Friday, October 10, 2014

Crimsworth Dean 8th October 2014

I did a loop of Crimsworth Dean with Basil and here are a few of the fungi that I saw along the way.

Pale Stagshorn (Calocera pallisospathulata).

Crimped Gill (Plicatura crispa) above and two below.

Clustered Bonnet (Mycena inclinata) above and five below.

It is a shame that this photo was out of focus but here they are peeking out of a decorticated Quercus log.

White adnate gills which had a rancid odour.

The stipe is pale at the apex which gradually darkens to a russet brown towards the base.

Cheilocystidia clavate, irregularly shaped with cylindrical, simple to branched  projections.

Spores ellipsoide to pip shaped and smooth. 7.5-10 x 5-6 microns.

Meadow Waxcap (Hygrocybe pratensis) above and two below.

There were lots of these dotted around the field. 

Small Moss Oysterling (Arrhenia retiruga) above and two below. I had no choice but to use my flash in the wood as it was very dark.

Taken later at home - above and below.

Candlesnuff Crazy (Xylaria hypoxylon).

Silverleaf Fungus (Chondrostereum purpureum) above and below.

A healthy Brown Rollrim (Paxillus involutus). 

Beech Jellydisc (Neobulgaria pura).


  1. Great selection Alison. The Small Moss Oysterling is especially intriguing.

  2. Thanks Steve,

    The Small Moss Oysterling is parasitic on different species of moss. It isn't uncommon around here as I have found it in various locations in Calderdale including the moss on my garden wall. As with lots of the smaller fungi, not many people notice them or they do not know about them so they do not look for them.