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








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

hymenium

cheilo-features

cheilo-features

cheilo-features inc. basidia