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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Rare Fungus Found in Great Glasshouse

A rare fungus has been found in the South African section of the Great Glasshouse.
Red dapperling Melanophyllum haematospermum is fairly hard to spot but under its dull brown cap it has a lovely pinky gills.
The record was made by David Mitchel, a renowned mycologist who led the waxcap guided tour here on Wales Fungus Day and who currently holds the record for finding the UK's largest recorded fairy ring.
David made several other striking records on his visit here in January.Here's the full list.

Auricularia auricula-judae
Bjerkandera adusta
Bulgaria inquinans
Calycellina populina
Crepidotus variabilis
Cyathus olla
Daldinia concentrica
Datronia mollis
Diatrypella favacea
Diatrypella quercina
Exidia plana
Exidia thuretiana
Ganoderma australe
Geastrum triplex
Hymenochaete rubiginosa
Hypoxylon fuscum
Inonotus radiatus
Melanophyllum haematospermum
Peniophora incarnata
Pholiotina rugosa
Phragmidium violaceum
Piptoporus betulinus
Psathyrella laevissima
Rosellinia aquila
Sarcoscypha coccinea
Stereum gausapatum
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum rugosum
Trametes versicolor
Tremella mesenterica
Trochila ilicina
Tubaria furfuracea
Xylaria carpophila

If you would like more details about these, including grid references I'll happily send you a copy
Bruce Langridge

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