Chromelosporium carneum

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Steve
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Chromelosporium carneum

Post by Steve » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:49 pm

This was quite abundant on leaf litter (mostly oak) in a Sheffield wood. It is a lovely pink colour, with rough surfaced spherical spores mostly 5 um diameter, and the conidiophore (synnemata) hyphae about 12 um wide. I'm basing my ID on leaf litter hyphomycetes in Ellis & Ellis "Microfungi on Land Plants".
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Re: Chromelosporium carneum

Post by Chris Yeates » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:40 pm

Nice find - I'm sure your ID is correct. The only previous Yorkshire records of which I am aware are from Bretton Park lakes, on two separate dates in November 1994.
Some Chromelosporium spp. appear to be anamorphs of Peziza species. It's nicely dealt with here: http://www.bioimages.org.uk/html/r146078.htm
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Chris
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Re: Chromelosporium carneum

Post by Steve » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:34 am

Thanks again Chris,
Cheers,
Steve

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