Some summer finds

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Some summer finds

Postby Roy Miller » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:49 am

Some interesting fungi found this summer

(i) Ganoderma resinaceum at one of 2 new sites where I have found this bracket this year.
Ganoderma resinaceum.jpg
Found at the base of a mature living oak (July 2016)


(ii) Young Volvariella bombycina emerging from their volvae
Volvariella bombycina.jpg
On a nature reserve, in a large hollow/crevice of a living oak tree (July 2016)


(iii) Mitrula paludosa
Mitrula paludosa 160501j.jpg
With sphagnum moss in clear flowing spring water (May 2016)
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Re: Some summer finds

Postby Roy Betts » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:20 am

I'd not seen G. resinaceum till last August when it was spotted on an Oak in parkland on one of our forays.
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Re: Some summer finds

Postby Roy Miller » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:27 pm

Well, I don't deny that I would prefer that this forum was more active. Facebook seems in vogue, yet I cannot understand why it is - searching it is a farce, so I don't use it any more (though some of my mates do).

Any post is better than none, is it not?
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Re: Some summer finds

Postby Ian Knox » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:20 am

Very true Roy.
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Re: Some summer finds

Postby Roy Miller » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:26 pm

Another nice find whilst out for a walk - Rubroboletes legaliae (syn: Boletus legaliae)

A first recording for both Sussex counties (West and East) in either the CATE or FRDBI databases, though I am sure I have found it before.

Cap cuticle discolours dark clarety purple on damage being inflicted (pinched), reticulum on most of stipe, discolours blue on handling. Pores orange-red discolouring dark-blue on bruising. Tubes olivaceous green/yellow (discolours). Cap flesh very pale lemon, discolours blue on cutting.

Rubroboletus legaliae 160822c (2).jpg
Found in parkland on grassy soil under mature oak. Note the rosaceous/vinaceous overtones of the pileus


Rubroboletus legaliae 160822h.jpg
Cap flesh and stipe discolouring blue when cut. Note no coloured line between tube top and cap flesh


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Re: Some summer finds

Postby Leif Goodwin » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:29 pm

Nice finds, especially that last one.
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Re: Some summer finds

Postby Roy Miller » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:28 pm

As it happens, I have found a second site for Rubroboletus legaliae in a country lane about 5 miles from the other site. There were about 8 specimens in various stages of development scattered on the roadside verge around the location of an oak tree. The younger ones have a much lighter cap and redder pores than the more mature ones. It also appears that slugs are very fond of them.

Rubroboletus legaliae - DSC_1584(fct).jpg
Mature Rubroboletus legaliae


Rubroboletus legaliae - DSC_1605(fct).jpg
Younger Rubroboletus legaliae


Rubroboletus legaliae - DSC_1603(fct).jpg
Despite the slug damage, one can clearly see the reticulation on the upper-stipe fading towards the stipe-base


Flesh in cap and stipe discolours blue when cut, as do the tubes (stipe discolours blue when bruised).
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