Marasmius hudsonii Holly Parachute

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Marasmius hudsonii Holly Parachute

Post by marksteer » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:20 pm

Glamorgan Fungus Group recently challenged members to find this diminutive but easily identified species occurring on rotting Holly leaves. FRDBI has 261 records - only 3 in Wales and none in Glamorgan VC41. At the end of 2016 and early 2017 10 members recorded this 42 times with more records coming in. Perhaps this is not so uncommon as records suggest but just overlooked.
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Re: Marasmius hudsonii Holly Parachute

Post by mollisia » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:29 pm

Hello,

the word "perhaps" sounds quite funny in this context - I would have chosen "obviousely" when this hitherto unrecorded species is found more than 40 times when someone looks for it :lol:

Gratulations to the great success!

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Re: Marasmius hudsonii Holly Parachute

Post by marksteer » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:10 pm

The Kew LAFF project has spurred the Group to target species that are possibly under recorded in Glamorgan - this was 1st challenge. Current one is Terana caerulea (T.coerulea) which is allegedly uncommon in UK. Interesting results which indicates very frequent in Glamorgan - as 1 member has commented "common as muck"! I'll put post up when we have full details.
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Re: Marasmius hudsonii Holly Parachute

Post by mollisia » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Hello,

Terana caerulea is a decidetly atlantic and somewhat thermophilic species - where is the best region for this species in Britain if not Glamorgan ;)

I have seen it as a common species at the atlantic cost of France north of Bordeaux up to La-Roche-sur-Yon, and I suppose it is common everywhere at the french atlantic cost.

On the other hand we have never had a finding in Thuringia (except a dubiose dataset), which is one of the warmest areas in Germany, but in the east and quite continental.

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Re: Marasmius hudsonii Holly Parachute

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:45 pm

Hi all,

I don't know whether Terana caerulea can be considered common anywhere in Britain - but I do know that it isn't at all common in Lancashire.

I've been trying to find it (as has a close friend), for several years without success. :oops:

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Re: Marasmius hudsonii Holly Parachute

Post by marksteer » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:54 pm

Hi Mike,
T.caerulea is certainly frequent in Glamorgan VC41 as our current survey will show:). I will post summary of results when available.
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