Thursday, 24 September 2015

Mycena speirea, Bark Bonnet, Cullaloe, 21/09/2015

Trooping on the prostate-but-alive mossy bark of an oak tree.

Cap: Bell-shaped, thin, striate
Stipe: downy
Gills: decurrent and without dark edge. Slightly paler than cap if anything
Spores: to c.8x4u still on basidium (no spore print), typical Mycenoid shape

in the field


hymenium 2


stipe 2

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Cullaloe blushing bracket

I've found this species before but only in a long senescent state when it is crimson. It was nice to find some nice fresh ones, which are quite small. Would they have grown bigger I wonder? How long does it take to grow a big Daedaleopsis confragosa from scratch? All th field photos I took were blurry because my phone preferred to focus on pretty much anything else.