Fungi on rosebay

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Fungi on rosebay

Post by Chris Yeates » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:59 pm

This thread has been a bit dormant recently. So here's a prompt for people to remember that herbaceous stems provide a good source of interesting fungi - right the way through the year but particularly in the late autumn to spring period.
Remembering a find from over a decade ago (6th Jan 2007) I thought I would check a large stand of rosebay, Chamerion angustifolium, from where I had recorded Crepidotus luteolus. It was there in great quantity over a considerable area. mostly on rosebay - the associates on the plate label are in that order for the text to fit better! As with most Crepidotus spp. it's always wise to check finds with the microscope: size, shape and ornamentation (or not) of the spores, and the nature of the gill-edge cystidia are generally sufficient.
Crepidotus luteolus.jpg
Crepidotus luteolus
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Steely Dan - "Rose Darling"

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