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
Laccaria proxima Laccaria proxima

A smallish reddish brown agaric that is found growing solitary or in scattered groups in poor... more

Glazed Cup Humaria hemisphaerica

A brown and white cup found growing on soil in troops or on very rotten wood.

Enteridium lycoperdon Enteridium lycoperdon

An large, whitish cushion shaped fungus with a rubbery feel that is found on dead wood of both... more

Common Inkcap Coprinopsis atramentaria

This fungus has an egg-shaped, grey to grey-brown cap with a red-brown centre. The cap surface... more

Lemon Disco Bisporella citrina

A very small, yellow saucer shaped fungus found densely clustered on the dead wood of deciduous... more

Identification of British Fungi

Ciboria caucus
Polyporus tuberaster
Mycena rubromarginata
Psathyrella scatophila

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Glossary

Title Description
crenate having the edge indented with rounded teeth.