Boletus sp.

When I started recording the wildlife and plants found in my garden, I had no plans to record fungi. However, on taking a closer look at the mushrooms and toadstools in the garden, I became fascinated by them. The shapes, textures and colours are so wonderful, that I decided I had to learn more.

With the help of Mycologists on the Wild About Britain forum ( I learned an awful lot. Many thanks to them. However, Mycology is a very complex subject and I am only a beginner. If there are any errors in any of the identifications of the fungi on this web site, I would very much appreciate your feedback.

Please bear in mind that some fungi are extremely toxic. Never eat any fungus without taking expert advice and always wash your hands thoroughly after handling them.

Visit our fungus gallery which showcases our best fungi photographs or click on the links below for more information about the fungi we have found in the garden. Wherever possible we have included photos of the cap, stalk and gills to help you identify them more easily.


Common Name Scientific Name
Amethyst Deceiver Laccaria amethystea
Artists' Bracket Ganoderma applanatum
Bay Bolete Boletus badius
Birch Milkcap Lactarius tabidus
Blackening Wax Cap Hygrocybe nigrescens
Blackfoot Polypore Polyporus leptocephalus
Bolete Mould Hypomyces chrysospermus
Brown Birch Bolete Leccinum scabrum
Bulbous Honey Fungus Armillaria gallica
Butter Cap Collybia butyracea
Candle Snuff Fungus Xylaria hypoxylon
Chicken of the Woods Laetiporus sulphureus
Clouded Agaric Clitocybe nebularis
Clustered Brittlestem Psathyrella multipedata
Collared Earthstar Geastrum triplex
Common Earth-ball Scleroderma citrinum
Common Funnel Cap Clitocybe gibba
Common Puffball Lycoperdon perlatum
Deer Shield Pluteus cervinus
Dog's Vomit Slime Mould Fuligo septica
Dotted-stemmed Bolete Boletus erythropus
Dyer's Mazegill Phaeolus schweinitzii
Eyelash Fungus Scutellinia sp.
Fairies' Bonnets Coprinus disseminatus
Fairy Ring Mushroom Marasmius Oreades
False Death Cap Amanita citrina
Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria
Freckled Dapperling Lepiota aspera
Fried Chicken Mushroom Lyophyllum decastes
Giant Polypore Meripilus giganteus
Glistening Ink Cap Coprinus micaceus
Glutinous Wax Cap Hygrocybe glutinipes
Grey Spotted Amanita Amanita excelsa var. spissa
Hairy Stereum Stereum hirsutum
Hare's Foot Ink Cap Coprinus lagopus
Haymaker's Mushroom Panaeolina foenisecii
Hen of the Woods Grifola frondosa
Honey Fungus Armillaria mellea
Horse Mushroom Agaricus arvensis
Iodine Bonnet Mycena filopes
Inky Mushroom Agaricus moelleri
Jew's Ear Auricularia auricula-judae
King Alfred's Cakes Daldinia concentrica
Larch Bolete Suillus grevillei
Lilac Bell Cap Mycena pura
Lilac Fibrecap Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina
Orange Peel Fungus Aleuria aurantia
Palamino Cup Peziza repanda
Pale Stagshorn Calocera pallidospathulata
Parasol Mushroom Macrolepiota procera
Parrot Wax Cap Hygrocybe psittacina
Peppery Milkcap Lactarius piperatus
Phellinus tuberculosus Phellinus tuberculosus
Pipe Club Fungus Macrotyphula fistulosa var. contorta
Primrose Brittlegill Russula sardonia
Purple Jelly Fungus Ascocoryne sarcoides
Red Cracked Boletus Boletus chrysenteron
Rufous Milkcap Lactarius rufus
Russula Amara Russula Amara
Semifree Morel Mitrophora semilibera
Shaggy Ink Cap Coprinus comatus
Spring Hazel Cup Encoelia furfuracea
St George's Day Mushroom Calocybe gambosa
Stinkhorn Phallus impudicus
Stinking Parasol Lepiota cristata
Sulphur Tuft Hypholoma fasiculare
The Blusher Amanita rubescens
The Deceiver Laccaria laccata
The Prince Agaricus augustus
The Sickener Russula emetica
Trooping Funnel Clitocybe geotropa
Turkey Tail Coriolus versicolor
Twig Parachute Marasmiellus ramealis
Upright Coral Fungus Ramaria stricta
Wavy-capped Chanterelle Pseudocraterellus undulatus
Weeping Widow Lachrymaria velutina
White Coral Fungus Clavulina cristata
White Fibrecap Inocybe geophylla
White-Rot Fungus Trametes ochracea
White Saddle Helvella crispa
Witch's Butter Exidia glandulosa
Wood Blewit Lepista nuda
Wrinkled Club Fungus Clavulina sp.
Yellow Brain Fungus Tremella mesenterica
Yellow Club Fungus Clavulinopsis helvola
Yellow Stainer Agaricus xanthodermus


Lichen, Algae & Mosses
Capillary Thread-Moss - Bryum capillare
Cladonia sp. Lichen
Trentepohlia Algae
Xanthoria parietina

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