Emma, Peachysteve and myself went up to Norland Moor and Gallows Pole Hill with the dogs. There was so much fungi everywhere, it was amazing. Here are a few of the things that we found.
Orange Birch Bolete (Leccinum versipelle) above and below.
It has a matt orange cap and pale ochre pores that bruise vinaceous brown and is found under Betula.
Hypholoma ericaeoides above and five below. They are found in wet habitats and boggy areas.
Caps are small 1-4 cm in diameter, hygrophanous and broadly umbonate.
Pale yellow/buff gills.
Spores are broadly ellipsoid with a germ pore. 10-12 x 5.5-7 microns.
Pleurocystidia are lageniform/fusiform containing yellow matter.
Cowberry Redleaf (Exobasidium vaccinii). A gall that infects Cowberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea).
Spotted Toughshank (Rhodocollybia maculata) above and three below.
It has a smooth white cap & stem that is covered in rusty pink spots.
Cream coloured crowded gills that will also become rusty with age.
Brown Birch Bolete (Leccinum scabrum) above and below.
Scurfy Deceiver (Laccaria proxima). When we first saw this we all thought it was a species of Galerina……very deceptive indeed!
They have reddish brown caps that are finely scaly, hygrophanous and striate at the margin.
The stems are reddish brown and coarsely fibrillose.
Spores are broadly ellipsoid and verrucose. 7.5-10.5 x 6-8 microns.
Suede Bolete (Boletus subtomentosus). It has a smooth suede cap that often appears to be cracked as it ages to reveal the yellow flesh.
Yellow large, angular pores that hardly bruise blue when pressed.
Mottled Bolete (Leccinum variicolor) above and six below.
It has a sooty grey scaly cap.
The stem is covered in a network of black/brown spots and is blue/ green at the base
It has pale, irregular pores that bruise grey.
Pinkish brown spores, spindle shaped. 13-20 x 5.5-6 microns.
Tawny Grisette (Amanita fulva) above and below.
Emma, always happy to find Ceps (Boletus edulis) and we found so many here.
As they age, the pores turn yellow.
Scarletina Bolete (Boletus luridiformis) above and three below.
It has a matt brown cap, yellow flesh and small orange/red pores.
The stem is covered with bright red reticulations.
It immediately bruised a lovely dark blue when we cut it open with a knife.
The pores and tubes bruise dark blue too.
Beech Milkcap (Lactarius blennius) above and two below.
It is found under Fagus sylvatica. It has a dull grey cap with concentric banding and it is slimy when wet and sticky when dry.
It has white crowded gills that exude white milk. The stem is concolourous with the cap.