Fungi of Northamptonshire


15 species of Fungi regularly found in Northamptonshire

Cramp Balls Daldinia concentrica
Common
Habitat: Broad-leaved trees especially ash
Also called King Alfred's Cakes

Candle Snuff Xylaria hypoxylon
Common
Habitat: Broad-leaved woodland
On dead wood

Orange Peel Fungus Octospora aurantia
Occasional
Habitat: Bare ground

Irchester Country Park
Jew's Ear Auricularia auricula-judae
Very common
Habitat: Elder


Yellow Brain Fungus Tremella mesenterica
Common
Habitat: Dead wood of broad-leaved trees
Especially October-March

Blushing Bracket Daedaleopsis confragosa
Common
Habitat: Broad-leaved trees
Especially willow, alder, sallow and birch

Little Japanese Parasol Coprinus plicatilis
Very common
Habitat: Grassland
Only lasts a few hours
Garden lawns are ideal
Shaggy Ink Cap Coprinus comatus
Common
Habitat: Grassy places
Blackens and liquifies with age, often in troops

Oyster Fungus Pleurotus ostreatus
Common
Habitat: Broad-leaved trees
On dead wood

Common Yellow Russula Russula ochroleuca
Common
Habitat: Broad-leaved and coniferous woodland
The most commonly seen yellow russula

Sulphur Tuft Hypholoma fasculare
Very common
Habitat: Dead wood
Our commonest fungi

Amethyst Deceiver Laccaria amethystea
Occasional
Habitat: Woodland


St George's Mushroom Calocybe gambosa
Uncommon
Habitat: Limestone grassland

Brigstock Country Park
Common Earthball Scleroderma citrinum
Common
Habitat: Bare ground in woodland


Stinkhorn Phallus impudicus
Locally common
Habitat: Woodland
Pungent smell is often the first sign of this distinctive fungi
Harlestone Firs