Rare fungus discovery in the Netherlands

This video from the USA is called Biology 1B – Lecture 27: First Plants – Fungi Lecture.

Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society:

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

During an excursion to the coastal dunes south of Ijmuiden members of Mushrooms Workgroup “The Noordkop” discovered many Hohenbuehelia fungi. After identification this turned out to be the very rare and endangered Hohenbuehelia culmicola. The fungi grew on the southern slope of a coastal sand dune.


At global level, Hohenbuehelia culmicola is confined to the coasts of Western Europe. Until now this species had been found in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Great Britain, France and Belgium but every time these were only a few discoveries by country. The Dutch sites are therefore of great international importance.

Hohenbuehelia culmicola was only described in 1979 for the first time for the dunes of northwestern France by the French mycologist M. Bon. In 1984, Hohenbuehelia culmicola was first discovered in the Netherlands in the Kwade Hoek on Goeree island.

A close look inside the “freeways” of fungus that efficiently transport nutrients: here.

Rare mushrooms in Dutch coniferous woodlands

This video is called National Geographic – Kingdom Of The Forest – Fungi.

Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society:

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

As part of the Drenthe Atlas Project Mushrooms Workgroup Drenthe (PWD) from 1999 on has examined Drenthe everywhere in all corners. It showed the importance of some forests with Norway spruce for a range of rare and endangered mushrooms. Also downright spectacular mushrooms were found, like goatcheese webcap and Psathyrella caputmedusae, which were thought to be extinct. And olive wax cap, which had been found only once before in the Netherlands.

Already in 2001 the supposedly extinct goatcheese webcap (Cortinarius camphoratus) had been found in a dark, damp and mossy plot with sixty years old Norway spruce in Grolloo forestry district.

See also here.

Fungus discovered on Texel island for first time

Arrhenia spathulata

Warden Erik van der Spek reports from Texel in the Netherlands that a rare fungus species has been discovered for the first time ever on the island.

It is Arrhenia spathulata. It had been discovered before on the other inhabited islands of the Dutch Wadden Sea, but not yet on Texel.

This species grows on moss.

Fungi and late butterfly of Gooilust

Strict-branch coral fungi, Gooilust, 24 November 2014

After 23 November in the Corversbos nature reserve, the next day, 24 November, to Gooilust, not far away. We found these strict-branch coral fungi there.

Before finding these fungi, we had heard nuthatches.

A red admiral butterfly, flying to the top of a coniferous tree; basking in the sunshine on a branch. This was about the last mild autumn day. Next night, it would freeze. Has the butterfly survived that?

Clouded agaric mushrooms. A robin on a branch.

Mycena, Gooilust, 24 November 2014

After the coral fungi, these small mushrooms. Probably one of many Mycena species.

Mycena, in Gooilust, 24 November 2014

This, on a fallen tree, looks like another Mycena species.

Whitish-greenish fungus, 24 November 2014

On a stump, much bigger fungi. Some of them whitish, some greenish like salad; between orange-reddish fallen autumn leaves.

As we went to the exit, a buzzard landed on a branch.

Don’t let their small size fool you. Fungi are capable of mind-blowing feats: here.

Rare mushroom discovery in the Netherlands

Agaricus subfloccosus, photo by Piet Brouwer

Translated from the Dutch mycological society:

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

In the park surrounding Recreatieplas Twiske, close to Oostzaan, there was an extraordinary discovery. During a walk of two members of the mycological society a group of mushrooms was found. The flawless specimens stood out because of their subtle beauty and photos were made. After identification they turned out to be Agaricus subfloccosus, a very rare Red List species that is threatened with extinction.

Fungi and nuthatch

Clouded agaric, 23 November 2014

On 23 November 2014, to the Corversbos nature reserve. Where we saw this clouded agaric fungus.

Before we arrived there, a great cormorant flying over the canal near the old harbour. A robin singing.

Clouded agaric fairy ring, 23 November 2014

Many fairy rings of clouded agaric mushrooms.

Mycena, 23 November 2014

In some fairy rings, smaller Mycena mushrooms joined their bigger colleagues.

Sulphur tuft on a fallen tree.

Shaggy ink cap, 23 November 2014

A bit further, a shaggy ink cap.

Nuthatch sound.

Common ink caps.

Birch polypores on a fallen birch tree.

Shaggy ink cap, old, 23 November 2014

Still further, another shaggy ink cap; older than the earlier one.

Shaggy ink cap, old one, 23 November 2014

Clouded agaric, on 23 November 2014

As we continued, more clouded agarics.

Autumn leaves, 23 November 2014

Beautiful autumn leaves on the forest floor. Some also still on trees.

Shaggy ink cap, young  one, 23 November 2014

Still further, this young shaggy ink cap.

Candlesnuff fungus, 23 November 2014

On a stump, candlesnuff fungus grows.

Candlesnuff fungus, on 23 November 2014

Rare mushrooms in the Dutch coastal dunes: here.

Texel island fungi: here.

New mushroom species discovery in the Netherlands

This video is about the Scleroderma polyrhizum fungus.

The Heiderijk site in the Netherlands reports that this autumn, a fungus species, new for the Netherlands, was discovered.

Between Molenhoek and Groesbeek, Scleroderma polyrhizum, the star earthball, was found.