Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bog Beacon (Mitrula paludosa)

I was very thrilled to see the Mitula paludosa on the 10/04/13, after Michael Sykes had informed me that they should now be starting to appear in the clough, as he has found and recorded them there in the past. Michael and I went again on the 12/04/13, but were unable to find any more specimens, but we shall continue to monitor their progress and update the blog accordingly. I did examine a sample under the microscope, but I could not yet see the spores clearly and was unable to take a spore print, due to their immaturity. 

Above - Michael's photo of the Mitrula paludosa

The tallest was only probably 2.5 cm, when mature they can grow to 5 cm high. 

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