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
White Milking Bonnet Mycena galopus var. candida

A small, pure white fungusĀ  with a bell-shaped cap found growing solitary or in small troops in... more

Conocybe aporos Conocybe aporos

Favours calcareous soil. Typically a spring species.

Soapy Knight Tricholoma saponaceum

A large, fleshy fungus bearing characteristic reddish stains found in broadleaf and coniferous... more

Yellow Fieldcap Bolbitus tibutans var tibutans

A delicate fungus with a sticky yellow oval cap when young but flattens with age, becoming cream... more

Matt Bolete Boletus pruinatus

Medium to large bolete with chestnut-brown cap displaying distinctive whitish bloom, yellow... more

Identification of British Fungi

Tremella mesenterica
Crepidotus cesatii
Panellus stipticus
Russula nigricans

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Title Description
Ascus(pl. Asci) Microscopic elongated flask-shaped cell in which ascospores are produced