Welcome to page one of Stockport's Fungi

Birch Polypore
(Piptoporus betulinus)
Birch polypore is one of the most common polyporous bracket fungi and as the name suggests, grows almost exclusively on birch trees. Thanks to Alan Cassidy for this photo taken at Etherow Country Park.

Scarlet Elf Cup
(Sarcoscypha coccinea)
Thanks to Ant Marriott for this fine capture of a lovely fungus taken at Etherow Country Park.

Auricularia auricula-judae
Auricularia auricula-judae, known as the Jew's ear, is a species of edible Auriculariales fungus found worldwide. thanks to Ant Marriott for the photo taken at Etherow Country Park.

Kretzschmaria deusta
Kretzschmaria deusta, commonly known as brittle cinder, is a fungus and plant pathogen found in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Another fine specimen from Ant Marriott.

Marasmius candidus
Grows on damp rotting twigs and branches, can be confused with Porcelain Mushroom but this doesn't have a glossy, slimy cap. Thanks again to Ant Marriott.

        Marasmius capillaris
Marasmius capillaris is a species of agaric fungus in the family Marasmiaceae. Another big thanks to Ant Marriott for the photo.

Calocera cornea
Calocera cornea is a jelly fungus that grows on decaying wood. It is a member of the Dacrymycetales, an order of fungi characterized by their unique "tuning fork" basidia. Another classic from Ant Marriott.

Gliophorus psittacinus
Gliophorus psittacinus, commonly known as the Parrot Toadstool or Parrot Waxcap, is a colourful member of the genus Gliophorus. Thanks to Billy Reid for this fine photo taken at Chadkirk Country Estate.

Laccaria amethystina
Laccaria amethystina, commonly known as the amethyst deceiver, is a small brightly coloured mushroom, that grows in deciduous as well as coniferous forests. This wonderful photo was taken at Chadkirk Country Estate by Billy Reid.

Xylaria polymorpha
This interesting specimen standing around 2.5 inches tall is also known as (dead mans finger) taken at chadkirk country estate by Billy Reid.

Scleroderma citrinum
Scleroderma citrinum, commonly known as the common earthball, pigskin poison puffball, or common earth ball, is the most common species of earthball in the uk.Thanks goes to James Dempsey Riley for this fine specimen.

Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a mushroom and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Thanks to Kevin Torkington for this taken on the river mersey.

Xylaria Hypoxylon
Xylaria hypoxylon is a species of fungus in the genus Xylaria. It is known by a variety of common names such as the candlestick fungus, the candlesnuff fungus, carbon antlers, or the stag's horn fungus. Thanks to Billy Reid for this sample taken whilst out for a woodland walk.

Ascocoryne Sarcoides
Ascocoryne sarcoides is a species of fungus in the family Helotiaceae, also known as jelly drops or the purple jellydisc. Thanks again to Billy Reid.

Auriculariopsis ampla Auriculariopsis is a fungal genus in the family Schizophyllaceae. Thanks to Billy Reid for this sample.

Mycena inclinata
Mycena inclinata, commonly known as the clustered bonnet or the oak-stump bonnet cap, is a species of mushroom in the family Mycenaceae. Thanks to James Dempsey Riley for this lovely sample taken at Woodbank Park.

Coprinus comatus
Coprinus comatus, the shaggy ink cap, lawyer's wig, or shaggy mane, is a common fungus often seen growing on lawns, along gravel roads and waste areas. Thanks to Ian Warrington for this fine sample.

Ganoderma is a genus of polypore mushrooms that grow on wood, and include about 80 species, many from tropical regions. Thanks again to James Dempsey Riley for the photo.

Coprinellus micaceus
Coprinellus micaceus is a common species of fungus in the family Psathyrellaceae.Taken at Chadkirk Country Estate by Billy Reid

A puffball is a member of any of several groups of fungi in the division Basidiomycota. Thanks again to Billy Reid for the photo.

scurfy twiglet
Tubaria furfuracea, commonly known as the scurfy twiglet, is a common species of agaric fungus in the family Tubariaceae. Thanks to Ant Marriott for this wonderful photo.

Nectria cinnabarina
Nectria cinnabarina, also known as coral spot, is a plant pathogen that causes cankers on broadleaf trees. Thanks to Billy Reid for this pic taken at Chadkirk Country Park.

Horse Hair Fungus
Marasmius rotula is a common species of agaric fungus in the family Marasmiaceae. It has many names such as horse hair fungus. Thanks to Ant Marriott again for this lovely photo.

Geastrum triplex
collared earthstar is one name that is given to this fungi and thanks again to Ant Marriott for the pic.

Porpolomopsis calyptriformis
Porpolomopsis calyptriformis is a species of agaric (gilled mushroom) in the family Hygrophoraceae. It has been given the recommended English name of Pink Waxcap in the UK. Thanks to Billy Reid for the photo.

Chicken of the woods is one name given to this fungi, taken by James Dempsey-Riley at Etherow Country Park.

Hypoxylon fragiforme
Hypoxylon is a genus of Ascomycetes commonly found on dead wood and this specimen in its early stages was taken by Ant Marriott.

Hapalopilus Nidulans
Hapalopilus nidulans (also known as Hapalopilus rutilans) is a species of polypore fungus in the family Polyporaceae. Ant Marriott again is to thank for this photo taken at Etherow Country Park.

clavarioid fungi
Another fine example of nature at it's best is this coral fungi taken at Etherow country park by Ant Marriott.

Clavulinopsis Helvola
Clavulinopsis helvola, commonly known as the Yellow club fungus, is a mushroom in the family Clavariaceae. Thanks again to Ant Marriott.

Calocera glossoides
Calocera is a fungal genus in the Dacrymycetes order. It is widely distributed and contains 15 species. Etherow Country Park produced this sample with Ant Marriott behind the camera.

Clavariadelphus fistulosus

Thanks again to Ant Marriott for this sample.

Laccaria laccata
Laccaria laccata, commonly known as the deceiver was taken at Etherow Country Park by Ant Marriott.

Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa Ceratiomyxa is a genus of slime molds in the Ceratiomyxaceae family and Etherow Country Park was responsible for this fine sample, of course Ant Marriott was behind the camera.

Orbilia is a genus of fungi in the family Orbiliaceae. Thanks again to Ant Marriott for this sample taken at Etherow Country Park.

Pale Stagshorn
(Calocera pallidospathulata) Another Etherow special from Ant Marriott.

porcelain fungus
Oudemansiella mucida, commonly known as porcelain fungus, is a basidiomycete fungus of the Physalacriaceae family and native to Europe. Credit to Ant Marriott.

King Alfred's Cakes
Daldinia concentrica is known by several common names, including King Alfred's cake. Credit to Ant Marriott for the pic.

Clavulina rugosa
Clavulina rugosa, commonly known as the wrinkled coral fungus or wrinkled club fungus, is a species of coral fungus in the family Clavulinaceae. thanks to Ant Marriott for the photo.

Clitocybe nuda
Clitocybe nuda, commonly known as the wood blewit and alternately described as Lepista nuda, is an edible mushroom native to Europe and North America. this sample was provided by Ant Marriot at Etherow Country Park.

Helvella crispa
Helvella crispa, also known as the white saddle, elfin saddle or common helvel, is an ascomycete fungus of the Helvellaceae family. Etherow Country Park kindly provided this sample thanks to Ant Marriott.

Tremella foliacea
Tremella foliacea is a species of fungus producing brownish, frondose, gelatinous basidiocarps (fruit bodies). Common names include leafy brain, jelly leaf, and brown witch's butter. Credit to Ant Marriott for this Etherow beauty.

Clavulina cristata
Clavulina cristata, commonly known as the white coral fungus or the crested coral fungus, is a white- or light-coloured edible coral mushroom. Thanks once again to Etherow and Ant Marriott.

Tarzetta is a genus of fungi in the family Pyronemataceae. The genus has a widespread distribution in north temperate regions, and contains 9 species. Thanks again to Ant Marriott.

Russula ochroleuca
Russula ochroleuca is a member of the genus Russula. A group that have become known as brittlegills. thanks again to Ethrow Country Park and Ant Marriott.