Antrodia serialis on Pinus sylvestris stump. It has been noted as being uncommon but widespread and I do know where there is another spectacular example in the Crags.
Netted Crust (Byssomerulius corium).
Peniophora limitata – above and an aged one below.
White Brain (Exidia thuretiana).
Purplepore Bracket (Trichaptum abietinum) on Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris).
Conifercone Cap (Baeospora myosura) on a buried pine cone. Above and gills below.
Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) on Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa). Steve’s photo above and mine showing the point of attachment below.
Blushing Bracket (Daedaleopsis confragosa) on oak (Quercus. sp). Steve’s photos above and below.
Exidia plana – Steve’s photo.
White Brain (Exidia thuretiana).
Steve’s photo of Rosy Crust (Peniophora incarnata) interestingly on Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) above and my photo on its favourite host- Gorse (Ulex europaeus) below.
Peniophora quercina on the top half of the branch and Waxy Crust (Vuilleminia comedens) below. I have noticed that these two species frequently grow together on oak.
Scarlet Elfcup (Sarcoscypha austriaca). The only solitary specimen that we found in Crawstone Hall Wood.
Asci contained lots of spores and there were too many to count. Tips did not react to Lugol.
Spores slender, allantoid. 5-6 x 1 microns.
Cinnamon Porecrust (Fuscoporia ferrea) above and below.
Just counted hundreds of last year’s now dead plants of Fern Grass Catapodium rigidum at the Copley Valley Development site. It’s an annual. Not in Murgatroyd(1994) and considered very rare by Wilmore in the WY Plant Atlas.
It grows in disturbed, calcareous soil and is a very distinctive little grass. I’m happy to show it anyone down there.
There are good pics of it on the New England Wildflower Society website.
Hoof Fungus/Tinder Bracket (Fomes fomentarius) on Downy Birch (Betula pubescens) .
Peniophora quercina on Quercus. sp.
Cramp Balls/King Alfred’s Cakes (Daldinia concentrica) on Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) .
Witches’ Butter (Exidia glandulosa) on Quercus. sp. I couldn’t find any Heteromycophaga glandulosae on this occasion.
Velvet Shank (Flammulina velutipes) on Quercus. sp.
Peniophora limitata on Ash (Fraxinus excelsior).
Heteromycopha glandulosae on Witches’ Butter (Exidia glandulosa) attached to oak (Quercus. sp). These must have been right at the top of the tree and I found them only because the branch had snapped and was hanging down towards the ground. It looked to have happened quite recently.
Heteromycophaga glandulosae parasitising and forming galls on Witches’ Butter (Exidia glandulosa) – above and below.
Orange Mosscap (Rickenella fibula) in the wood above and below in my plant pot at home on the same day.
Velvet Shank (Flammulina velutipes) – above and below.
Crystal Brain (Exidia nucleata).
I don’t know if this Witches’ Butter (Exidia glandulosa) had been parasitised by the Heteromycophga glandulosae or not as it was not a good specimen to look at.
Steve’s photo of the pores.
Scarlet Elfcup (Sarcoscypha austriaca) – above and below. Steve’s photo’s.
This little one had really flattened out and was no longer a ‘cup’.
Glistening Inkcap (Coprinellus micaceus)- above and Steve’s photo below.
Heteromycophaga glandulosae on Witches Butter (Exidia glandulosa) in situ on a Quercus branch above and three below. It appears to be everywhere round here.
Velvet Shank (Flammulina velutipes) – Steve’s photo.
A Robin came to join us. Steve’s photo.
Fragrant Funnel (Clitocybe fragrans).
Artist’s Bracket (Ganoderma applanatum) – Steve’s photo.
Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus).
This specimen was identified for us by Peachysteve at Cromwell Wood Sunday 16th February.