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 priority species 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) & occurrence (England, Scotland, Wales, N.Ireland)

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

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

 

U = unknown