2. Pathercap (Amanita pantherina).

Pathercap (Amanita pantherina)Pathercap (Amanita pantherina)Old Copse, Gallowstree Common.

3. Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota).

Parasol mushroom, unopened (Macrolepiota)Parasol mushroom, unopened (Macrolepiota)Crowsley Park, Henley-on-Thames. July 2020.

4. Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota).

Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota)Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota)Crowsley Park, Henley-on-Thames. July 2020.

5. Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota).

Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera)Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera)Crowsley Park, Henley-on-Thames. July 2020.

6. Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina).

Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)New Copse, Sonning Common. October 2020.

7. Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina).

Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)New Copse, Sonning Common. October 2020.

8. Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)

Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)Warburg Nature reserve, Pishill, Henley-on-Thames.

8. Porcelain Fungus (Oudemansiella mucida).

Porcelain Fungus (Oudemansiella mucida)Porcelain Fungus (Oudemansiella mucida)New Copse, Sonning Common. October 2020.

9. Porcelain Fungus (Oudemansiella mucida).

Porcelain fungi (Oudemansiella mucida)Porcelain fungi (Oudemansiella mucida)Beech woodland near Highmore.

10. Porcelain Fungus (Oudemansiella mucida).
Porcelain fungi (Oudemansiella mucida)Porcelain fungi (Oudemansiella mucida)

11. Porcelain Fungus (Oudemansiella mucida).

Porcelain fungi (Oudemansiella mucida)Porcelain fungi (Oudemansiella mucida)Underside showing the gills. Highmore October 2020.

12. Stump puffball (Apioperdon pyriforme).

Stump puffball (Apioperdon pyriforme)Stump puffball (Apioperdon pyriforme)Growing in beech woodland, Crowley forest.

13. Common puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum).

Common puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)Common puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)Crowsley woods, Henley-on-Thames. September 2020.

14. Common puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum).

Common puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)Common puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)Crowsley woods, Henley-on-Thames. September 2020.

15. Giant puffball( Calvatia gigantea).

Giant puffball( Calvatia gigantea)Giant puffball( Calvatia gigantea)Found in open ground. Sonning Common, Oxfordshire.

16. Scarlet wax cap (Hygrocybe coccinea).

Scarlet wax cap (Hygrocybe coccinea)Scarlet wax cap (Hygrocybe coccinea)Watlington Hill, Watlington. October 2020.

17. Scarlet wax cap (Hygrocybe coccinea).

Scarlet wax cap (Hygrocybe coccinea)Scarlet wax cap (Hygrocybe coccinea)Watlington Hill, Watlington.

18. Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria).

Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria).Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria).Millennium field, Sonning Common,

18. Unknown, let me know if you can identify this one!

19. Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea).

Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea)Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea)Wyfold Vineyard, Wyfold. October 2020.

20. Unknown, let me know if you can identify this one!

21. Magpie Ink cap (Coprinopsis picacea).

Magpie Ink cap (Coprinopsis picacea).Magpie Ink cap (Coprinopsis picacea).New Copse, Sonning Common. October 2020.

22. Magpie Ink cap (Coprinopsis picacea).

Magpie Ink cap (Coprinopsis picacea).Magpie Ink cap (Coprinopsis picacea).Beech woodland, Highmore. October 2020.

23. Unknown, let me know if you can identify this one!

Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena)Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena)Found growing out of the crack in a tree trunk at the Blue Tin Smokehouse.

24. Bonnets (Mycena leptocephala).

Bonnets (Mycena leptocephala)Bonnets (Mycena leptocephala)Found in mixed woodland on the edge of Rocky Lane near Greys Court.  

25. Deer Shield (Pluteus cervinus).

Deer Shield (Pluteus cervinus).Deer Shield (Pluteus cervinus).New Copse, Sonning Common.

26. The Bitter Beech Bolete (Boletus calopus).

The Bitter Beech Bolete (Boletus calopus)The Bitter Beech Bolete (Boletus calopus)Gallowtree Common, Old Copse.

27. Unknown, let me know if you can identify this one!

28. Unknown, let me know if you can identify this one!

29. Common Stump (Brittlestem Psathyrella piluliformis).

Common Stump (Brittlestem Psathyrella piluliformis)Common Stump (Brittlestem Psathyrella piluliformis)Young fungi,the next photo is the same group a few days later.

30. Common Stump (Brittlestem Psathyrella piluliformis).

Common Stump (Brittlestem Psathyrella piluliformis)Common Stump (Brittlestem Psathyrella piluliformis)Growing on a tree stump on Peppard Rd, Sonning Common.

31. Giant Polypore (Merupilus giganteus).

Giant Polypore (Merupilus giganteus)Giant Polypore (Merupilus giganteus)Growing at the base of an Oak tree, Crowsley Park, Henley-on-Thames.

32. Cerioporus squamosus.

Cerioporus squamosusCerioporus squamosusCrowsley woods, Henley-on Thames. August 2020.

33. Polypore.

Polypore.Polypore.Underside of the same fungi in 37.

34. Polypore.

PolyporePolyporeCrowsley Forest, Henley-on-Thames.

35. Giant Polypore (Meripilus giganteus).

Giant Polypore (Meripilus giganteus)Giant Polypore (Meripilus giganteus)Beech woodland near Rotherfield Greys.

36. Turkey-tail  (Trametes versicolor).

Turkey-tail  (Trametes versicolor)Turkey-tail (Trametes versicolor)Growing on a dead tree truck in Crowsley forest. September 2020.

36. Unknown, let me know if you can identify this one!

37. Auricularia auricula (Wood or jelly ear).

Auricularia auricula (Wood or jelly ear)Auricularia auricula (Wood or jelly ear)Woodland near Highmore.

38. Artist's Bracket (Ganoderma Applanatum).

Artist's Bracket (Ganoderma Applanatum)Artist's Bracket (Ganoderma Applanatum)Highmore beech woodland.

39. Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus).

Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus)Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus)Crowsely Forrest. Growing in amongst pine needles. September 2020.

40. Crested coral fungus (Clavulina cristata).

Crested coral fungus (Clavulina cristata)Crested coral fungus (Clavulina cristata)Crowsely woods, Crowsley Park, Henley-on-Thames.

41. Black Bulgar (Bulgaria inquinans).

Black Bulgar (Bulgaria inquinans)Black Bulgar (Bulgaria inquinans)Growing on felled tree trunks, Crowsely woods.

42. Stereum hirsutum (crust fungus).

Stereum hirsutum (crust fungus)Stereum hirsutum (crust fungus)Crowsley forest, Henley-on-Thames.

43. Unknown, let me know if you can identify this one!

44. Hairy Curtain Crust (Stereum hirsutum).

Hairy Curtain Crust (Stereum hirsutum)Hairy Curtain Crust (Stereum hirsutum)Growing on aa dead tree truck near Hambelden

45. Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus).

Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)Growing at the base of a large oak tree in Crowsley park.

I spent 4 months in Sonning Common during the summer, first on holiday, then waiting to get approval to return to Singapore. I am originally from Charlbury, Oxfordshire & this project enabled me to really enjoy getting back into being amongst some of the most beautiful countryside in England.

I hope you find this blog useful, it was fantastic project and a great way to spend the 4 months in Oxfordshire.

Some of the fungi I couldn't identity, please let me know if you can and/or if I've wrongly identified any of the specimens please let me know!

Thank you Christyn Davies who introduced me to most of the walks on which I took these photographs and also for fungi pics no:11,12,28 & 43.

Ruth  

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Ruth is a multiple award winning member of the Guild of Photographs and an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society

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