Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Salterhebble 03.03.2014

Michael and I had a pleasant walk to see the red army of Sarcos along the canalside

Yellow Brain (Tremella mesenterica) on Oak (Quercus. sp). 

Yes, there are well over a thousand specimens on quite a small stretch on the canalside . Michael counted seventy one of them in his photo above.  

Asci 8 spored, no colour change in iodine. Spores hyaline, guttulate, notched ends. 30-35 x 12-14 microns.

Hairs hyaline, septate and wavy. 

Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae) on two different Goat Willow trees (Salix caprea).

Exidia plana. 

Scurfy Twiglet (Tubaria furfuracea) on various little bits of wood. 

Rosellinia aquila - above and spores below.

Spores smooth, dark brown with germination cleft, guttulate when young as shown above. 22-25.3 x 6.5-7.7 microns.

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