Friday, February 7, 2014

Crow Nest Wood 05.02.14

I thought I would return to the wood again. I didn't want to travel far that day as it the weather was pretty grim at times I'm glad that I did as I found some Sprucecone Caps, a species I've never encountered before.

Sprucecone Cap (Strobilurus esculentus) above and two below. I found three in total below the spruce trees and all they had really long rooting bases.

Taken at home as I wasn't happy with my photographs in the field.

Cheilocystidia with crystals at the apex.

Spores ellipsoid 5-6 x 3-4.

Healthy Witches' Butter (Exidia glandulosa).

Colpoma quercinum.

1 comment:

  1. The Sprucecone Cap is a new one on me. I guess because we have little sprucewood habitat. Its name suggests it's edible; "esculentus" but don't anyone eat it on my suggestion! Make sure by careful rersearch.