Friends of the Welsh Harp

Fungi at the Welsh Harp

There are lots of interesting fungi at the Welsh Harp. From Yellow Brain to Velvet Shank and Jelly Ear to the Common Puffball, keep your eyes peeled for these beauties, compiled with help from our friends over at the Welsh Harp Conservation Group.

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Scarlet Elf Cup

Scarlet Elf Cup
Credit: Leila Taheri

Sarcoscypha coccinea has been seen by the River Brent as it enters the Welsh Harp.

Velvet Shank

Velvet shank
Credit: Leila Taheri

Flammulina velutipes (Physalacriaceae) is a dark-stemmed fungus that grows in clusters on the North Bank.

Sulphur Shelf (Chicken-of-the-Woods)

Chicken of the woods
Credit: Daniella Levene

Laetiporus sulphureus (Polyporaceae) is the only yellow bracket fungus, found recently on the Neasden side.

Yellow Brain (Witches’ Butter)

Tremella mesenterica (Tremellaceae) has been found on tree trunks in East Marsh.

Jelly Ear

Auricularia auricula-judae ( Auriculariaceae) is a widespread species, found on a tree trunk in East Marsh.

Fleecy Milkcap

Lactarius vellereus (Russulaceae) is a large flattish fungi common under Oak trees.

Common Puffball

Lycoperdon perlatum (Agaricaceae) is one of two puffball species found in the Oakwood.

Shaggy Parasol

Chlorophyllum rhacodes (Agaricaceae) is found in the Field Centre woods.

Fly Agaric

Amanita muscaria (Amanitaceae) is only known from two areas: at the Bowling Green and by the Gorse.

Clustered Tufted-shank

Gymnopus confluens (Marasmiaceae) is a pinkish mushroom found under Oak trees.

Sheathed Woodtuft

Kuehneromyces mutabilis (Strophariaceae) is one of several fungi found in clumps.

Dryad’s Saddle

Polyporus squamosus (Polyporaceae) is a large specimen was found on an Elm tree in the Oakwood in 2012.

Scrambled Egg

Fulgensia fulgens (Teloschistaceae) is a slime mould, found on dead wood outside Heron Hide.