Orielton Foray for UK Fungus Day 2016

UKFD Foray at Orielton

UKFD Foray at Orielton

Thanks for your support for the UKFD event on Saturday 8th October 2016.

Although fungi were far less readily found than in earlier years, there were some remarkable finds. I am working through the records and pictures and will circulate details as soon as I’ve got something assembled.

Clavaria amoenoides

Clavaria amoenoides

Inocybe lilacina

Inocybe lilacina

The find of the pale cream club fungus, Clavaria amoenoides, on the grassland behind the house was very special – previously only 6 confirmed UK records (2 of these from Pembrokeshire).

Our visiting expert, Slavomir, was hoping to find a rare group of fungi called Fanvaults – and was not disappointed when a collection turned up alongside the woodland track. He later returned to the same place and found a further 6 collections!.  It seems likely that at least 3 of these will be new species for the UK – he was amazed to find so many in one spot. He is currently working on this group so it may be a year or so before the DNA is completed and analysed and the paper published. Orielton should feature prominently.

Entoloma politum

Entoloma politum

I think it will be fair to say that the Orielton visit has been the highlight of Slavomir’s visit to the UK.

Mycena pura

Mycena pura

If you have any good pictures from the event you are happy to share, please send them to me and I will ensure Adam/Mike get a copies for the the website.

David Harries