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
Conocybe pubescens Conocybe pubescens

A small, frail agaric found either solitary or in small trooping groups on well manure soil or... more

Crazed Cap Dermoloma cuneifolium

This poisonous species is found on unimproved grassland, either singly or in small troops. The... more

Saffron Bolete Leccinum crocipodium

A medium to large bolete with a pale-brown cap solitary or scattered in broadleaf woodland with... more

Fried Chicken Mushroom Lyophyllum decastes

Usually found growing in dense clusters in disturbed soil on roadbeds, paths, landscaping areas... more

Yellow Swamp Brittlegill Russula claroflava

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

Identification of British Fungi

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Glossary

Title Description
Species A narrowly defined type of organism, differentiating members of a genus