Here are my few finds whilst walking Basil on a sunny spring like afternoon.


Nectria coccinea on Beech (Fagus sylvatica).

Asci 8-spored, no reaction to the tips when mounted in iodine.

Spores 12-14 x 5-6. Pale brown, verruculose, with one septum and slightly constricted – mounted in H2O.

Heteromycophaga glandulosae on Exidia glandulosa attached to a fallen dead branch of Quercus. sp

Tear Dropper (Cylindrobasidium laeve) on a fallen dead Pinus sylvestris log.

Spores 8.2 – 11.5 x 5-6. Drop/tear shaped smooth hyaline with granular contents.

Scarlet Elfcup (Sarcoscypha austriaca). I’m only going to add micrographs if I find the Ruby Elfcup (Sarcoscypha coccinea) in Calderdale as I do not want to keep showing the same evidence over and over again.