The "Fungus Survey of Oxfordshire" visited Barton Fields on Sunday 3rd November to record fungi in the Willow Carr area. Five Green Team members joined ten of the Survey Group, ably lead by Dr Judy Webb their Recorder.

  The wet woodland area bordering the Abbey Stream is dominated by Crack Willow, has a high water table and is a really good place for fungi. A profusion of rotting branches, stumps and moss-covered boles lie amongst dense undergrowth. (The Green Team had previously cleared a path
through this almost impenetrable jungle.)

  Many species were noted and the fly-induced galls on the underside the bracket fungus Ganaoderma applanatum, provoked much interest. Unfortunately the rare Trametes suaveolens did not put in an appearance this year. There was enough time to visit the young plantation bordering the Sustrans Track where several intesting species were found.

  We had refreshments in the dry grassland area, where two more species were spotted.

from: David Guyoncourt

Barton Fields, Abingdon  03.11.2013
willow carr,
plantation of young trees
Recorder: Judy Webb Leader: David Guyoncourt
Fungus nameEnglish nameAssociationSubstrateCollIdennotesMap refs
Armillaria sp honey fungus Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Auricularia auricula judae jelly ear Sambucus dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Chondrostereum purpureum silver leaf fungus Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Clavaria cinerea grey coral Quercus soil, litter JW JW plantation of young trees SU506 972
Coprinus disseminatus trooping crumble cap Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Coprinus micaceus glistening inkcap Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Coprinus plicatilis pleated inkcap   soil, poaceae JW JW edge of meadow SU508 972
Cortinarius sp a webcap Populus soil, litter JW JW plantation of young trees SU506 972
Crepidotus sp an oysterling Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Daedaleopsis confragrosa blushing bracket Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Galerina sp a bell fungus Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Ganoderma applanatum artist's bracket Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Hyphodontia sambuci elder whitewash Sambucus dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Inocybe geophylla white fibrecap Quercus soil, litter JW JW plantation of young trees SU506 972
Inocybe sp a fibre cap Quercus soil, litter JW JW plantation of young trees SU506 972
Kuehneromyces mutabilis two toned pholiota/sheathed woodtuft Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Laccaria laccata deceiver Quercus soil, litter JW JW plantation of young trees SU506 972
Lycoperdon pyriforme stump puffball   dead wood JW JW plantation of young trees SU506 972
Mycena speirea bark bonnet Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Peltigera sp a dog lichen Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Phlebia radiata wrinkled crust Salix, musci dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Pluteus salicinus willow shield Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Polyporus durus bay polypore Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Polyporus squamosus dryad's saddle Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Postia subcesia blueing bracket Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Psathyrella candoleana pale brittlestem Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Scleroderma areolatum leopard earthball Quercus soil, poaceae JW JW edge of meadow SU508 972
Scleroderma sp immature an earthball Betula soil JW JW under birches in car park SU505 973
Trametes versicolor turkey tail Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
Xylaria hypoxylon candle snuff Salix dead wood JW JW willow carr SU504 972
  plantation of young trees 6  
willow carr 21
edge of meadow 2
under birches in car park 1
Total 30