Bonnet sp. on anthill

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Bonnet sp. on anthill

Post by Lee Dingain » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:15 am

These these tiny bonnets are quite distinctive with an almost twig-like stem. Not sure what they are though?
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Re: Bonnet sp. on anthill

Post by adampembs » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:18 pm

Check Crinipellis scabella - the hairy or scaly cap is quite distinctive. Was it growing on soil or on the twigs?
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Re: Bonnet sp. on anthill

Post by Lee Dingain » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:22 pm

Hi Adam, Many thanks indeed, this is great. They were growing on twigs.

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Re: Bonnet sp. on anthill

Post by Lee Dingain » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:40 pm

Hi Adam, I see that Crinipellis corticalis is very similar. Do you know of any distinguishing features between the two? I think spore shape is one and apparently Crinipellis corticalis is more hairy.

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Re: Bonnet sp. on anthill

Post by adampembs » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:54 pm

I don't have details for that species. There is only one UK record for it, compared to 339 for C.scabella and so is not considered to be a UK species. According to Wikipedia, there are about 65 Crinipellis species worldwide. You could dry a couple of fruit-bodies in case someone would be prepared to check it. I might be wrong and someone will suggest something else entirely.
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Re: Bonnet sp. on anthill

Post by Lee Dingain » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:24 pm

Thats a good idea. I hoping to return to the site this weekend and hopefully some will still be fruiting. Thank you very much for your help.

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