Thursday, September 19, 2019

Meanwhile....back in Luddenden Dean

Snaketongue Truffleclub (Cordyceps ophioglossoides).
A species that parasitises the False Truffle (Elaphomyces granulatus).
The photo above shows the black fruitbody that is visible above ground.
In younger specimens this may be brownish red, or dirty yellow in colour.

The above image shows the yellow mycelial threads, that connect to the False Truffle.
Specimen shown attached to False Truffle
This specimen shows the spore bearing surface clearly
Rooting Shank (Xerula radicata).
Note the wrinkled cap

This fungus has a long rooting stipe, and grows on buried wood.

The above two images I think are the Sepia Webcap (Cortinarius decipens).

The above is, I think, The Frosty Webcap (Cortinarius hemitricus).
It looks similar to the Pelargonium Webcap, but lacks the geranium leaf scent.
Above the cortina can be seen covering the gills

The above two images are also of a Cortinarius.
Peachy Steve and I have been emailing back and forth about this one.
We think it could be The Blood Red Webcap (Cortinarius sanguineus).
You can just make out remnants of the 'cortina' (web-like membrane) on the right hand specimen, in the the first image.

Clustered Toughshank (Collybia confluens)
Note the flattened, downy stipe.

 The above two images are of the Split Fibrecap (Inocybe rimosa)
This fungus has been described as having a meal, or spermatic smell!
The second image clearly shows the radiating fibrils on the cap.

1 comment:

  1. That's interesting about the Snakeshead Truffleclub. I've had a few sightings of the False Truffle; one I found when a small mammal had been digging and nibbled one at the end of its short tunnel, exposing the whitish flesh. I believe they are adapted to be spread by mammals in their droppings. Another occasion I met a very keen mycologist who could find them by raking the leaf-mold and soil with his fingers. His nails got completely clogged up, but he said he needed the sense of touch to find the False Truffles. The Split Fibrecap that has a spermetic smell is remarkable !!!