Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cromwell Bottom 29th September 2014

Michael and I had a walk around the reserve and found some lovely specimens pictured below.

Birch Knight (Tricholoma fulvum) above and two below.

Round Leaved Wintergreen (Pyrola rotundiflora).  I think this is a beautiful little plant and this is the only location that I have seen it in Calderdale.

It has a very long s-shaped style and wide open flowers.

Glossy, round leaves.

Coconut Milkcap (Lactarius glyciosmus) above and two below.

Ugly Milkcap (Lactarius turpis) above and below.

Woolly Milkcap (Lactarius torminosus). My photo above and Michael's below.

Clustered Toughshank (Gymnopus confluens) above and below. There is lots of this about at the moment growing in rings.

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense var. leucochraceum) identified by Lavateraguy and Graeme Kay. It is quite a rare thing to find by all accounts and I must admit I never seen it before in Calderdale. It is the same in all respects as Trifolium pratense except the flower is white with a hint of lilac. Michael's photo above and mine below.

Helvella atra above and below.

It has a heart shaped fertile head with two projecting lobes.

It has 8 spores per ascus and long slender paraphyses with rounded ends.

No bluing in the tips when mounted in Lugol.

Spores 16.5-17.6 x 11-12 microns.

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