British Fungi

British Fungi on Wild About Britain include the latest UK fungi news, thousands of British fungi photos in our image gallery, lots of conversations in the fungi forums, a directory of fungi-related organisations and websites, as well as a big reference encyclopedia with information on everything from the Scarlet Bonnet and Death Cap to the Trooping and Warted Amanita.

Encyclopedia of British Fungi

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Coprinus sterquilinus Coprinus sterquilinus

Found growing solitary or clustered in meadows and pastures with manure, preferable horse dung... more

Wild Dry-Rot Serpula himantioides

Photo on old conifer log at Sherwood Pines in Notts
Similar to Coniophora puteana but... more

Yellowdrop Milk Cap Lactarius chrysorrheus

A medium sized fungus with a salmon-pink cap and gills that exude milk found growing solitary or... more

Yellow Swamp Brittlegill Russula claroflava

A large fungus with a bright yellow cap and brittle yellow gills, found growing either solitary... more

Death Cap Amanita phalloides

An olive/pale green agaric renowned for its deadly effects on humans. This common mushroom is... more

Identification of British Fungi

Lyophyllum connatum
Hygrocybe irrigata
Tricholomopsis rutilans
Exidia nucleata

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Glossary

Title Description
Ostiole The microscopic opening of a perithecium