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

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Mystery species

A common species which I get the same results for every time - oodles of spores and a blobby globose frogspawn type of affair with little sign of cystidia or sterigmata anywhere. I think it prefers conifers if I remember rightly

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Cullaloe corticioid carnage, 19/11/2016, part four

Resinicium bicolor

Dry gill microscopy - Conocybe sp. (?)

A brief experiment with dry microscopy of agaric lamellae, pic 2 onwards at x400

"Excavated" slide made by gluing slips to either end




cheilo-features inc. basidia

Monday, 21 November 2016

Cullaloe corticioid carnage 19/11/16, part four

Eichleriella deglubens

Vuilleminia comedens


Cullaloe corticioid carnage 19/11/16, part three

Field photos

Eichleriella deglubens

Stereum sanguinolentum

Lyomyces sambuci

Fuscoporia fellea -... maybe ...

Cullaloe corticioid carnage 19/11/2016, part two - tomentella

A fine looking species found on a couple of samples taken from the field, this one was recorded as T.sublilacina

Website with keys to Tomentelloid species:
Tomentella and related genera

and a key to the genus Tomentella:
The genus Tomentella key

Cullaloe corticioid carnage 19/11/2016, part one

Tubulicrinis subulatus

Prominent rooted cystidia

Allantoid spores

Hyphodontia alutaria

Long cystidia prominent (recalling Tubulicrinis)

Lacrymoid/pip shaped spores

Clamped cystidia

Clamped septate cystidia

Abundant lagenocystidia

Sistotrema brinkmannii
6-spored, no cystidia, spores hyaline thin-walled J-

Slightly arachnoid snowy texture

Short stubby sausage spores

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Moss ear - Chromocyphella muscicola

This fantastic little thing was found on a Salix trunk amongst mosses and liverworts. I did assume it was growing on the liverwort Metzgeria furcata but this isn't listed as a substrate for this species and I think it may actually be on an underlying Hypnum.

Looking like a bathing cap attached by its rim, it has a floccose exterior and a flat hymenium on the interior, which is speckled brown with the spores (listed in family Inocybaceae in Mycobank).

A bit of removed bark

Floccose exterior, speckled interior

Spore "spots" on the hymnenium