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WORTH PARK Fungus Walk Saturday 20th October 2018 Our annual fungus walk was led by Nick Aplin - the Chairman of The Sussex Fungus Group and a County Fungus Recorder. We are grateful to Nick for all his hard work and to the members of his Group who helped us keep up with the different finds and explanations. A total of about 15 of us enjoyed the kind weather as we made our way around the gardens and the lake. In the different habitats and under the different trees we found fungi that are specific to those conditions and hosts. It was fascinating to see the various experts going instinctively to the most likely location to find their items of interest. Sometimes it was an area of wood chippings; sometimes a rotting log; sometimes a clump of grass and sometimes the side of a tree trunk. The long dry summer has not been good for fungi. But the recent rain had helped a bit. Nevertheless, our guides found a wide range of examples and some unusual species. They added background, histories and folk tales that made even the "little brown jobs" interesting. We found some good examples of Fly Agaric - the typical fairy tale toadstool which has sinister properties.
Amanita muscaria Fly Agaric
Coprinellus micaceus Glistening Inkcap
Tametes versicolor Turkeytail
Hypholoma fasciculare Sulphur Tuft
Hypholoma fasciculare Sulphur Tuft
Mensularia radiata Alder Bracket
S Cleroderma citrinum Common Earth Ball
A full list of the fungi found:
Common Name
Scientific Name
Blushing Rosette
Abortiporus biennis
Tufted Wood Mushroom
Agaricus impudicus
Blushing Wood Mushroom
Agaricus sylvaticus
Agaricus sylvicola
Fly Agaric
Amanita muscaria
Bulbous Honey Fungus
Armillaria gallica
Honey Fungus
Armillaria mellea
Rusty Bolete
Boletus ferrugineus
Suede Bolete
Boletus subtomentosus
Calycina claroflava
Peppery Bolete
Chalciporus piperatus
Shaggy Parasol
Chlorophyllum rachodes
Clouded Agaric
Clitocybe nebularis
Veiled Conecap
Conocybe velata
Fairies' Bonnets
Coprinellus disseminatus
Glistening Inkcap
Coprinellus micaceus
Common Ink-Cap
Coprinopsis atramentaria
Hare'sfoot Inkcap
Coprinopsis lagopus
Wood Pinkgill
Entoloma rhodopolium
Artist's Bracket
Ganoderma applanatum
Ganoderma resinaceum
Gymnopus obscuroides
Veiled Poisonpie
Hebeloma mesophaeum
Sulphur Tuft
Hypholoma fasciculare
Hazel Woodwart
Hypoxylon fuscum
Fleecy Fibrecap
Inocybe flocculosa
Laccaria laccata
Stinking Parasol
Lepiota cristata
Wood Blewit
Lepista nuda
Redlead Roundhead
Leratiomyces ceres
Common Puffball
Lycoperdon perlatum
Stump Puffball
Lycoperdon pyriforme
Melanoleuca strictipes
Alder Bracket
Mensularia radiata
Orange Bonnet
Mycena acicula
Ivory Bonnet
Mycena flavoalba
Mycoacia uda
Ochre Aldercap
Naucoria escharioides
Sticky Scalycap
Pholiota gummosa
Oyster Mushroom
Pleurotus ostreatus
Rootlet Brittlestem
Psathyrella microrhiza
Sycamore Tarspot
Rhytisma acerinum
Garland Roundhead
Stropharia coronilla
Tametes versicolor
Greater Toothed Cup
Tarzetta catinus
Lumpy Bracket
Trametes gibbosa
Dead Man's Fingers
Xylaria polymorpha