Thursday, 6 February 2014

Four new fungi for Hampshire in 2014

Fomitiporia hippophaeicola
What better way to start the year than to add four new species of fungi to the Hampshire mycota.The first Fomitiporia hippophaĆ«icola was found in early January by Phil Budd on the outskirts of the Hythe Marina.  Phil found several fruitbodies, 4-8cm across, on the trunks of Sea Buckthorn (HippophaĆ« rhamnoides), its preferred host in the UK. With nearly 90 records in the UK it is perhaps surprising that something as large as this has no been noticed before in Hampshire.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Phellinus on poplar

During the Bioblitz Simon Moore drew my attention to some bracket fungi five feet or so up a tree. The fruitbody looked like Phellinus igniarius (Willow bracket) except this was not a willow but a poplar!! I recalled something about a phellinus specific to poplar. The tree I am now led to believe is the Grey Poplar.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Found in amongst the bracken

During my visit to the New Forest Bioblitz at Boldrewood yesterday I found a pink discoid fungus on an oak twig situated deep in amongst the bracken in a gutter which looks to me like Aleurodiscus wakefieldiae (English name: Pink disco).