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
Elfin Saddle Helvella lacunosa

Helvella lacunosa, the Elfin's Saddle, is rather morbid in its appearance, with both the stem... more

Fool's Funnel Clitocybe rivulosa

A lethally poisonous fungus with a shallowly depressed whitish-grey cap the grows in trooping... more

White Knight Tricholoma album

A large and fleshy fungus that is whitish throughout, found growing on soil in coniferous and... more

Crab Brittlegill Russula xerampelina

This fungus is one of several closely related Russula species that all smell of crabmeat and can... more

Skullcap Dapperling Leucocoprinus brebissonii

A small white fungus occasionally found in deciduous woodland and even less commonly with ... more

Identification of British Fungi

Xerocomus chrysenteron
Clitocybe fragrans
Xerocomus ferrugineus
Poronia punctata

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Glossary

Title Description
Flexuous Undulating