Rare mushroom discovery in Dutch park

Coprinopsis strossmayeri

The Dutch Mycological Society reported on 15 July 2015 that scores of rare fungi had been discovered in the Dr. Jac. P. Thijssepark in Amstelveen.

They were Coprinopsis strossmayeri; which had been known from only six places in the Netherlands.

Coprinopsis strossmayeri is rare in Armenia as well. It was discovered there for the first time in 2010-2011.

Rare mushrooms found in the Netherlands

This is an Entoloma aprile video.

Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society:

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

During a walk in the Egmonderhout park west of Alkmaar some mushroom lovers found Entoloma aprile mushrooms. This find is new to North Holland province. Entoloma aprile had not been seen in North Holland for more than 25 years, and is currently known only from 12 other sites in the Netherlands.

Rare fungi benefit from fire

Anthracobia melaloma

Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In January, a few special fungi which benefit from burning were found on the remains of an illegal fire. These were Anthracobia melaloma and Plicaria anthracina. Both are on the Red List. It’s special enough to find them in the winter, because fires occur more during dry summers. Two months later it was the turn of the Plicaria endocarpoides mushroom to appear.

Plicaria endocarpoides

Helvella acetabulum fungi in the Netherlands: here.

Rare albino mushroom discovery in the Netherlands

Albino larch bolete, photo by Peter-Jan Keizer

Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society:

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

In September last year Peter-Jan Keizer discovered an albino form of the larch bolete fungus on the site of the former Soesterberg military airbase. There, larch boletes had been found before. Then, Mr Keizer saw the at first sight unknown mushroom. After investigation it turned out to be an albino mushroom. Keizer has sometimes previously found albino mushrooms, but these observations remain extremely rare.

Dutch fungi atlas will be published

Ecological Atlas of mushrooms in Drenthe

Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society:

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

On March 13, the mushrooms atlas of Drenthe province will be presented. It is the first time that a book about mushrooms appears written in the Dutch language from an ecological perspective: where does a particular mushroom grow and what does its presence say on the local environment and soil conditions. The Ecologische Atlas van Paddenstoelen in Drenthe will be presented in Zwiggelte (Drenthe).

The eight-kilogram atlas was compiled by professional and amateur mycologists with good reputations at home and abroad. The atlas has 1.700 pages and consists of three parts. Due to the size and the significant and sustained efforts which underlie it, this atlas is already called by some “the mother of all atlases”.

Omphalina gerardiana fungi in Drenthe: here.

Fungi in Hulkesteinse Bos, the Netherlands: here.

Cauliflower mushrooms, not anti-dog poison

This video says about itself:

We find a Cauliflower mushroom ! (Sparassis crispa)

18 September 2014

My son was raised in the forests helping wild-craft edible mushrooms. Every year we find at least one Cauliflower – the first ending up in a bread casserole with chanterelles.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands (they put the wrong photo with their new item; not of a cauliflower fungus, but of a coral fungus):

Baked sponges in Huizen turn out to be cauliflower mushrooms

Today, 11:33

The suspect sponges that were recently found among bushes in Huizen turn out to be actually fungi. That is the conclusion of investigations by the police and the Forestry Commission.

The finder guessed that they were baked sponges and that they were intended to kill dogs.

According to the Forestry Commission in Huizen, these are innocent fungi which normally grow deep in the forest. They are harmless to dogs because the animals do not like eating the fungi. …

The past few days came from different towns alerts about baked sponges supposedly deposited by people who hate dogs.

The sponges are baked in fat and smell good for dogs and cats. But once inside the stomachs of the animals they will expand and they can be lethal.

Except in Huizen sponges were also found in Almere, Hengelo, The Hague, Leiden and Saendelft. It is still unclear whether the sponges in these other places will also prove to be cauliflower mushrooms.