Possible Leratiomyces ceres?

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Possible Leratiomyces ceres?

Post by annie » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:25 pm

Hello all,

I would really appreciate some help in identifying some lovely fungi I recently came across. I'm wondering if they may be Leratiomyces ceres or am I on the wrong track?

There were loads of these just under the leaf litter on a path (next to grassland under mixed trees: scots pine, oak and yew). I think the path may be wood chips underneath the leaves. The mature specimens were approx 4cm in diameter and seemed to have very pronounced red stripes on the stem. They had no obvious smell and their shape was really varied. I tried to take a spore print without much luck (I don't think my specimen was mature enough.) I'm based near Box hill in the south of England.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Thanks!
Annie
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Re: Possible Leratiomyces ceres?

Post by Chris Johnson » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:41 am

Hi Annie

That looks spot-on to me.

Regards, Chris

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Re: Possible Leratiomyces ceres?

Post by annie » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:43 am

Thanks Chris!

It always drives me mad when I can't identify something quite distinctive.

I see you're in the Outer Hebrides. I visit Harris each summer and not spotted much but I will be more on the alert after seeing the gorgeous examples on your site.

Thanks again,
Annie

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Re: Possible Leratiomyces ceres?

Post by Chris Johnson » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:10 am

Hi Annie

Summer is not the best time for fungi, especially on Harris which is rugged and almost devoid of trees.

However, we are the biological recorders for the archipeligo so any authenticated records you have (except birds) are welcome.
OHBR https://www.ohbr.org.uk/

Cheers, Chris

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