Recording all fungi throughout the Calderdale area. Please feel free to post sightings or pictures to alison.galbraith(at)gmail.com If you wish to join this blog then please email Alison.
Purplepore Bracket looks quite distinctive, I'll have to keep an eye for that one - unless it's on Scot's Pine as we don't have too many of them round my way.I just think it's heartening to be out and about in the depths of winter discovering new wildlife.Hope the little fella gets well soon, what a time for him to become ill!
Yes, it was very distinctive, you couldn't miss it. That's why I like the Crags so much, you never know what you may find. Winter is great, never let the weather stop you. Christmas day was mundane for Oliver, he sat morbidly opening his presents, with a temp of 39.4C. As soon as he's better we must find HoW, I'll let you know, asap.
Top one could be Tyromyces albellus. Phillips confuses between his website and new book around T.albellus and T. chioneus.The Trichapteum abietinum is distinctive. THat's a Scots Pine stump if I'm not mistaken. THe "abie" element of the name comes into conifer tree names - Picea abies, the original Norway Spruce Xmas tree, and the genus Abies, the firs, as in Abies nordmannii, the non needle-drop Xmas tree of recent years. The whitish tripe fungus - could it be described as pinkish? If so, it could be Ascotremella faginea, which is on Roger Phillips UK website but not in his new book.
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The Purplepore was on Pine, however the the Tripe was not.
Perhaps we should go to West Yorkshire Fungus group with it?
Taking a sample and drying it, maybe when it is a bit more mature, might also be a good idea.Also see if we can see the spores under a microscope.
It will grow into something we can identify, as it was immature. Wait and see!
Your pics of Exidia thuretiana, the White Brain fungus, are better than any in books or on the web, Alison. The only book I've found it in is Michael Jordan, who states it is infrequent or rare.
Well thanks, but I need a better camera as I am not an expert either in photography, but willing to learn! A good find then! I take many photos now of the fungi I find as many are unusable, due to them being out of focus, blurred etc, but I am happy with these shots.