Thursday, March 7, 2013

North Dean Wood 07-03-13

Today in North Dean Woods, it was exhilarating to find some fresh specimens of fungi, at last! 

Pale Oyster (Pleurotus pulmonarius).

Beechmast Candlesnuff (Xylaria carpophila) 

Above and below: Variable Oysterling (Crepidotus variabilis). The caps are not very interesting, however the gills underneath are very pretty. They are only very tiny, approximately 1 cm across.


  1. Nice!
    After the other post about beechmast candlesnuff I found it was just about everywhere I looked for it, usually buried in dead beech leaves.

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  3. Yes Steve, the Beechmast Candlesnuff is everywhere. I had to dig this one up with my knife as it was buried deep under the leaf litter.