Sunday, 6 November 2011

Porcelain fungus

It's been a dry month and fungi has been in short supply. The following pictures have been collected over the past few weeks. Some are new to me (always a bonus) and there are a couple which frustratingly I can't identify . All of them remain beautifully fascinating to me!

Porcelain Fungus Oudemansiella mucida
I've not come across this attractive specimen before although they are supposedly common in Beech woodland

Candlesnuff Fungus Xylaria hypoxylon

I admit defeat and am completely thrown by the black ring ...

I love the way this Birch Polypore is breaking out from the bark - will chart it's progress over the coming months

Panthercap Amanita pantherina

Common Earthball  Scleroderma citrinum

A Fibrecap  of some type

Russula -given the huge variety of this genus it is almost impossible to be more specific

It was the texture of this large magnificant fungi that caught my eye 

one of the Milkcaps, Lactarius,again difficult to identify; however it is characterised by the droplets of milk which it exudes when damaged

I loved the intricate detail and texture of this ring  

not completely convinced that this is a White False Deathcap Amanita citrina .I like the effect of the grass across the middle giving the impression that the fungi is soft and cushion like

probably Birch Britlegill Russula betularum

An Inkcap doing what it does best
Frankie and I can't agree on this puffball due to it's unusually elongated shape 

Variable Oysterling, tiny delicate fungi found on the underside of fallen twigs

Amethyst Deceiver Laccaria amethystina

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