Sunday, 18 November 2012

forever fungi

This post condenses a vast number of fungi pics (believe me, you have been spared). I have really focussed on the contrast with colours, textures and shapes in this post but will of course identify the fungi as far as I can as I go along.

Amethyst Deceiver Laccaria amethystina

more of the above which were in abundance this season

I confess to having absolutely no idea what this is, having sourced all my books with no luck - it is not dissimilar to the Prunes and Custard/Plums and Custard in texture but for the bright red gills. It certainly wasn't around last year in the woods. 

Common Inkcap Coprinus atramentarius
I am particularly fascinated by the intricate detail of the gills that can be viewed by the eaten away flesh...

Yellow Stagshorn Calocera viscosa

Milking Bonnet Mycena galopus

Shaggy Parasol Macrolepiota rhacodes

Candlesnuff Fungus Xylaria hypoxylon

The Deceivers have been in abundance and I was intrigued to see so many with what appears to be gills pushing up  through the cap

a beautiful frilling effect as The Deceivers begin to age

a wonderful multicoloured effect caused by slugs munching their way through the Bolete cap

more slug effects

Biocoloured Deciever Laccaria bicolour

loved the textures provided by the smooth fungi growing in the cracks of the bark

Variable Oysterling Crepidotus variabilis

alas I came across a whole troop of Porcelain fungi as it was on it's way out, this was the best one I could salvage

Slippery Jack Suillus luteus