Recent Finds from Longshaw

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Recent Finds from Longshaw

Post by Steve » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:26 pm

Hi,
Here are a few recent finds from Longshaw in Derbyshire, the "People's Estate" bought by Sheffielders in 1927.

1 Ascobolus stercorarius
2 Ascobolus stecorarius – microscopy
3 Cheilymenia granulata
4 Cheilymenia granulata – squash
5 Hymenoscyphus peruni

John and I are still seeking out ascos in the damp spots.
Steve

TBC...
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1 Ascobolus stercorarius - .jpg
Ascobolus stercorarius
2 Ascobolus stecorarius - microscopy .jpg
Ascobolus stecorarius – microscopy
3 Cheilymenia granulata.jpg
Cheilymenia granulata
4 Cheilymenia granulata - squash.jpg
Cheilymenia granulata – squash
5 Hymenoscyphus peruni.jpg
Hymenoscyphus peruni

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Recent Finds from Longshaw

Post by Steve » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:30 pm

A few more from Longshaw (= the long wood):

6 Beech Jellydisc - Neobulgaria pura
7 Nectria coccinea on Beech
8 Blushing Bracket - Daedaleopsis confragosa
9 Ophiocordyceps ditmarii
10 Ophiocordyceps ditmarii - Stereo microscopy (LED)

Of course the Cordyceps was the best find :D
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TBC..
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6 Beech Jellydisc - Neobulgaria pura.JPG
Beech Jellydisc - Neobulgaria pura
7 Nectria coccinea on Beech.jpg
Nectria coccinea on Beech
8 Blushing Bracket - Daedaleopsis confragosa.JPG
Blushing Bracket - Daedaleopsis confragosa
9 Ophiocordyceps ditmarii.JPG
Ophiocordyceps ditmarii
10 Ophiocordyceps ditmarii Stereo microscope (LED).jpg
Ophiocordyceps ditmarii - Stereo microscopy (LED)

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Recent Finds from Longshaw

Post by Steve » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:33 pm

And a couple more from the last two trips:

11 Orange Bonnet - Mycena acicula
12 Polyporus ciliatus - Fringed Polypore
13 Spiral Tarcrust - Eutopa spinosa
14 Yellow Field Cap - Bolbitius titubans, using a smart phone attachment

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11 Orange Bonnet - Mycena acicula.jpg
Orange Bonnet - Mycena acicula
12 Polyporus ciliatus - Fringed Polypore.JPG
Polyporus ciliatus - Fringed Polypore
13 Spiral Tarcrust - Eutopa spinosa.jpg
Spiral Tarcrust - Eutopa spinosa
14 Yellow Field Cap - Bolbitius titubans.JPG
Yellow Field Cap - Bolbitius titubans

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Post by adampembs » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:04 pm

Great finds and photos! :D
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Re: Recent Finds from Longshaw

Post by Lancashire Lad » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:26 pm

Steve wrote: . . . . . Of course the Cordyceps was the best find :D . . . . .
Superb shots of the Cordyceps Steve. Not at all easy to get that amount of detail!

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Re: Recent Finds from Longshaw

Post by Chris Yeates » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:00 am

Some nice stuff there Steve!
I would get the Hymenoscyphus peruni checked at Kew though (not yet on the British list); Zotto's response seems somewhat qualified: http://www.ascofrance.com/search_forum/37112
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Re: Recent Finds from Longshaw

Post by Wood Wanderer » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:26 pm

Excellent thread, good to see what wide range exists in one place, good photos too

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Re: Recent Finds from Longshaw

Post by Steve » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:58 am

Lancashire Lad wrote:
Steve wrote: . . . . . Of course the Cordyceps was the best find :D . . . . .
Hi Mike,
We collected this in an all day survey with 6 of us perusing a fairly small bit of woodland - we assumed this was a daft one to collect as it looked like an immature tiny agaric. I took it nevertheless as we want to make our survey as comprehensive as we can - and not intoduce conscious bias by resorting to the selectivity which I've often noted - whereby foray leaders pick difficult-looking fungi, sniff them, and simply toss them away. At best we record to species level eg Galerina calyptrata, then to cf. level ("compare" , eg Galerina cf. cinctula ), then genus level (Galerina sp.) and finally, to type eg "Mushroom/Toadstool). Any of these descriptors provides useful information for the survey, and so we don't deliberately disregard finds. I've been helping with Hay meadow monitoring at Longshaw - nothing is disregarded in each quadrat surveyed. Imagine if botanical surveyors ignored the grasses and sedges because they can be tricky! The good thing about this approach is that you get things like Ophiocordyceps! I waited almost a week before I noticed it was staying just as it was, neither opening out or decaying as an agaric would.
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Re: Recent Finds from Longshaw

Post by Steve » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:13 am

[quote="Wood Wanderer"]Excellent thread, good to see what wide range exists in one place, good photos too

Thanks John,
This could be a long thread! Longshaw is a huge estate, and has some cracking fungal "hot spots", despite the numerous sad people who pick the magic mushrooms (I worked in a Sheffield Hospital forensic lab and identified Liberty Caps in the stomach contents of a dead drug addict - yes, it is true), the greedy and selfish folk who pick EVERY Bolete they find to consume (personal communication from a local expert mycologist and avid mycophagist), and the mindless visitors who kick over any fungus within reach. I charted the damaged fungi on a couple of surveys last year - around 50% broken-up larger fungi along the main paths, We just get off the big tracks and within twenty yards the fungi seem to be fairly safe, especially in boggy, rocky, and prickly places!
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Re: Recent Finds from Longshaw

Post by Steve » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:24 am

[quote="Chris Yeates"]Some nice stuff there Steve!
I would get the Hymenoscyphus peruni checked at Kew though (not yet on the British list); Zotto's response seems somewhat qualified:

Hi Chris,
Yes, I guess you're right :D . That will be Hymenoscyphus cf. peruni in our records.
How exactly do you get things checked at Kew, and with all the appalling cuts to staff there, are they able to cope with checking IDs? When I first started sytematically recording fungi about 10 years ago I was seriously warned off sending stuff to Kew by one of our local BMS members. My impression was that such services were just reserved for a privileged few.
Steve

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