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
Jelly Ear Auricularia auricula-judae

Fruit body 3-8cms across ear shaped, outer suface tan-brown with minute greyish downy hairs,... more

Old Man of the Woods Strobilomyces strobilaceus

A rare, medium to large Bolete, found either solitary or in small groups in both coniferous and... more

Black Bulgar Bulgaria inquinans

Fruit body 1-4cms across. rubbery globose , the margins tightly inrolled when young, brownish,... more

Pinecone Cap Strobilurus tenacellus

A small and delicate fungus found either solitary or in small groups attached to partly-buried... more

Fragrant Funnel Clitocybe fragrans

Cap flattened-convex sometimes slightly depressed, hygrophanous, pale yellowish-brown when wet.... more

Identification of British Fungi

Collybia confluena
Volvariella bombycina
Russula solaris
Lycogala epidendrum

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Glossary

Title Description
Mucronate With a short, sharp point