Christmas Day mini-foray

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Christmas Day mini-foray

Post by Chris Yeates » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:08 pm

A brisk walk to a favourite spot which I have adopted as a "local patch". It's an area of former Victorian parkland in suburban Huddersfield, only about 1.34 hectares, now gone delightfully wild.
But definitely not ancient woodland or anything special; however just by being visited by a mycologist it has turned up quite a few fungi new to Yorkshire. or with only a handful of records.
Just to show there is still plenty of stuff to find out there (especially in the relatively mild and damp conditions) I'll give an account of what turned up as I work through some collections I made.
I have to start with this one:
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Scarlet Elf-cup, Sarcoscypha austriaca - elves? on Christmas Day? Whatever next ;)
Happy Christmas all . . .
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Post by Chris Yeates » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:36 pm

Four members of the Auriculariales, most very common of course:
Auricularia auricula-judae
Exidia glandulosa (on standing very slender dead sapling trunk)
Exidia nucleata (on fallen branch)
Exidia recisa (apparently only 8 previous Yorkshire records; here in a typical habitat, the amber fruitbodies on a dead attached sallow branch)

A specimen of Byssomerulius corium (also common of course, but here in prime condition) gave a good opportunity to improve on my old composite "plate":
Byssomerulius corium 0b.jpg
more anon . . .
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Post by Chris Johnson » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:13 am

Nice work, Chris ... looking forward to more 'episodes'.

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Post by adampembs » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:30 am

Thanks for this! We are due a few dry days so might venture out a bit more. My goodness, we've had some rain.. We have Atlantic rainforests (small pockets) here with the emphasis on Atlantic!
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Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:31 am

OK - another resupinate, extremely common and familiar to most of us, but I'm making sure I have a close at these from time to time anyhow. Plus you don't always come across them with all the identifying characters in good condition.
Xylodon sambuci - the familiar "white-paint fungus" on elder, which has waltzed through so many names:
Xylodon sambuci 01.jpg
Tomorrow a fungus which was new to me and (although said to be common) listed for fewer than 25 UK sites.
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Post by Chris Johnson » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:52 am

adampembs wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:30 am
My goodness, we've had some rain..
... and what you missed was dumped up here. :(

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Post by adampembs » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:58 am

Chris Yeates wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:31 am
OK - another resupinate, extremely common and familiar to most of us, but I'm making sure I have a close at these from time to time anyhow. Plus you don't always come across them with all the identifying characters in good condition.
Xylodon sambuci - the familiar "white-paint fungus" on elder, which has waltzed through so many names:
Xylodon sambuci 01.jpg
Tomorrow a fungus which was new to me and (although said to be common) listed for fewer than 25 UK sites.
Thanks for this. I've never recorded this one (walked on by) so will look out for it. Also just found out from the specific name that Sambuca originated from Elderberry although it doesn't need to contain any only aniseed flavour.
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Post by gary » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:10 pm

Me too, I've never recorded it but went out for a walk with the dog this afternoon in Fishchowter lane,Totnes and noticed it straight away .
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Post by Chris Yeates » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:40 pm

Forming very obvious black patches along a thin dead sallow twig still attached to the tree. Said to be common in Ellis and Ellis I but only the 4th Yorkshire record and a first for VC63. Taeniolella stilbospora, with long chains of multiseptate conidia, which do not separate easily:
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