The Toothed Fungi are possibly endangered and research into their whereabouts
has been taking place in Hampshire,over the last two seasons.
We have been in the field looking for the Fungi,which are not the easiest to find.Our experience is that you are more likely to happen on one of the species than locate it by searching.
Pictures of our recent finds are shown below to help with identification and raise awareness.
The Hericiums are Toothed Fungi attached to Trees,Branches or Stumps.
1995 found on Birch
site..in 1996 1997
found on Birch
poor second growth
1998 on a fallen Beech branch
1998 on the cut end of a fallen Beech.
1997 Under a Sweet Chestnut Tree
Auriscalpum vulgare or Earpick fungus
found on Cones,in Conifer woods.
both found in mixed woods
1997 Claycart 1999 Arena 1999 Canal 1999 Claycart
All found under Deciduous trees,mainly Oak.
The 1997 picture is of immature specimens.
Found recently on the side of the towpath of the Basingstoke Canal,under Oak and
The Canal is lined with Clay,which seems to be associated with this species.
First found as two "White blobs"One was washed to reveal the "Treacle" colours of
the species.Teeth are pale gray and the spores white.Gone to a "herbarium" for safe keeping.