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
Yellowdrop Milk Cap Lactarius chrysorrheus

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

Green Elfcup Chlorociboria aeruginascens

Initially shaped like a goblet with a very short stem, the fruit bodies flatten with age and... more

Common Jellyspot Dacrymyces stillatus

A small yellowish-orange, gelatinous, cushion-shaped fungus commonly found growing in dense... more

Orange Grisette Amanita crocea

This lovely fungus is distinguished by a thick, white volva, faint zigzag white-and-orange stem... more

Deer Shield Pluteus cervinus

Spores. broadly ellipsoid .spore print pink. Cystifia fusoid, with thickened walls and crowned... more

Identification of British Fungi

Podostroma alutaceum
Hypoxylon multiforme
Entoloma rhodopolium
Gloeophyllum sepiarium

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Glossary

Title Description
Nodulose (of spores) decorated with small knobbly projections