Monday, February 10, 2014

Beestones Wood 06.02.14

Peachysteve and myself had a productive little foray and we found some quite interesting species, albeit common ones.  

Colpoma quercinum.

Witches' Butter (Exidia glandulosa) and the parasitic galls of Heteromycophaga glandulosae. This is the most dramatic example I have encountered so far.

Annulohypoxylon multiforme var. multiforme on Birch (Betula pendula) - my photo above and Steve's below.

Leafy Brain (Tremella foliacea) on Oak (Quercus. sp) - Steve's photo.

Diaporthe samaricola on an Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) key - Steve's photo.

Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae) on Common Holly (Ilex aquifolium) - Steve's photo above and mine below.

Lepista sordida var. sordida above and below. They were found growing on all sides of a rotting hay bale.

Spores ellipsoid , verruculose, 6-8 x 4-5 microns.

Smoky Bracket (Bjerkandera adusta) that had been parasitised by a myxomycete species. My photo above and Steve's below.

We found quite an eccentric looking example of Bleeding Oak Crust (Stereum gausapatum) - my photo above and Steve's below.

Mollisia melaleuca. White hymenium with slightly wavy inrolled margins and black exteriors without stalks.

Asci 8 spored, tips blued with Lugol. Spores elliptical, hyaline, smooth, 8-10 x 2-3 microns.

Brown Cup (Rutstroemia firma) - Steve's photo.

 Peniophora quercina.

Waxy Crust (Vuilleminia comedens).

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