I’m not absolutely sure what this fungi is, although I did check my Roger’s Mushrooms book. This pic was taken in January in deciduous woods, the fungi were growing on a fallen and dead silver birch. Any help with identification would be appreciated!
GYMNOPILUS – The common name is Rustgill. I think this particular one is the ‘Spectacular Rustgill’ – Gymnopilus junonius. Found in clusters under deciduous trees.
Club fungi, Clavariadelphus truncatus, exceedingly rare, endangered, on Red Data List, said to be edible.
Simply amazing how tiny mushrooms can be, and where they grow!
Even tiny dew-drops on one of these dainty fungi!
Red Cage Clathrus ruber
This fungi starts out as a white to greyish egg-shaped ball, bursting open to show a lattice, orange-red, with greenish-black spore-bearing material on the inside. It has a strong fetid smell that attracts flies (it really does pong!) note this one has the fly on top. Uncommon, not edible.
This is a favourite of the French, excellent for eating, and used in various recipes. Translated, the name means ‘trumpets of the dead’ maybe because of the colour!
White Saddle: common, edible