Stipitate hydnoid fungi in England: a desk survey. (ENRR420)

Some 10, possibly 13, species of stipitate hydnoid fungi occur in England, out of a British mycota of 18 species. All were listed on the original provisional Red List of British fungi, and all but one are listed for Biodiversity Action, with their own joint Species Action Plan. This desk-based survey attempted to find out more of their status in England, and on what action, if any, was needed to conserve them. The survey was based on database, herbarium and foray records, and on available literature. It suggests that stipitate hydnoids are fairly widely distributed, at least in southern England, but are rare outside their core areas, notably the New Forest and the woods of East Berks, West Surrey and West Kent. They seem to be genuinely absent from large areas of England.

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