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Foray in the limeworks area led by Harvey Morgan of Shropshire Countryside Services who also provided the text for the report below.

Report on the fungus foray of 9th October 2010

Nineteen people came on the foray - ten adults and nine children. The younger members of the party were particularly good at getting in amongst the undergrowth.

Thirty-nine species were identified on the day [see the list below].  Whilst this seems a good number we could expect to find many more fungi on the site! It should be remembered that 'fungi' are not limited to the larger toadstools and mushrooms, the term ‘fungi’ also includes micro fungi such as rusts and smuts and moulds. We only found a brief sample during the foray - there will be many more that either weren't fruiting at the time we visited (due to time of year or weather conditions), or we just didn't find them on the day.

It is interesting to note that over recent years mycologists have discovered a number of continental/warmer climate species in this country. With climate warming perhaps we can expect a few more in the years to come? Although we did not find anything particularly rare, it was quite good to come across the two types of Earthstars which are not too common.

Most species we found were within the woodland (these being associated with trees or decomposing leaf litter), though we found the 3 types of waxcaps in the meadows (grassland species).

The common names listed in the table are quite interesting - giving us a
descriptive name to otherwise meaningless Latin. All this helps when
starting out with identifying new finds such as Orange Coral Fungus (because
that's what it looks like!), Shaggy Inkcap, Candle Snuff Fungus and Tar Spot.

Fungi species found in the Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Area
on 9th October 2010







Armillaria mellea


Honey Fungus



Clavulina cinerea





Clavulinopsis corniculata


Orange Coral Fungus



Coprinus atromentarius


Common Inkcap



Coprinus comatus


Shaggy Inkcap



Coprinus micaceous


Glistening Inkcap



Coprinus plicatilis





Daedaleopsis confragosa


Blushing Bracket



Diatrype disciformis





Ganoderma adspersum


Artist’s Bracket



Geastrum sessile





Geastrum triplex


Collared Earthstar



Hebeloma crustuliniforme


Poison Pie



Hebeloma sacchariolens


Sweet Poison Pie



Hygrocybe conica


Blackening Waxcap



Hygrocybe virginia


Snowy Waxcap



Hygrocybe quietus





Hypholoma capnoides





Hypholoma fasciculare


Sulphur Tuft



Inocybe geophylla


(a fibre cap)



Inocybe geophylla var. lalacina


(a fibre cap)



Laccaria laccatta





Lactarius pyrogalus


Fiery Milk-cap



Lepista flacida


Tawny Funnel Cap



Lycoperdon perlatum


Common puffball



Lycoperdon pyriforme


Stump puffball



Macrolepiota rhacodes


Shaggy Parasol



Melanoleuca melaleuca





Mycena archangeliana





Mycena galericulata


Bonnet Cap



Mycena haematopus


Bleeding Bonnet Cap



Mycena rosea





Phallus impudicus





Postia styptica





Psathyrella conopilus





Rhytisma acerinum


Tar Spot



Trametes versicolour


Common Turkey Tail



Xylaria hypoxylon


Candle-snuff Fungus



Xylaria polymorpha


Dead Man’s Fingers












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