UKBAP logoUK BAP priority fungi species (including lichens)

 

A list of UK BAP priority fungi species (including lichens), created between 1995 and 1999, and subsequently updated in response to the Species and Habitats Review Report (PDF, 1.3Mb), published in 2007, is provided in the table below.  The table also provides details of the species' occurences in the four UK countries, and describes whether the species was an 'original' species (on the original list created between 1995 and 1999), or was added following the 2007 review.  All original species were provided with Species Action Plans (SAPs), species statements, or are included within grouped plans or statements, whereas there are no published plans for the species added in 2007.

UK BAP priority species were those that were identified as being the most threatened and requiring conservation action under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP).  However, as a result of devolution, and new country-level and international drivers and requirements, much of the work previously carried out by the UK BAP is now focussed at a country-level rather than a UK-level, and the UK BAP was succeeded by the 'UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework' in July 2012.  The UK list of priority species, however, remains an important reference source and has been used to help draw up statutory lists of priorities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

Current scientific names and commonly used synonyms derive from the Nameserver facility of the National Biodiversity Network Species Dictionary, which is managed by the Natural History Museum.  More detailed information about the distribution and taxonomy of these species can be found using the NBN Gateway, and details of the original Species Action Plans (SAPs), generated between 1995 and 1999, can be found on the original (archived) UK BAP website, or on the BARS 1 website, which was archived in April 2012 following the launch of BARS 2.

JNCC have collated already-published information from a variety of sources for all of the UK BAP priority species, to bring these data together into a single report, or 'species account'.  All of this information is already available on either the JNCC website, the NBN Gateway, or the BARS 1  website.  Each individual species account can be accessed by selecting the name in the table below, or through the priority species accounts spreadsheet.  For more detail about the information within the species accounts, visit the Priority species accounts page>>.

 

 

UK BAP priority fungi species (including lichens)
Scientific name and link
to species account
NBN common
name
Taxon England Scotland Wales Northern
Ireland
Original UK BAP
species?
Acarospora subrufula   lichen Y N N N  
Alectoria ochroleuca   lichen N Y N N Yes – SAP
Amanita friabilis Fragile Amanita fungus (non lichenised) Y N Y N  
Anaptychia ciliaris subsp. ciliaris   lichen Y Y Y N  
Armillaria ectypa Marsh Honey Fungus fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y Y Yes  SAP
Arthonia anglica   lichen Y N N N  
Arthonia atlantica   lichen Y Y Y N  
Arthonia cohabitans   lichen N Y N N  
Arthonia invadens   lichen Y Y N N  
Arthonia patellulata   lichen N Y N N  
Arthothelium dictyosporum   lichen N Y Y N Yes  SAP
Arthothelium macounii   lichen N Y N N Yes  SAP
Aspicilia melanaspis   lichen N Y N N  
Bacidia circumspecta   lichen Y Y Y N  
Bacidia incompta   lichen Y Y Y N Yes  SAP
Bacidia subincompta   lichen Y Y N N  
Bacidia subturgidula   lichen Y N N N  
Bankera fuligineoalba Drab Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y Y N N Yes  grouped plan
Battarrea phalloides Sandy Stilt Puffball fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N Yes  SAP
Belonia calcicola   lichen Y N N N Yes  SAP
Biatorella fossarum   lichen Y N N N  
Biatoridium monasteriense   lichen Y Y Y N Yes  SAP
Blarneya hibernica   lichen Y N Y N  
Boletopsis perplexa Black Falsebolete fungus (non lichenised) N Y N N Yes  statement
Boletus immutatus Constant Bolete fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Boletus pseudoregius The Pretender fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Boletus regius Royal Bolete fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N Yes  SAP
Boletus rhodopurpureus Oldrose Bolete fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Boletus torosus Brawny Bolete fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Bovista paludosa Fen Puffball fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Brodoa intestiniformis   lichen N Y N N Yes  statement
Bryoria furcellata Forked Hair-lichen lichen N Y N N  
Bryoria nadvornikiana   lichen Y N N N  
Bryoria smithii   lichen Y N Y N Yes  SAP
Buellia asterella Starry Breck-lichen lichen Y N N N Yes  SAP
Buellia hyperbolica   lichen Y N Y N  
Buellia violaceofusca   lichen N Y N N  
Calicium adspersum   lichen Y N Y N  
Calicium corynellum   lichen Y Y N N Yes  SAP
Calicium diploellum   lichen N Y N Y  
Calocybe onychina Lilac Domecap fungus (non lichenised) N Y N N  
Caloplaca ahtii   lichen N Y N N  
Caloplaca aractina   lichen Y N N N Yes  SAP
Caloplaca atroflava   lichen Y N Y N  
Caloplaca caesiorufella   lichen N Y N N  
Caloplaca flavorubescens   lichen Y Y Y N  
Caloplaca herbidella   lichen Y N Y N  
Caloplaca lucifuga   lichen Y Y Y N  
Caloplaca luteoalba Orange-fruited Elm-lichen lichen Y Y Y N Yes  SAP
Caloplaca virescens   lichen Y Y N N  
Candelariella superdistans   lichen N Y N N  
Cantharellus friesii Orange Chanterelle fungus (non lichenised) Y Y N N  
Cantharellus melanoxeros Blackening Chanterelle fungus (non lichenised) Y Y N N  
Catapyrenium michelii   lichen Y N N N  
Catapyrenium psoromoides Tree Catapyrenium lichen Y Y N N Yes  SAP
Catillaria alba   lichen Y Y N N  
Chaenotheca gracilenta   lichen Y Y N N  
Chaenotheca laevigata   lichen N Y N N  
Chaenotheca phaeocephala   lichen Y N Y N Yes  SAP
Chlorencoelia versiformis Flea's Ear fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Chrysomyxa pirolata Wintergreen Rust fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y N  
Cladonia botrytes Stump Lichen lichen N Y N N Yes  SAP
Cladonia convoluta   lichen Y N N N  
Cladonia mediterranea Reindeer Lichen lichen Y N N N Yes  SAP
Cladonia peziziformis   lichen Y Y Y N Yes  SAP
Clavaria purpurea Purple Spindles fungus (non lichenised) Y Y N N  
Cliostomum corrugatum   lichen Y N N N  
Collema dichotomum River Jelly Lichen lichen Y Y Y N Yes  SAP
Collema fasciculare   lichen U Y Y N  
Collema fragile   lichen Y Y Y N  
Collema fragrans   lichen Y U Y N  
Collema latzelii   lichen Y N N N  
Cotylidia pannosa Woolly Rosette fungus (non lichenised) Y N Y N  
Cryptolechia carneolutea   lichen Y N N N  
Cyphelium trachylioides   lichen N Y N N  
Diplotomma pharcidium   lichen U Y N N  
Endocarpon adscendens   lichen Y N Y N  
Enterographa elaborata New Forest Beech-lichen lichen Y N N Y Yes  SAP
Enterographa sorediata   lichen Y N N N Yes  SAP
Entoloma bloxamii Big Blue Pinkgill fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y Y  
Fulgensia fulgens   lichen Y N Y N  
Fuscopannaria ignobilis   lichen N Y N N  
Fuscopannaria sampaiana   lichen Y Y Y N  
Geastrum berkeleyi Berkeley's Earthstar fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Geastrum corollinum Weathered Earthstar fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Geastrum elegans Elegant Earthstar fungus (non lichenised) Y N Y N  
Geastrum minimum Tiny Earthstar fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Geoglossum atropurpureum Dark-purple Earthtongue fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y Y  
Gomphillus calycioides   lichen N Y Y Y  
Gomphus clavatus Pig's Ear fungus (non lichenised) N N N N  
Graphina pauciloculata   lichen Y N Y N Yes  SAP
Graphis alboscripta   lichen N Y N N  
Gyalecta ulmi Elm Gyalecta lichen Y Y N N Yes  SAP
Gyalidea roseola   lichen N Y N N  
Hericium coralloides Coral Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Hericium erinaceus Bearded Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y N Y N Yes  SAP
Heterodermia leucomela Ciliate Strap-lichen lichen Y N Y N Yes  SAP
Heterodermia speciosa   lichen Y N N N  
Hohenbuehelia culmicola Marram Oyster fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y N  
Hydnellum aurantiacum Orange Tooth fungus (non lichenised) N Y N Y Yes  grouped plan
Hydnellum caeruleum Blue Tooth fungus (non lichenised) N Y N N Yes  grouped plan
Hydnellum concrescens Zoned Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y Y Yes  grouped plan
Hydnellum ferrugineum Mealy Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y Y N N Yes  grouped plan
Hydnellum peckii Devil's Tooth fungus (non lichenised) N Y N N Yes  grouped plan
Hydnellum scrobiculatum Ridged Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y N Yes  grouped plan
Hydnellum spongiosipes Velvet Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y Y Yes  grouped plan
Hygrocybe spadicea Date-coloured Waxcap fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y N Yes  SAP
Hygrophorus pudorinus Rosy Woodwax fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Hypocreopsis lichenoides Willow Gloves fungus (non lichenised) Y N Y N  
Hypocreopsis rhododendri Hazel Gloves fungus (non lichenised) Y Y N N Yes  SAP
Hypogymnia vittata   lichen N Y N N  
Lecania chlorotiza   lichen Y Y Y N  
Lecanographa amylacea   lichen Y Y Y N  
Lecanora achariana Tarn Lechanora lichen Y Y Y N  
Lecanora cinereofusca   lichen N Y N N  
Lecanora quercicola   lichen Y Y Y N  
Lecanora sublivescens   lichen Y N Y N  
Lecidea erythrophaea   lichen Y Y N Y  
Lecidea inops Copper Lecidea lichen Y N N N  
Leptogium brebissonii   lichen N Y Y N  
Leptogium cochleatum   lichen Y Y Y N  
Leptogium hibernicum   lichen N Y N N  
Leptogium saturninum   lichen Y Y N N  
Lyophyllum favrei Gilded Domecap fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Megalaria laureri   lichen Y N N N  
Megalospora tuberculosa   lichen Y Y Y N  
Melanelia subargentifera   lichen N Y N N  
Melaspilea lentiginosa   lichen Y N Y N  
Microglossum olivaceum Earth-tongue fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y Y Yes  SAP
Mycena renati Beautiful Bonnet fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Myriostoma coliforme Pepper Pot fungus (non lichenised) N N N N  
Nephroma arcticum Arctic Kidney-lichen lichen N Y N N  
Nyssopsora echinata Spignel Rust fungus (non lichenised) N Y N N  
Opegrapha prosodea   lichen Y N Y N  
Opegrapha subelevata   lichen Y N N N  
Parmeliella testacea   lichen Y Y Y N  
Parmelina quercina   lichen Y N Y N  
Parmotrema robustum   lichen Y N Y N  
Peltigera lepidophora Ear-lobed Dog-lichen lichen N Y N N  Yes – SAP
Peltigera malacea Matt Felt Lichen lichen N Y N N  
Peltigera venosa   lichen Y Y Y N  
Pertusaria velata   lichen Y Y Y N  
Phaeophyscia endococcina   lichen Y Y N N  
Phellodon confluens Fused Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y N Yes  grouped plan
Phellodon melaleucus Grey Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y N Yes   grouped plan
Phellodon niger Black Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y Y N N  
Phellodon tomentosus Woolly Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y N Yes  grouped plan
Pholiota astragalina Conifer Scalycap fungus (non lichenised) Y U N N  
Phylloporus pelletieri Golden Gilled Bolete fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y Y  
Physcia tribacioides Southern Grey Physcia lichen Y N Y Y  
Piptoporus quercinus Oak Polypore fungus (non lichenised) Y Y Y N Yes  SAP
Podoscypha multizonata Zoned Rosette fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Poeltinula cerebrina   lichen Y Y N N  
Polychidium dendriscum   lichen N Y N N  
Porina effilata   lichen Y N Y N  
Porina hibernica   lichen Y Y Y N  
Porina sudetica   lichen Y N N N  
Poronia punctata Nail Fungus fungus (non lichenised) Y N Y N Yes  SAP
Psathyrella caput-medusae Medusa Brittlestem fungus (non lichenised) U Y U N  
Pseudocyphellaria aurata   lichen Y N N N Yes  SAP
Pseudocyphellaria intricata   lichen Y Y Y N  
Pseudocyphellaria lacerata Ragged Pseudocyphellaria lichen N Y Y N  
Pseudocyphellaria norvegica   lichen N Y Y N Yes  SAP
Puccinia clintonii Lousewort Rust fungus (non lichenised) N Y N Y  
Puccinia physospermi Bladder-seed Rust fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Puccinia scorzonerae Scorzonera Rust fungus (non lichenised) Y N Y N  
Puccinia septentrionalis Alpine Rust fungus (non lichenised) N Y N N  
Puccinia thesii Bastard-toadflax Rust fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Pyrenula dermatodes   lichen N Y N N  
Pyrenula hibernica   lichen N Y Y N  
Pyrenula nitida   lichen Y N Y N  
Ramonia chrysophaea   lichen Y Y Y N  
Ramonia dictyospora   lichen Y Y Y N  
Ramonia nigra   lichen Y N N N  
Rinodina degeliana   lichen N Y N N  
Rinodina isidioides   lichen Y Y Y N  
Sarcodon glaucopus Greenfoot Tooth fungus (non lichenised) N Y N N Yes  grouped plan
Sarcodon scabrosus Bitter Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y Y N N Yes  grouped plan
Sarcodon squamosus Scaly Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y Y N N Yes  grouped plan
Sarcodontia crocea Orchard Tooth fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Sarcosphaera coronaria Violet Crowncup fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Schismatomma graphidioides   lichen Y Y Y N Yes  SAP
Sclerophora pallida   lichen Y Y N N  
Solenopsora liparina Serpentine Solenopsora lichen Y N N N  
Squamarina lentigera Scaly Breck-lichen lichen Y N N N Yes  SAP
Stephanospora caroticola Carroty False Truffle fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Stereocaulon delisei   lichen Y Y Y N  
Stereocaulon symphycheilum   lichen Y N Y N  
Sticta canariensis   lichen N Y Y N  
Strigula stigmatella var. stigmatella   lichen Y N Y N  
Strigula tagananae   lichen N Y N Y  
Stropharia hornemannii Conifer Roundhead fungus (non lichenised) N Y N N  
Synalissa symphorea   lichen Y Y Y N  
Teloschistes flavicans Golden Hair-lichen lichen Y N Y N  
Tephrocybe osmophora Sweet Greyling fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Thelenella modesta Warty Wax-lichen lichen N Y N N Yes  SAP
Toninia physaroides   lichen Y N N N  
Toninia sedifolia   lichen Y Y Y U  
Tracya hydrocharidis Frogbit Smut fungus (non lichenised) U N U U  
Tremella moriformis Mulberry Brain fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Tremellodendropsis tuberosa Ashen Coral fungus (non lichenised) Y N Y N  
Tricholoma colossus Giant Knight fungus (non lichenised) N Y N N  
Tricholoma robustum Robust Knight fungus (non lichenised) N Y N N  
Tulostoma melanocyclum Scaly Stalkball fungus (non lichenised) Y N Y N  
Tulostoma niveum Stalked Puffball fungus (non lichenised) N Y N N Yes  SAP
Umbilicaria spodochroa   lichen N Y N N  
Urocystis colchici Colchicum Smut fungus (non lichenised) Y N Y N  
Urocystis primulicola Bird's-eye Primrose Smut fungus (non lichenised) Y U N N  
Uromyces gentianae Felwort Rust fungus (non lichenised) Y N N N  
Usnea articulata   lichen Y N Y N  
Usnea florida   lichen Y Y Y U  
Verrucaria xyloxena   lichen Y N N N  
Vulpicida pinastri   lichen N Y N N  
Wadeana dendrographa   lichen Y Y Y N  
Wadeana minuta   lichen Y Y N N