The find of the day for me was the C. aeruginascens as I have encountered the green mycelium before but never the fruiting bodies. They were very small 3mm maximum and I think they must be going to get slightly bigger as literature states they reach 5mm.

Green Elfcup (Chlorociboria aeruginascens) – above and spores below. Found on Betula pendula.

Spores 2 guttulate, 7-10 x 1.5-2 microns. I shall go back and retrieve some more samples and take some infinitely better photographs down the microscope!

Common Eyelash (Scutellinia scutellata) – above and microscopy shots below.

Rooting, multiply septate hairs, pointed at the tips, thick walled, dark brown. Paraphyses, septate with orange coloured swollen tips.

 Asci 8 spored, verruculose, hyaline, 18-21 x 11-13 microns.

Velvet Shank (Flammulina velutipes).

Rosellinia aquila – above and spores below.

Mature  spore. Smooth with germination cleft, 20-25 x 7-8 microns.

Immature spore – guttulate.

Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma.


Stump Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on the top of the log and Common Inkcap (Coprinopsis atramentaria) nestled below.