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Welcome to Fen Fungi the website of Jonathan Revett and "official" home of:
Geastrum britannicum a species of Earthstar not known anywhere else in the world and found by Revett himself.

**Updated October 2018**

 




Geastrum britannicum Fresh and fleshy





Geastrum britannicum Not fresh and fleshy




Geastrum britannicum Fresh and fleshy

October 2018


Orange Peel Fungus Aleuria aurantia
October 2018 Knettishall Heath 



Sessile Earthstar Geastrum fimbriatum 
October 2018 Santon Downham


Ceps Boletus edulis
October 2018 "Thetford Forest"

**Thanks to everyone who supported the walks this Autumn and despite some challenging condtions a large variety of species were found including some new records for a few of the sites.
Please continue to send me photos for identification (there may be a delay in replying due to my work circumstances) and all going well I'll set up another batch of walks for next year**


March 2015

Geastrum brittanicum: A World First

Much excitement then as an Earthstar I found in 2000 and have recorded annually ever since, (always convinced it wasn't just a variant of the Rayed Earthstar), has finally been shown through DNA testing to be a completely new species not known anywhere else in the world! A veritable media frenzy ensued, well it made most of the national papers and global online editions, still waiting for 5 Live's Nicky Campbell to get in touch. Renown as being a skilled interviewer with a humorous side and the ability to cut to the heart of any topic I'm also hoping Nicky will be the same.


jonathan.revett@virgin.net


January 2015





Stinkhorn Phallus impudicus

I planted an unhatched egg from a foray late 2014 into a bed of sawdust in the greenhouse and watered frequently. Nothing happened for 2 weeks then voila! out shot a Stinkhorn one night. Not very scientific but rewarding nevertheless. For those of you who want to try this at home you require:

1 x Greenhouse
1 x Sawdust mixed with soil and woodchip, rich humus
1 x Stinkhorn egg 
Water
Warmth
1 x Clothes Peg or Breaking Bad style ventilator mask


   

      





 






 

 

 

 

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