Friday, March 28, 2014

Hardcastle Crags 26-03-2014

I started the walk with Basil from Midgehole car park and just wandered around off the beaten track for a couple of hours. 

Pinecone Cap (Strobilurus tenacellus) - above and below.

Spores hyaline, ellipsoid and smooth. 5-6.5 x 2.5-3.5 microns.

Cheilocystidia pointed and encrusted above the hymenium. 

Snowy Disco (Lachnum virgineum). 

Oak Mazegill (Daedalea quercina) - above and below.

Spores ellipsoid/allantoid, hyaline and smooth. 5-7 x 2.5-3.5 microns.

Fringed Polypore (Polyporus ciliatus). Cap above and pores with a visitor below.

The pores are very fine and small. 

Spores allantoid, smooth. 5-6 x 1.5-2 microns. 

Lumpy Bracket (Trametes gibbosa) - above and two below.

The top of the bracket.

You can see the threads of mycelium on the left hand side of the log. This part was submerged underneath some woody debris and leaf litter.

Calocera pallidospathulata.

Pine Needle Split (Lophodermium pinastri) - above and below.

Spores hyaline, covered by gelatinous sheaths which you can see faintly around the spores. One end pointed, the other end rounded. 70-88 x 1.5 -2 microns. I have no idea at all what the pip shaped spores are but I found hundreds of them. They were hyaline and smooth 3.3-4.5 x 2-2.5 - any suggestions would be welcome.

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