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Re: A new group for East Sussex

Postby Leif Goodwin » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:19 pm

No 3 is Leccinum pseudoscabrum. The dimpled cap is characteristic.
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Re: A new group for East Sussex

Postby Neil » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:51 am

And to cap the last unidentified one, I think No 4 might just be Paxillus involutus under attack from the Bolete mould Hypomyces chryospermus.
Readers may be confused when they read Bolete mould attacking Paxillus, until they realise Paxillus involutus is really a gilled Bolete.

Technically this mould starts of white and then turns into a yellow powdery mass - both stages are asexual and should be called Sepedonium chrysospermum. It is only when the mummified fungus is completely broken down that the attacking mould turns a rarely seen reddish colour and produces sexual spores, that it can then be called Hypomyces chrysospermus.

I copied this little snippet of information from Andreas Gminder, so my apologies to Andreas if I printed this wrong.


EDIT: Yes, I do have reservations about the smaller fungus showing the gills on the left of the photo and it's lack of an in-rolled rim which at this small stage should be very conspicuous, so it's possible this is a different mould.


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