Monday, December 16, 2013

Dodge Royd 12-12-13

Steve B, Peachysteve and I had a walk starting from the lower end of the wood nearest Sowerby Bridge and walked a good way up. We found this really productive beech log that had seven species on it that we could see, however there would have been many more that we couldn't and we are going to monitor the log, to see if over time we can identify a few more. 

Lemon Disco (Bisporella citrina).

Dead Man's Fingers (Xylaria polymorpha) - Peachysteves photograph above.

I think this is Brown Cup (Rutstroemia firma), however it was a 'full' cup with a small stalk and it was growing on beech. Peachy Steve's photo above and mine below. 

Asci 8 spored, tips blued with Melzer's reagent. Spores 3-4 septate, with ends rounded and budding off tiny spherical conidia, 15-18 x 4-5 microns.

Wrinkled Crust (Phlebia radiata).

Bleeding Broadleaf Crust (Stereum rugosum).

Common Eyelash (Scutellinia scutellata) above and below. 

Asci 8 spored, paraphyses septate with swollen tips containing dark orange matter.

Spores hyaline, verruculose 15.5-22 x 10-13 microns.

Hairs multiply septate, rooting with pointed tips, 1200 - 2000 microns.

Trumpet Chanterelle (Cantharellus tubaeformis).

Olive Oysterling (Sarcomyxa serotina).

Smoky Bracket (Bjerkandera adusta) with Lace in the background.

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