Monday, March 10, 2014

Baitings Reservoir 06-03-2014

Peachysteve and myself had a walk with the dogs around the water and found the species of fungi that are pictured below.

Tear Dropper (Cylindrobasidium laeve) above and spores below.

Spores pip/tear shaped, 8.8-12.1 x 5-7 microns. 

Leafy Brain (Tremella foliacea).

Exidia plana - Steve's photo. The white coloured specimens were underneath the bark. It is probably exposure to daylight that turns them black. 

Silverleaf Fungus (Chondrostereum purpureum) - Steve's photos above and below.

Common Tarcrust (Diatrype stigma).

Spores 10-12 x 1.5-2. 2-guttulate, slenderly allantoid, pale brown.

Scarlet Elfcup (Sarcoscypha austriaca). They are definitely spreading everywhere in Calderdale.

Chaetospaerella phaeostroma - above and spore below.

Spores 33-35x 7-8. 3-septate, clear end cells and dark brown central cells.

Split Porecrust (Schizopora paradoxa) above and below. 

Spores broadly ellipsoid to oval, smooth hyaline with drops. 4.5-5.5 x 3.5-4 microns.


  1. Great stuff, Does "allantoid" mean maggot-like :-)

    The silverleaf fungus is devastating to fruit trees in the Prunus genus, hence the warning to prune your plums/cherries/almonds etc in July when the spores are not in the air, looking for open wounds to fall on. Painting the pruning wounds with sealant has been found to do harm in other ways.

  2. Hi Steve,

    Yes, they do look a bit like maggots :-)