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Miscellaneous Fungi

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Group: 
Fungi

There are a number of fungi that do not conform to toadstool or bracket shapes and are not jeelies, crusts and so on. I have gathered these together here. 

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Original Tweets Guidance Notes

Collared Earthstar

Geastrum triplex
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A species of deciduous woodlands amongst the leaf litter.


 

 

Photo by:
Mark James

Earth Tongue

Geoglossum fallax
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Occasionally found amongst short turf on unimproved grassland, often with waxcap fungi.


 

 

Photo by:
Charlie Richardson

Bay Cup Fungus

Peziza Badia
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Supposedly widespread an common in Britain!


 

 

Photo by:
Charlie Richardson

Porcelain Fungus

Oudemansiella mucida
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A common species on beech trees, often high up.


 

 

Stink Horn

Phallus impudicus
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Photo by:
Peter Orchard

Earth Fan

Thelephora terrestris
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A common species of heathland and conifer woods in the late summer that looks like dead leaves and may be overlooked


 

White Saddle

Helvella crispa
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An unusual but quite common fungus in broad-leaved woodland appearing in late summer and throughout the autumn. 


 

Photo by:
Peter Orchard

Bog Beacon

Mitrula paludosa
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An uncommon fungus that grows on rotting twigs in damp ditches amongst sphagnum mosses.