Thursday, 16 January 2014

New species add - Exidia recisa, Willow Brain, to Fungi

This species doesn't seem to be in Phillips books, either old or new editions, but curiously IS in the Collins field guide. Spores are curved-cylindrical 3x14 microns, more or less and print is white.
Recisa means "cut off", and the "bottom" of these bell-shaped fruits have the appearance of having had a straight edge taken across them, with a shiny flat face of a different texture than the wrinkly-skin appearance of the "bell".

Roger's Mushrooms page

First nature species page

Exidia recisa, Willow Brain


(Also added Hypnum cupressiforme and silver birch to year list)

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