Friday, 10 July 2009

Fantastic Fungi

Had a wander through St Nicholas Hospital grounds and came across an interesting range of Fungi. The problem is identifying them.
The largest single fungi in this group is about 20cm diameter

I'll try to capture this one as it opens to identify. There are three or four of these together.

I think this one below is Dryad's Saddle which is approximately 25cm across

The following are all Bracket fungi.
Perhaps a Willow Bracket?

and a Smokey Bracket


kirstallcreatures said...

Great finds!
No2, could it be aniseed cockleshell? gills run down the stem, curled margin,it also has a strong aniseed smell, so you could try the sniff test, but dont eat it! Or Jack o Lantern whos gills glow in the dark? Its widely spaced gills run down the stem too.

No3, how about a Snakeskin grisette (Amanita ceciliae)? The cap expands from convex, expanding & flattening with time.


kirstallcreatures said...

Take a look at: do you think thats it?