Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

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Blackening Waxcap - Hygrocybe conica still? Still gorgeous though.
My second waxcap - H reidii two weeks ago - its all starting on the meadows........
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diggleken wrote:Blackening Waxcap - Hygrocybe conica still? Still gorgeous though.
My second waxcap - H reidii two weeks ago - its all starting on the meadows........
We found a few Waxcap species at Mynydd y Gaer today - around 20 species recorded at this location in the last 4 years!
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Rhytisma salicinum found today on on Salix caprea - rather uncommon in England: https://data.nbn.org.uk/Taxa/NBNSYS0000019990
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If you find the fallen affected leaves in late winter, with a bit of care they can be encouraged to go through to the ascus forming stage:
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Chris Yeates wrote: If you find the fallen affected leaves in late winter, with a bit of care they can be encouraged to go through to the ascus forming stage:
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Interesting! How do you "care" for these leaves to get the asci?
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Maybe it is just the colour but I always love finding X rubellus
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Very nice Mal. ;)
One that I've not yet seen.

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It is more common the further south you go.
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Cortinarius bolaris - Dappled Webcap.

Caught by a small pocket of sunlight in what is normally quite a shady part of the wood.
The stark afternoon sun seems to have given these freshly appeared fruitbodies an almost "Hi-Viz" colouration.
Cortinarius bolaris - Dappled Webcap.
Cortinarius bolaris - Dappled Webcap.
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Well done Mike

Yet another cracking photo, made worse for me as it's another I have never seen ... :(

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Lovely specimens. John, I see them from time to time in oak-beech woodland, not uncommon in the New Forest. Apparently it favours acidic and sandy soil, there's a lot of that down here.
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adampembs wrote:
Chris Yeates wrote: If you find the fallen affected leaves in late winter, with a bit of care they can be encouraged to go through to the ascus forming stage:
Rhysal0a.jpg
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Interesting! How do you "care" for these leaves to get the asci?
As I remember I moistened them in boiled > cooled tap water in Mid-April; then kept damp in daylight (important I think) - you need to sync with when the fresh young leaves are coming out on the trees.
I just hit lucky. You could practise a few different techniques with Rhytisma acerinum - no shortage of that . . .
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Microglossum viride - Green Earthtongue.

These appear in large numbers at the same spot every year, and I can't resist taking just one more shot whenever I see them!
(Photographed on site - focus stack of four images, with Lastolite reflector to throw some light under the canopy of Beech trees).

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Microglossum viride - Green Earthtongue.
Microglossum viride - Green Earthtongue.
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