Saturday, 12 September 2009

Farm Fungi

The blusher (Amanita rubescens).

One of this year’s projects on the farm is to extend the Farm Flora Guide beyond herbaceous flora and into other areas. The herbaceous flora section itself has been constantly updated as new species have been found and better photo’s taken, and we will soon be adding three new sections, all of which are currently in progress – trees, ferns, and fungi. So, as a little behind-the-scenes glimpse to whet your whistle on a wet autumn day, here are a few fungi photos taken on the farm….
Common zoned polyporus (Trametes versicolor).

Clathrus rubber (no common name).

The common earthball (Scleroderma citrinum).

The common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus).

Dog-vomit slime-mould, a.k.a. scrambled-egg slime-mould (Fuligo septica).

The hazel rough-stalk (Leccinum carpini).

The octopus stinkhorn (Clathrus archeri).

More information on the farm natural history
Entry and photos by Hugh Taylor


Ian and Luis said...

Nice pictures.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Is the Trametes your picture? Found this being used on another blog:

Nigel and Joann Burch said...

Hi Katie
This blog entry and photos are by Hugh Taylor who used to work on the farm. He identifiead and photographed over 350 of the plant species on the farm and created a book for us called a celebration to biodiversity. If you look at the bottom of the blog entry it does say its by Hugh.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Thanks. Nice hotel you have there.

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