Monday, 26 January 2015

Gloeocystidiellum porosum

From Cullaloe 24/01/2015.

This same species was picked up a couple of weeks ago but not definitively identified. When I dig up the picture of that one I'll add it to the bottom. The surface cracking of this species and the j+ spores are significant early flags. The abundant gloeocystidia at first look recall Tubulicrinis, with their scattered but significant presence. While Ellis and Ellis only list two species, including this one, CNE runs to 9. Spore size and ornamentation help to nail ID, along with the clamps on the hyphae. Substrate was deciduous, probably Fagus.

Tuberculate and cracked


Iodine reaction visible on dark edges

Spores c. 6x3.5, faintly ornamented

Basidia 4-sterigmate

Gloeocystidia abundant

Close up

Single Cy

Hyphal clamp

In Meltzers

and Cotton Blue

From an earlier encounter, here's the same species in a form that threw me off the scent - on moss!

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