A ‘Fungus Foray’ in Cardinham Woods!

A group of WI members from all over Cornwall met last week for a ‘fungus foray’ in Cardinham Woods. Led by experts, the women explored and learned to walk slowly and look carefully in order to track their prey!

Some of those who were on the walk requested the following pictures:

The specimens discovered on the day included:

On the Hill Climb:

On the conifer logs:

  • Trametes versicolor ‘Turkey Tail’
  • Ischnoderma benzoinum ‘Benzoin Bracket’
  • Heterobasidion annosum ‘Root Rot’

On the banks:

  • Cyphellostereum laeve ,tiny white caps on moss
  • Coltricia cinnamomea silky, hairy brown cap. Sent to Kew, rare
  • Russula melitoides brown ‘Brittle Gill’ not a common species
  • Russula cyanoxantha ‘ Charcoal Burner’
  • Peziza badia ‘Bay Cup’
  • Scleroderma citrinum ‘Common Earthball’
  • Xylaria hypoxylon ‘Candle Snuff ‘
  • Annulohypoxylon minutellum , black crust on bark
  • Cantharellus cibarius ‘Chanterelle’ very deformed
  • Amphinema byssoides white crust underneath conifer bark
  • Stereum hirsutum ‘Hairy Curtain Crust’
  • Ceratiomyxa fructiculosa a slime mould

On the Easy Walk:

  • Porphyrellus porphyrosporus ‘Dusky Bolete’ not common
  • Hypomyces chrysospermus ‘Bolete Mould’ on the above
  • Hydnum ellipsosporum ‘Hedgehog’ with ellipsoidal spores
  • Inocybe geophylla ‘White Fibrecap’
  • Hypholoma fasciculare ‘Sulphur Tuft’

Click here for more photos of the day.

(Thanks to Jane Dover, Penny Picton and Sandra Buck for taking the pictures.)

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