Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ogden Water 10th October 2014

I had a lovely walk with Basil around Ogden Water and shown below are some of the fungi that I have been able to identify.

Yellow Shield (Pluteus chryosphaeus).

It grows on wood and it has a lovely bright yellow cap
that beams at you from afar.
The stipe base is also yellow. 

Pale pink, free gills that will darken as it ages.

Swollen, club shaped pleurocystidia.

Rounded cap cuticle cells.

Spores subsherical, 5-6.6 x 4.5-5 microns.

False Chanterelle (Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca) above and below.

Plums and Custard (Tricholomopsis rutilans) above and three below.

Rosy caps and custard yellow gills, lovely!

Slippery Jack (Suillus luteus) above and six below.
This is listed as common in lots of literature
but it is the first time that I have seen it in Calderdale.
I found a group of seven beneath the pines.

The smallest cap was totally enclosed by the veil which I broke open
to reveal the lemon pores and brown spotted stipe.

This was the largest specimen and you can see the remnants of the veil
on the upturned stipe below.

I gave the cap a rinse at home to revive the slippery, slimy texture.

Deer Shield (Pluteus cervinus) above and three below.

Horned plueroocystidia.

Spores pink, elliptical and smooth. 6-8 x 5-6 microns.

Rufous Milkcap (Lactarius rufus).
A drop of milk on your tongue tastes fiery and hot after 20-30 seconds.

Brown Rollrim (Paxillus involutus) above and below.

Yellow Stagshorn (Calocera viscosa).

Pale Stagshorn (Calocera pallidospathulata).

Snakeskin Brownie (Hypholoma marginatum) above and three below.

The stipe has a pattern that resembles a snake's skin.

Jelly Rot (Phlebia tremellosa) above and two below.

Phlebiopsis gigantea above and below.


  1. Well done Alison. You found some interesting fungi there.

  2. Thanks Steve,

    Yes, the Yellow Shied was gorgeous and I think that Ogden is the best spot for fungi at the moment because it never dries out. There's more to come which I shall hopefully post this coming week but I just haven't had the time and I've been really busy.......