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Knights and Funnels

Group: 
Fungi

The fungi known as knights are big and bold whereas funnels are, well, funnel shaped! These are among the larger toadstool type fungi that occur mainly amongst the leaf litter in woodlands. I have included chanterelle here as it is funnel shaped.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Soapy Knight

Tricholoma saponaceum
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Appears in Late summer and throughout the autumn it is a widespread but occasional species that appears as solitary stipes but does sometimes appear in groups. 


 

Frosty Funnel

Clytocybe phyllophila
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A widespread and common fungus being found in broad-leaved and coniferous woodland in late summer and early autumn


 

 

Clouded Agaric

Clitocybe nebularis
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A common fungi, especially here in Purbeck, as it thrives in both deciduous and coniferous woodland.


 

Fools Funnel

Clitocybe rivulosa
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A common species that grows among short grass on lawns, parks and pasture in small groups but, more often, in rings.


 

Tawney Funnel Cap

Lepista flaccida
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A very common little fungus found in any type of woodland in small groups in late summer and autumn. 


 

Wood Blewit

Lepista nuda
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A common fungus in broad-leaved woodlands at just about any time of year.


 

Field Blewit

Lepista saeva
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Commonly found in pasture but, despite its name, also occurs on heathland and in broad-leaved woods. 


 

Plums and Custard

Tricholomopsis rutilans
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Plum coloured with hints of custard yellow showing through so plums and custard is an apt nick-name for this fungi and an easy one to remember perhaps.

A very common species found on rotting wood, usually conifers, and often in small tufts or troops like these in my photograph. They are found in late summer and throughout the autumn.

Brown Rollrim

Paxillus involutus
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A very common species found in mixed and broad-leaved woodland in summer and autumn with a preference for acidic soils and birch trees.


 

 

Photo by:
Peter Orchard

False Chanterelle

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca
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A common fungus of coniferous woodland often found in circles amongst pine needles on the acidic soils of the Poole Basin.


 

Photo by:
Peter Orchard

Chanterelle

Cantharellus cibarius
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Mainly found on broad-leaved woodlands it grows in the leaf litter, usually in groups and often in troops.


  

 

Photo by:
Peter Orchard