Fungus Foray

About 20 people attended a fungus foray led by Dr Brian Spooner, who was, until he retired, Head of Mycology at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Some 50 different fungi were found and identified (not including microfungi!) and everyone was fascinated and entertained by the immense knowledge that Dr Spooner brought to the event.


Lots of photographs were taken (see below) and a dozen of them sent to Dr Spooner who provided the following identification:

1 Ganoderma adspersum (shelf/bracket fungus)

2 Hericium cirrhatum (tiered tooth)

3 Phallus impudicus (common stinkhorn)

4 Hygrocybe coccinea (scarlet waxcap)

5 Amanita muscaria (fly agaric)

6 Lycoperdon perlatum (common puffball)


7 Armillaria mellea (honey fungus)

8 Laccaria amethystina (amethyst deceiver)

9 Kuehneromyces mutabilis (sheathed woodtuft)

10 Pholiota adiposa (no common name)

11 Mycena arcangeliana (angel’s bonnet)

12 Clitocybe geotropa (trooping funnel)




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