Friday, September 19, 2014

Hardcastle Crags 13th September 2014

Oliver and I spent the day in the Crags and found some brilliant fungi.

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria).

Lycogala epidendrum.

Scarletina Bolete (Boletus luridiformis) above and two below.

There was Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare) growing at one end of a dead log and  Hypholoma fasciculare var. pussilum growing at the other.

You can compare the difference in size above. Sulphur Tuft is the larger of the two.

Stump Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme) above and below.

 Ghost Shield (Pluteus pellitus) was our find of the day because it isn't found very often so we were thrilled to see it. We found it growing from a dead Betula trunk. It is appropriately named Ghost Shield as it is totally white.

It has horned cystidia.

Spores broadly ellipsoid.  5-7 x 4-5 microns.

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