Thursday, 9 March 2017

Pictures of the not so scarlet elf cup.




I added a red one for comparison...

3 comments:

  1. A splenid find for the time of year! This must be Aleuria aurantia = Orangepeel fungus. I have not looked at the 4,000 records on FRDBI but vast majority are Aug - Dec Very few from other months --- Jan, May + June.

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  2. I should have looked at previous 'post' so would not have put my 'foot in it'!!!!
    Thanks Colin ---- the spores are those of Scarlet Elfcup. Value of microscopy! I wonder if everyone checks microscopy when collecting what seems an 'obvious' species? I don't, sorry.
    Thanks Colin for introducing us to the marvels of your microscope.

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  3. With some red ones on the same stick, any idea why there were two such vividly orange ones? I've seen hundreds but none this colour before...

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