Monday, January 27, 2014

Cromwell Bottom 24-01-14

It has been a while since my last visit to Cromwell Bottom so I thought I'd take Basil and see what winter species of fungi I could find and rather unsurprisingly I found H. glandulosae once again.

Crystal Crain (Exidia nucleata).

Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma and spores below.

30-35 x 7-9 microns. 3 septate, dark brown central cells, smooth curved with rounded ends.

Heteromycophaga glandulosae on Exidia glandulosa - above and three below.

Crimped Gill (Plicatura crispa).

Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum). 

Leafy Brain (Tremella foliacea).

Melasmia salicina on Salix caprea leaves. At maturity the apothecia will split the black wrinkled stromata and become what is known as Willow Tarspot (Rhytisma salicinum).

Sycamore Tarspot (Rhytisma acerinum) on Acer pseudoplatanus leaf. 

Yellow Brain (Tremella mesenterica) - above and below.

The Salix caprea buds are beginning to burst open with the mild winter weather we are having here.

Oak Mazegill (Daedalea quercina).

The green mycelium of  Chlorociboria aeruginascens plus some neon yellow dots that I have just noticed, possibly a Myxomycete.

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