Small to medium bright red-brown Milk Cap, fruits with Picea.
Bitter Tooth Fungus-Fruits with Picea
Reacts to Ferrous Sulphate Crystals giving vinaceous discolouration of stem and gills.
Medium sized Milk Cap, associating with Hazel.
Difficult to ID as there are small number of very similar species. This species associating with Picea.
Cortinarius glaucopus var. acyaneus
Identification reference B&K 5-Fungi of Switzerland.
Very closely related to Leista nuda, The Wood Blewit, in fact some authors merely see this as a very pale form.
Easily mistaken for Hydnum repandum should you not be aware of this species, but very rare in the UK. Associating with Picea in Swiss Alps.
An attractive Polypore that is rather rare in the UK, usually found on Pine and Birch.
A very difficult genus to ID to species. I was able to ID this by taking a spore print and viewing the spores under my microscope back in London.
One of the 'Crabbies' and quite difficult to tell from Russula xerampelina, which is a Pine associate not Picea as Favrei.
A Picea associating, Saffron Milk Cap.
A small delicate Earthstar.
A small, yet beautiful member of the Mycena family. Rare in the UK
Inocybe with a strong floral/fruity smell.
A small, jelly-like fungus with spines, on Conifer wood.
For one week in the latter part of September a bunch of us London Myko Kids hiked on up to Grimmelwalde in the Swiss alps, 5000 ft above sea level, to not paraglide or base jump but to get a taste of sub Alpine/Alpine fungi and it was an eye opener in many senses. The views were spectacular, the fungi were spectacular and the prices were just out of this world………….here are just some of the fantastic fungi on display during our visit. Most of the fungi shown here were fruiting in association with Spruce but there were the odd Hazel, Beech and Alder trees in the vicinity, with which one or two of these species were associating.