Our common tongue has described this as the ‘Penny Bun’ for obvious reasons, many also know it as the Cep (French origin) but then most cooks and chefs will often know it from it’s Italian translation as the ‘Porcini mushroom’.
UK Woodland mushroom found throughout the year. Sulphur yellow and orange in colour. Growing in groups or tufts on rotting wood and tree stumps in all types of woods and forests.
Dryads Saddle (Polyporus squamosus) – a polypore mushroom which can grow very large. his species is a parasite (and/or Saprotroph which feeds off decaying matter) on deciduous trees such as elm, beech and sycamore causing severe ‘white rot’.
The Clouded Agaric is a large white to grey brown coloured toadstool / mushroom found in broad-leaved and coniferous woodland. Edible to some and tasty. May cause gastric upset in others. Not deadly.