Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Scout Bottom Wood 29.01.14

More Heteromycophaga glandulosae on Exidia glandulosa.  I wonder if there is there anywhere within Calderdale where these galls cannot be found?

Anterior view.

Posterior view of the same branch.

You can just see the galls appearing.

Snowdrops in bloom.

I thought that is was my lucky day and that I had found a toothed species of fungi that could be new to me until I realised it was just a Piptoporus betulinus. It was a very convincing look-alike though.


  1. And I've yet to find it! Not that I've done much foraying recently. Must make time to look for it before it disappears

    That is a strange form or stage of Piptoporus.

  2. Hi Steve,
    It's not hard to find the H. glandulosae - get your fungi head on :-D
    Regarding the B. Betulinus, it is due to weathering and it can happen in a variety of porous species such as Trametes, though the textbooks don't tell you that!