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
Wood Blewit Lepista nuda

A medium -sized and fleshy fungus with lilac gills growing in trooping groups on soil in mixed... more

Milk White Russula Russula delica

A medium sized fungus that has a whitish cap, whitish, brittle gills and a white stem growing... more

Blue Spot Knight Tricholoma columbetta

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

Phanerochaete velutina Phanerochaete velutina

Tends to be loosely attached to broadleaf wood, occasionally conifer.

Waxy feel. 

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Lurid Bolete Boletus luridus

A large bolete found either solitary or in small groups on soil in grassland or under deciduous... more

Identification of British Fungi

Coprinus cordisporus
Phlebia tremellosa
Lachnum virgineum
Hymenoscyphus fructigenus

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Title Description
Iodoform Smelling of iodine (alternative - a crystalline conpound of iodine, used as an antiseptic)