Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Corticioid Capers V - Cullaloe Hills, Fife

A cold day with frost and ice after a few days of clear skies.
Attendees: SB, CD, VK, SK, AS

Amphinema byssoides was much in evidence, as is usual for a pine plantation, and another pine/confier specialist was the Phlebiopsis, a tough species with nice ranks of think-walled cystidia. Also abundant, though mostly on deciduous woods, was Cylindrobasidium laeve.

The most interesting species was probably the Hypochnicium, which may or may not have been Gloeohypochnicium, with guttules in the cystidia. It would have been nice if the spores were larger but they just about squeeze in at the lower limit of size specified (8-10u). Later experience may allow us to revisit this one. Bernicchia and Ellis & Ellis are both quite adamant, though, that H.punctulatum has uniform cystidial content.

Hypochnicium sp.

Hypochnicium sp. (with guttules evident?)

Corticioid fungi
Amphinema byssoides
Botryobasidium subcoronatum
Chondrostereum purpureum
Crepidotus mollis
Cylindrobasidium laeveHyphodontia subalutacea
Gloeohypchnicium analagum/Hypochnicium punctulatum
Leptosporomyces fuscostratus
Peniophorella praetermissa
Phlebia radiata
Phlebia rufa
Phlebiopsis gigantea
Schizopora paradoxa
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum sanguinolentum
Subulicystidium longisporum
Tomentella sublilacina

Annulohypoxylon multiforme
Ascocoryne sarcoides
Bisporella sulfurina
Bjerkandera adusta
Cristulariella depraedans
Dacrymyces stillatusDatronia mollis
Eutypa maura
Flammulina velutipes
Hypholoma fasciculare
Melanotus horizontalis
Milesina kriegeriana
Mycena spp,  e.g. tentatively M spiraea and M oortiana
Phragmidium rubi-idaei
Rhodocollybia butyracea
Schizophyllum commune


Cylindrobasidium laeve - the tear dropper

Cylindrobasidium laeve - the "tears"

Plebopsis gigantea

Plebopsis gigantea

Plebopsis gigantea - cystidia

Tomentella sublilacina

Tomentella sublilacina

Amphinema byssoides

Schizophyllum comune

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Pseudovalsa lanciformis at Calais Muir Wood, 14/01/2016

A nice one, but mostly nice under the lens, with conidia that look a bit like juggling clubs ...

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Ciliolarina laricina, Calais Muir Wood, 21/12/2016

A nice little fuzzy disco on Japanese Larch, listed in Ellis and Ellis under Pine but cross-referenced in the Larch section. Calais Muir wood offers trees I don't encounter much elsewhere so it's always an opportunity to see something different

Monday, 28 November 2016

Pleospora herbarum, Dalgety Bay, Downing Point, 25/11/2016

A nice pyrenomycete from Dalgety Bay. According to Ellis & Ellis one of the most common pyrenomycetes on herbaceosu stems. Here on Sea Pink

Perithecia in stem

An immature ascus

Spore with gel surround

Mature spores in asci

Cylindrobasidium laeve, Dalgety Bay (Bathing House Wood),

A nice velvety tan species with feathery pale edges and tear shaped spores. It actually has an English name, which isn't very common for resupinates (I suppose all of them have been given a name?) - The Tear Dropper