Hampshire Fungus Recording Group

Documenting the Fungi of Hampshire

Copythorne Common - Sun 10 May 2015

Field event ID: HF1505

New Records:
New to HFRG: Coprinus ephemeroides

Coprinellus xanthothrix
Coprinellus xanthothrix
Photo © Paul Hugill

OS Grid areas: SU3015 SU3014

Weather: The mainly dry spell continued during the previous week and the day itself was sunny.

Report: When we walked onto the common we were surprised by how much the vegetation had grown since our last visit. The gorse and young birch cover was now quite extensive and had spread over the known site of the H acetabulum and P leucomelaena which were nowhere to be seen although the weather could have been contributing. Elsewhere there was the occasional larger fungus - Entoloma conferendum (Star Pinkgill) and three 'Coprinus' species helped by the moisture of pony dung. One of these Coprinopsis ephemeroides is a delicate fruitbody a couple of mm across but with a small ring that helps with identification. This was the last outing of what has been a very dry spring season but let us hope the Summer and Autumn will be more productive.

Species list

Annulohypoxylon multiforme, Bjerkandera adusta, Botryobasidium subcoronatum, Chondrostereum purpureum, Coprinellus xanthothrix, Coprinus ephemeroides, Entoloma conferendum var. conferendum, Fuscoporia ferrea, Gloeoporus taxicola, Heterobasidion annosum, Hypholoma fasciculare, Hypoxylon howeanum, Laccaria laccata, Lophodermium pinastri, Lycogala epidendrum, Mensularia radiata, Mitrula paludosa, Mycoacia fuscoatra, Ophiognomonia setacea, Parasola plicatilis, Peniophora incarnata, Phacidium multivalve, Phanerochaete sordida, Phragmidium violaceum, Piptoporus betulinus, Proliferodiscus pulveraceus, Resinicium bicolor, Rhizopogon luteolus, Ruzenia spermoides, Trametes versicolor, Trichaptum abietinum, Trochila ilicina, Venturia ditricha

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