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Myriosclerotinia curreyana

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:06 pm
by Flaxton
I posted this elsewhere but thought it would be worth adding it here as well.
Small group of Peziza lookalikes growing in a bog(8mm across) At first I thought they were growing on a rotting and ridged grass stem of some sort but it turned out to be a sclerotia that they were attached to. The inside of the sclerotia was a nice pretty pink helping to confirm the id.
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Re: Myriosclerotinia curreyana

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:17 pm
by JohnWB
Very interesting image - just found out what a sclerotium is too!
The more I see of fungi the more intersting they seem to be.

Thanks for posting, nice crisp and interesting images.

John B. :)

Re: Myriosclerotinia curreyana

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:39 pm
by Flaxton
Thanks John.

Re: Myriosclerotinia curreyana

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:02 pm
by Lancashire Lad
Nice find, Mal. - Nice photos too!

Not one I was aware of, but with 369 records on FRDBI looks to be a reasonable chance of finding some at some point.

Certainly plenty of Juncus effusus hereabouts, which seems to be the main host plant named on the records.

Regards,
Mike.

Re: Myriosclerotinia curreyana

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:27 pm
by Flaxton
As you say Mike quite a few records, not many in Yorkshire though. Once you know it the features which are very distinctive it's worth looking out for. I have been to that particular site quite a lot and never seen it before so not a regular fruiter there.
Mal