I had a wander around the pine plantation at Turvin Clough to see if I could find the H. hypothejus but I couldn’t find it so I’ll have scurry around the area to see if I can find it in another location in the next few weeks or so. I did however manage to find quite a few different species along the way.

Snakeskin Brownie (Hypholoma marginatum). I found these trooping on the pine needle litter and on dead pine logs. The caps have a pale margin with white velar remnants and the stems were covered in silky scales that were easily rubbed away. 

The broadly adnate gills were pale olivaceous/buff, but they do turn brown with age.

An immature specimen with veil.

Peeling Oysterling (Crepidotus mollis).

Sheathed Woodtuft (Kuehneromyces mutabilis) – above and below.

Butter Cap (Rhodocollybia butyracea).

Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare). 

Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus) – I thought they must have all gone by now!

Candlesnuff Fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon).

Purple Jellydisc (Ascocoryne sarcoides).

Asci eight spored, paraphyses filiform – some of them forked with swollen tips.


Asci tips blued with Melzer’s. Spores 2 guttulate, 2-3 septate, 14-20 x 3-5. 

Common Jelly Spot (Dacrymyces stillatus). 

Common Rustgill (Gymnopilus penetrans)

Cheilocystidia bottle shaped with a rounded head.

Spores almond shaped, warty, 7-8.5 x 4-5.

Ophiocordyceps ditmarii

White Saddle (Helvella crispa).

Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor) and Hairy Curtain Crust (Trametes hirsutum)

Clustered Bonnet (Mycena inclinata).


Scutellinia sp. that I will never identify because I lost the specimen!