An online educational resource dedicated to the photography of fungi;
mushrooms, toadstools, brackets, cups, plant diseases etc., found
in South-West England, especially Devon and Cornwall, by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Corollospora maritima Werderm, 1922 (Marine fungi images)
Marine sac fungi
Corollospora maritima
- ascomata shipworm valve 1

Marine sac fungi
Corollospora maritima
- ascomata shipworm valve 2

Marine sac fungi
Corollospora maritima
- ascospores / x400 -1

Images of species taken at home under the microscope. The species was found on 2-3mm shipworm valves of Psiloteredo megotara as well as the wood the shipworms were boring into. Shipworms are a wood boring bivalve and can often be found within timber and driftwood that has been cast up on the shore.

The shipworms and fungus was found on a 30mm diameter piece of plywood washed up at Sennen Cove, Penwith, Cornwall. 02.11.12.

The asexual fungi Trichocladium achrasporum and Trichocladium lignicola were also found on the surface of the wood.

Here I have to thank Professor Gareth Jones for his assistance in identifying all the species of marine fungi found on the plywood sample.

APHOTOFUNGI supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project works closely with the following bodies and organisations.

CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders

The CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders is an independent umbrella organisation supporting independent recorders and recording groups in the county of Cornwall.

Cornish Biodiversity Network

The Cornish Biodiversity Network or CBN is the largest open source wildlife database in Cornwall that sends open source data to the NBN (National Biodiversity Network). It is a new recording system based on the ERICA database, the largest recording resource in Cornwall. The CBN best supports the activities and needs of the independent recording community and recording groups in Cornwall.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education.
"Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

Corollospora maritima Marine fungi images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. The difference between species is rarely obvious, many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.