Tag: fungi

Ganoderma wood decay on Nothofagus betuloides

The extent of decay of Nothofagus betuloides by Ganoderma revealed.

Nothofagus betuloides branch failure due to wood decay fungi.

Failure of Nothofagus betuloides branch due to wood decay in the Secret Garden

A violet for Walt

The Shawnee National Forest skirts the midwestern town of Carbondale, which is home to one of the campuses of Southern Illinois University. It’s also one of the prettiest…

Hygrophorus hypothejus- the Herald Of Winter

The appearance of Hygrophorus hypothejus– commonly known as The Herald of Winter- traditionally signals the beginning of winter and the end of the mushroom season. Hygrophorus mushrooms- commonly…

Leratiomyces ceres- the Redlead Roundhead

Leratiomyces ceres is a common and easily recognised fungus which can be found throughout the Botanics from summer to late autumn. It grows mainly on woodchip mulches but…

Leucoagaricus croceovelutinus- a new fungi record for the Botanics

Leucoagaricus croceovelutinus, also known as the Blushing Dapperling, is rare saprobic fungus found on decaying leaf litter, often with conifers . This particular collection was made under mature…

New Fungus at the Botanics

This webcap mushroom- believed to be┬áCortinarius ochroleucus– has recently been found growing at the Botanics. The fungus, which is a new record for Edinburgh (Vice County 83), was…

In search of rust

Small orange/brown pustules on the leaves of plants could be a sign of infection by a rust fungus. James Iremonger, Heriot Watt University Student, will be searching Edinburgh…

New record for rarely seen fungus

A rare (or rarely recorded) fungus has been found on at least two of the Quercus species on the oak lawn at RBGE: Dichomitus campestris is a small…

Sulphur Polypore

This stunning Laetiporus sulphureus fungus- commonly known as sulphur polypore or chicken of the woods- has recently appeared on a Nothofagus betuloides in the garden. The fungus causes…