Friday, 13 March 2015

New fungus species for the reserve ... and for Scotland!

Not quite what you would think of as a mushroom, but a fungus anyway. This Jaapia argillacea was identified last night from a rotten and sodden piece of wood in the woodland at Cullaloe

A tuberculate species which also hosted various other things not given a final ID..

The fruit body

The spores en masse

dextrinoid centres, hyaline tips

Basidia 4-sterigmate

Cystidia with loose spore

This species has very few records on NBN, as can be seen from the map below. The voucher specimen is currently making its way to the fungarium at RGBE.

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