List of Fungi Photographs

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Fungi seen in Essex...
  
Amethyst Deceiver - Laccaria amethystea  At Curtis Mill Green, near Abridge. The colour is extraordinary. : fungi, mushroom, uk, Essex, amethyst, deceiver, curtis mill green
1 Amethyst Deceiver - Laccaria amethystea
Amethyst Deceiver - Laccaria amethystina  The colour of these mushroms is intense. This one was photographed in Norsey Wood, near Billericay : fungi, mushroom, norsey wood, amethyst, deceiver
2 Amethyst Deceiver - Laccaria amethystina
Artists Bracket - Ganoderma applanatum  This bracket seems to have been kicked releasing a splash of brick-red spores. Warlies Park, near Upshire, Essex : fungi, mushroom, uk, artist, bracket, warlies, park
3 Artists Bracket - Ganoderma applanatum
Beefsteak fungus - Fistulina hepatica  Very young Beefsteak, about 2 inches wide, growing on very old coppiced oak in Hatfield Forest, Essex. It really was that bright red. : fungi, mushroom, uk, beefsteak, hatfield, forest
4 Beefsteak fungus - Fistulina hepatica
Beefsteak fungus - Fistulina hepatica  Found in Mores Wood, near Brentwood. The wood of trees infected with the beefsteak fungus develop brown rot, spalting the wood and creating attractive discolourations. : fungi, mushroom, uk, beefsteak, mores, wood
5 Beefsteak fungus - Fistulina hepatica
Beefsteak fungus - Fistulina hepatica  Mores Wood. A common edible mushroom popular in France. : fungi, mushroom, uk, beefsteak, mores wood
6 Beefsteak fungus - Fistulina hepatica
Birch Polypore or Razor Strop Fungus - Piptoporus betulinus  Reminds me of the thing bursting out of John Hurt's chest in "Alien". This scary monster was found in Mores Wood. Birch Polypore is said to have antibacterial properties. : fungi, mushroom, uk, birch, polypore, razor, strop, mores, wood
7 Birch Polypore or Razor Strop Fungus - Piptoporus betulinus
Birch Polypore or Razor Strop Fungus - Piptoporus betulinus  Barbers used to 'strop' or sharpen their cut-throat razors on tough, leathery strips cut from the surfaces of these polypores. Hall Wood near Brentwood, Essex : mushroom, Essex, Fungi, UK, birch, polypore, razor, strop, fungus
8 Birch Polypore or Razor Strop Fungus - Piptoporus betulinus
Bitter Bracket - Postia stiptica  This dazzlingly white fungus was found in Swan Wood, near Stock, Essex : fungi, mushroom, uk, bitter, bracket, swan wood
9 Bitter Bracket - Postia stiptica
Blackening Waxcap - Hygrocybe conica  In St Paul's churchyard, Bentley Common. These are a brilliant red and yellow when young, but turn black as they age. : fungi, mushroom, uk, United Kingdom, blackening, waxcap, bentley, st paul
10 Blackening Waxcap - Hygrocybe conica
Blackening Waxcap - Hygrocybe conica  Hiding in the ivy at St Pauls churchyard, Bentley Common. : fungi, mushroom, uk, United Kingdom, blackening, waxcap, bentley, st paul
11 Blackening Waxcap - Hygrocybe conica
Blue Roundhead - Stropharia caerulea  This mushroom has a blue-green cap which is slimy to the touch. It was seen in Thorndon Country Park. : fungi, mushroom, uk, blue, roundhead, thorndon
12 Blue Roundhead - Stropharia caerulea
Blushing Bracket - Daedaleopsis confragosa  Underside, showing the variable size and shape of the pores. Seen in Swan Wood, Essex : fungi, mushroom, essex, blushing, bracket, swan wood
13 Blushing Bracket - Daedaleopsis confragosa
Brown Birch Bolete - Leccinum scabrum  St Pauls, Bentley Common, near Silver Birch tree. Examples with a dark brown cap used to be incorrectly classified as a separate species Leccinum melaneum. Flesh is white, with yellowish base, but does not discolour when cut. : fungi, mushroom, uk, Essex, United Kingdom, brown, birch, bolete, st paul, bentley
14 Brown Birch Bolete - Leccinum scabrum
Candlesnuff fungus - Xylaria hypoxylon  Found in Hall Wood near Brentwood, Essex. Also known as Stag's Horn - more mature specimens look like antlers. : fungi, mushroom, uk, Essex fungi, Candlesnuff, hall wood
15 Candlesnuff fungus - Xylaria hypoxylon
Candlesnuff Fungus - Xylaria hypoxylon  Found in Weald Country Park, Essex, they look like a snuffed-out candle. : fungi, mushroom, uk, candlesnuff, weald
16 Candlesnuff Fungus - Xylaria hypoxylon
Cep or Penny Bun Bolete - Boletus edulis  Found in Weald Country Park, near Brentwood, Essex. Like all boletes, these mushrooms have tubes and pores instead of gills. : fungi, mushroom, uk, cep, penny, bun, bolete, weald, park
17 Cep or Penny Bun Bolete - Boletus edulis
Chicken of the Woods - Laetiporus sulphureus  Found in Mores Woods : fungi, mushroom, uk, chicken, woods, mores
18 Chicken of the Woods - Laetiporus sulphureus
Chicken of the Woods - Laetiporus sulphureus  In an oak tree near Willingale, Essex. The 'Chicken' was nesting in a hole about 9 feet off the ground. : fungi, mushroom, uk, chicken of the woods, chicken
19 Chicken of the Woods - Laetiporus sulphureus
Collared Earthstar - Geastrum triplex  Maldon Wick Nature Reserve. These had only 5, rather than the usual 7 star rays. : fungi, mushroom, uk, collared, earthstar, maldon
20 Collared Earthstar - Geastrum triplex
Collared Earthstar - Geastrum triplex  Young and old: The Collared Earthstar is not very common in Essex. We found this one in the Maldon Wick nature reserve. : fungi, mushroom, uk, collared, earthstar, maldon
21 Collared Earthstar - Geastrum triplex
Collared Earthstar - Geastrum triplex  Distinctive collar close up. The central puffball is about 3 cm across. Seen at Maldon Wick nature reserve : fungi, mushroom, uk, collared, earthstar, maldon
22 Collared Earthstar - Geastrum triplex
Collared Earthstar - Geastrum triplex  A pointed hole, known as a peristome, on the top of the sac releases spores in a puff. Seen at Maldon Wick nature reserve. : fungi, mushroom, uk, collared, earthstar, maldon
23 Collared Earthstar - Geastrum triplex
Common Bonnet - Mycena galericulata  Found in Mores Wood near Brentwood and shot from below to show the gills. : fungi, mushroom, uk, Essex, common, bonnet, mores, wood
24 Common Bonnet - Mycena galericulata
Common Earthball - Scleroderma citrinum  Spores are released when the skin of a mature specimin ruptures. Found in Mores Wood, near Brentwood : fungi, mushroom, uk, common, earthball, mores, wood
25 Common Earthball - Scleroderma citrinum
Common Earthball - Scleroderma citrinum  In Thorndon Country Park, Brentwood. One of the earthballs has split, revealing the spores within. : mushroom, UK, Essex, Fungi, common, earthball, thorndon
26 Common Earthball - Scleroderma citrinum
Common Puffball - Lycoperdon perlatum  Mores Wood, near Brentwood. Lycoperdon means 'wolf fart' and the puffball is so named because inhaling either is a recipe for disaster. : fungi, mushroom, uk, common, puffball, mores, wood
27 Common Puffball - Lycoperdon perlatum
Common Puffball - Video
28 Common Puffball - Video
Crested Coral - Clavulina coralloides  A very small fungus, about half an inch tall, found in Mores Wood, near Brentwood. Essex : mushroom, uk, Essex, Fungi, crested, coral, mores wood
29 Crested Coral - Clavulina coralloides
Dog's Vomit - Fuligo septica  Also known as Flowers of Tan, this example was found in Mores Wood, near Brentwood. : fungi, mushroom, uk, dogs, vomit, flowers, tan, mores, wood
30 Dog's Vomit - Fuligo septica
Flowers of Tan - Fuligo septica  I saw this from way off while walking through the woods, because the vivid yellow colour looked so unnatural. Also known as dog vomit slime mould because a day or two later it looks like..... Found in Weald Country Park near Brentwood, Essex : fungi, mushroom, uk, flowers of tan, dog vomit, weald park
31 Flowers of Tan - Fuligo septica
Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria  St Paul's Churchyard, Bentley Common. How come the slugs haven't munched this one? : fungi, mushroom, uk, United Kingdom, fly, agaric, bentley, St Pauls
32 Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria
Fly Agaric Gills - Amanita muscaria  Fly Agaric from below, showing the stem, ring or veil (annulus) and gills. Found in St Paul's churchyard, Bentley : fungi, mushroom, uk, United Kingdom, fly, agaric, bentley, common, gills
33 Fly Agaric Gills - Amanita muscaria
Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria  A new arrival, perfect in every way, found at Weald Country Park near Brentwood, Essex : fungi, mushroom, uk, fly, agaric, weald
34 Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria
Golden Spindles - Clavulinopsis fusiformis  Found in Mores Wood near Brentwood, Essex. These tiny spindles are hard to find in the leafmould underfoot. : fungi, mushroom, uk, Essex, golden, spindles, mores, wood
35 Golden Spindles - Clavulinopsis fusiformis
Grey Spotted Amanita - Amanita excelsa  An elegant mushroom, this specimen was found in Swan Wood, in Essex : fungi, mushroom, uk, grey, spotted, amanita, swan wood
36 Grey Spotted Amanita - Amanita excelsa
Hare's Foot Inkcap - Coprinus lagopus  Covered in a peeling veil, emerging from a pile of wood chips in Weald Country Park, Brentwood. : fungi, mushroom, uk, hares, foot, inkcap, weald
37 Hare's Foot Inkcap - Coprinus lagopus
Hen of the Woods - Grifola frondosa  Photographed from above to show the delicate colouration. Found in Swan Wood, near Stock. : fungi, mushroom, uk, hen of the woods, swan wood, hen
38 Hen of the Woods - Grifola frondosa
Hen of the Woods - Grifola frondosa  A young Hen (although not a Chicken) found in Thorndon Country Park, near Brentwood, Essex : mushroom, Essex, Fungi, Thorndon, UK, hen of the woods, hen
39 Hen of the Woods - Grifola frondosa
Hen of the Woods - Grifola frondosa  Found in Swan Wood, near Stock, Essex, and shot from below the show the gills. : fungi, mushroom, uk, hen of the woods, hen, swan wood
40 Hen of the Woods - Grifola frondosa
Hen of the Woods
41 Hen of the Woods
Ant - Myrmica rubra - on Armillaria gallica  Honey fungus (and ant) in Mores Wood, near Brentwood : fungi, mushroom, uk, Essex, honey, fungus, mores, wood, ant
42 Ant - Myrmica rubra - on Armillaria gallica
Bulbous Honey Fungus - Armillaria gallica  Spotted at Mores Wood near Brentwood, these were a lovely rich honey colour. : fungi, mushroom, uk, Essex, United Kingdom, bulbous, honey, fungus, mores, wood
43 Bulbous Honey Fungus - Armillaria gallica
Jelly Ear - Auricularia auricula-judae  Traditionally known as Jew's Ear. Found at the bottom of our garden, in Brentwood. : fungi, mushroom, uk, jelly, ear, brentwood
44 Jelly Ear - Auricularia auricula-judae
Jelly Ear - Auricularia auricula-judae  Also known as Jew's Ear, and spotted on an old stump at the end of the garden. : fungi, mushroom, uk, jelly, ear, brentwood
45 Jelly Ear - Auricularia auricula-judae
Milkcap - Lactarius uvidus ?  I think these are Milkcap, and the visitor is a fly. Found in Thorndon Country Park near Brentwood, Essex : fungi, mushroom, uk, milkcap, thorndon
46 Milkcap - Lactarius uvidus ?
Parasol - Macrolepiota procera  Jury Hill, overloooking the Thames valley. : fungi, mushroom, uk, parasol, jury, hill
47 Parasol - Macrolepiota procera
Parasol - Macrolepiota procera  Spotted on top of Jury Hill, Childerditch, Essex : fungi, mushroom, uk, UK Essex Fungi, parasol, jury, hill
48 Parasol - Macrolepiota procera
Parasol - Macrolepiota procera  Found in Curtis Mill Green, near Abridge: with characteristic snakeskin pattern on stem, cap 15cm dia. : fungi, mushroom, uk, parasol, curtis mill green
49 Parasol - Macrolepiota procera
Purple Jellydisc - Ascocoryne sarcoides  This tiny fungus was found in Mores Wood. : fungi, mushroom, uk, purple, jellydisc, mores, wood
50 Purple Jellydisc - Ascocoryne sarcoides
Rosy Bonnet - Mycena Rosea  A beautiful mushroom found in Weald Country Park, Essex : fungi, mushroom, uk, rosy, bonnet, weald
51 Rosy Bonnet - Mycena Rosea
Shaggy Inkcap - Coprinus comatus  At St James churchyard, Great Saling, the gills of the Shaggy Inkcap quickly deliquesce into a dripping, black, inky fluid. The black spores ripen from the edge of the gill inwards towards the stem, deliquescing afterwards.   Ripening, rotting, the cycle of corruption and rebirth... : fungi, mushroom, uk, shaggy, inkcap, great, saling, lawyers wig
52 Shaggy Inkcap - Coprinus comatus
Shaggy Inkcap - Coprinus comatus  aka Lawyer's Wig. The young fungus is covered by a thick wooly veil with felty scales on the cap. We found these in the graveyard of St James, Great Saling. : fungi, mushroom, uk, shaggy, inkcap, lawyers, wig, great, saling
53 Shaggy Inkcap - Coprinus comatus
Shaggy Parasol - Macrolepiota rhacodes  Some say this species is edible, but it can cause serious illness. Found in Weald Country Park, Essex : fungi, mushroom, uk, shaggy, parasol, weald
54 Shaggy Parasol - Macrolepiota rhacodes
Shaggy Parasol - Macrolepiota rhacodes  Can be toxic. Found in Weald Country Park, Essex : fungi, mushroom, uk, shaggy, parasol, weald
55 Shaggy Parasol - Macrolepiota rhacodes
Shaggy Scalycap - Pholiota squarrosa  The Shaggy Scalycap is thought to be poisonous, especially when consumed with alcohol. This one was found in Swan Wood, near Stock : fungi, mushroom, uk, Shaggy, Scalycap, swan wood
56 Shaggy Scalycap - Pholiota squarrosa
Stinkhorn Egg bisected - Phallus impudicus  In Mores Wood. The stinkhorn egg is surprisingly egg-like internally. : fungi, mushroom, uk, stinkhorn, mores, wood
57 Stinkhorn Egg bisected - Phallus impudicus
Stinkhorn - Phallus impudicus  We could smell these stinkhorns before we saw them! They were found near the stream in Mores Wood. : fungi, mushroom, uk, stinkhorn, mores, wood
58 Stinkhorn - Phallus impudicus
Stinkhorn - Phallus impudicus  Mores Wood: Old stinkhorns with egg. : fungi, mushroom, uk, stinkhorn, mores, wood
59 Stinkhorn - Phallus impudicus
Stump Puffball - Lycoperdon pyriforme  Close up of Stump Puffballs at Bedfords Park. : fungi, mushroom, uk, stump, puffball, bedfords, park
60 Stump Puffball - Lycoperdon pyriforme
Stump Puffball - Lycoperdon pyriforme  This group of puffballs was seen at Bedfords Park near Havering-atte-Bower : fungi, mushroom, uk, stump, puffball, bedfords, park
61 Stump Puffball - Lycoperdon pyriforme
Suede Bolete - Boletus subtomentosus  Found in Weald Park near Brentwood, Essex. Bolete mushroom have tubes and pores on the underside, rather than gills. : mushroom, uk, Essex, Fungi, Weald, suede, bolete
62 Suede Bolete - Boletus subtomentosus
Tapioca Slime Mould - Brefeldia maxima  Technically not a fungi, slime mold is fungi-like. If this is Tapioca Slime Mould, then it is unusual to see it extended on a twig (about 6 inches long), as it's more usually on rotting stumps. Seen in Mores Wood : fungi, mushroom, uk, slime, mould, tapioca, mores, wood
63 Tapioca Slime Mould - Brefeldia maxima
Blusher - Amanita rubescens  or possibly Amanita rubescens var annulosulphurea? Spotted in Mores Wood. : fungi, mushroom, uk, the, blusher, mores wood
64 Blusher - Amanita rubescens
Turkeytail - Trametes versicolor  Mores Wood, near Brentwood. Bands of rich woody colours run through the fan shaped growths. : fungi, mushroom, uk, turkeytail, mores, wood
65 Turkeytail - Trametes versicolor
Unknown decaying fungi  Weald Country Park, Essex. Possibly an old Hare's Foot Inkcap? : fungi, mushroom, uk, unknown, decay, weald
66 Unknown decaying fungi
Unknown fungi - maybe Rosy Bonnet  Possibly a Rosy Bonnet, found in Weald Country Park : fungi, mushroom, uk, weald, rosy, bonnet, unknown
67 Unknown fungi - maybe Rosy Bonnet
Unknown fungi  Found in Weald Country Park. I was unable to identify this one! : fungi, mushroom, uk, Unknown, weald
68 Unknown fungi
yellow-brain-mushroom  This fungus was under an inch tall. Mores Wood is rich in tiny fungi such as this. : fungi, mushroom, uk, yellow, brain, mores, wood
69
Zoned Rosette - Podoscypha multizonata  Mores Wood:  I think this is a Zoned Rosette, quite unusual. The lower surface of the lobes was smooth, and the upper more suede-like.  It was found on a low stump in mixed woodland. : fungi, mushroom, uk, Essex, United Kingdom, zoned, rosette, mores, wood
70 Zoned Rosette - Podoscypha multizonata