Monday, 5 November 2018

Almondell CP, West Lothian, 4/11/18

A joint mega-foray of East meets West but partially subeverted into a corticioid rampage (with a minor in fungus related entomology)

Phanerochaete velutinum

being grazed, as were many examples (Cassida sp. larva?)



Exidiopsis calcea

cf. Hugill p.127



Kneiffiella subalutacea


White, granular, visible cystidia


Hymenium - cystidia and spores in situ on basidia

Subulocystidium longisporum

White, webby, visible FINE cystidia


Trechispora farinacea



Vuilleminia comedens



Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Giant Funnel, Dalgety Bay, Sep 4th

Leucopaxillus giganteus, an amazing mushroom which has fruits to more than 30cm in diameter. About 100 fruit bodies in several rings in Ross Plantation, Dalgety Bay

Ring

One mushroom to top left!

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Dalgety Bay Weeping Mary

Glamourshot style


Carrifran - Mycena acicula and Hemimycena tortuosa

The orange mycenoid is M.acicula, the white H.tortuosa (dewdrop bonnet)


A few "dewdrops"

The tortuose caulicystidia that hold the droplets

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Carrifran Inocybe fuscidula

A few of an Inocybe sp. were picked up at Carrifran Wild Wood

This is the photoset and working that brought me to I.fuscidula (ID confirmed)

Photos:

Habitus

Gill detail

Pleuro cy. & basidia (4-spored)

Apical portion of stipe
Pleuro cy., 60x17 fusiform, crystals

Cystidia - width



Spores 10x6u, brown, amygdaloid

Cystidia abundant

Keying in FN

Genus key
1. Pleurocystidia abundant
3. Spores not nodulose
7. Lower stem not pruinose, not bulbous
8. Smell not noteworthy
9. stem apex pruinose ->) Key I - sect. Tardae

Key I - sect. Tardae
1. Cap - ylw-brown
7. Stem not violaceous
8.9. ... nor pink nor green ...
12. Not arctic/alpine
14. Not shiny/smooth pileus
15. Wrong habitat
16. Cap colour
18.19.20 I.fuscidula