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Grey Disco

Post by marksteer » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:20 pm

Found in cavity of 2-300 year old Oak. Approx. to 2mm. I wouldn't like to go further than Mollisia sp. without microscope work which is beyond me!
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Re: Grey Disco

Post by adampembs » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:52 pm

Mollisia is known to be tricky and definitely requires microscopy. The key I'm looking at for Mollisia and related species starts with asking if the spores are septate.

Do you have anyone in the Glamorgan group who can help with microscopy?
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Re: Grey Disco

Post by marksteer » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:10 am

Yes Mike Bright! But I don't want to load him with more work as he is very busy. I'll leave this one at Genus.
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Re: Grey Disco

Post by mollisia » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:27 am

Hello,

this is most likely Mollisia ("Haglundia") olivascens or elegantior. It would have been worth checking by microscopy, because both these species are not too often recorded in UK I suppose ...

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Andreas

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