One of the biggest surprises on Corfu is the abundance of fungi in October compared to most Greek islands where one would be lucky to see any fungi at all.
To the left is a bright yellow Omphalina.
This is a species of Omphalotus which glows in the dark
This is an Amanita, do not be tempted to eat these as the family includes some of the most deadly fungi.
This is the strange Clathrus ruber with its smell of rotting flesh.
This is a Russula this family contains some of the most colourful fungi.
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Agaricus campestris or field mushroom is not as common in Corfu as in Britain
This is the False Chanterelle which should not be eaten.
Fungi of Corfu
coprinus_bisporus coprinus_plicatilis lepiota Fomes_fomentarius

This is coprinus bisporus

This is one of the many species of Lepiota

Morchella Elata one of  the delicious Morels

The eyelash fungus Scutellinia scutellata

These yellow Waxcaps would brighten any dull day
Inkcaps are common but the caps soon melt into black “Ink” this is coprinus plicatilis.
Coprinus picaceus the magpie inkcap
This is a bracket fungi Fomes fomentarius
Or tinder fungus so called because it has been used as tinder for starting fires.
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Porcelain fungus
Agaricus praeclavesquamosus

Chalciporus species

A type of Boletus

Boletus Satanus

One of a few deadly poisonous Boletii


One of the best edible fungi

Fistulima hepatica

Beef steak fungus

Gyroporus cyanescens



A type of Lactarius