Tuesday, 12 September 2017



Further pics of Great Glasshouse finds plus Leucocoprinus birnbaumii , the Plantpot Dapperling which looks a bit like Sulphur Tuft but the cap was extremely delicate. Hope the other two have useful additional I.D. features.

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  1. Thanks Peter. Middle one, unusual yellow colour is, as you say Leucocoprinus birnbaumii a greenhouse alien ---- so not in our woods. The one below (and last post)can see nature of stipe so possibly Lepiota aspera = freckled dapperling. The one above (and last post) is still a mystery. Possibly another alien if in glasshouse. Not like Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus, that I have seen. I don't think Pleurocybella porrigens or a Hohenbuehelia. The caps seem to arise from a single stipe ? Need someone to do microscopy. all good stuff. Any others with ideas?

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  2. Thanks Philip - I have left these specimens with Bruce so if anyone can look at the spores .......

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  3. Any time anyone wants to see the spores under a microscope just get some on a slide and I will pick them up. Or even post them to me and I'll get the pictures back.

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    1. Thanks Colin , there is still a remnant of the fungus in the Glasshouse -I will be there tomorrow.

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  4. Interesting stuff - would love to know what the oyster like fungus is, it's beautiful. The plantpot dapperling also fruited in the Plas Pilipala butterfly house last week - the temp and humidity very different in the two locations.

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  5. Could it be Pleurotellus (or Plerotus ) porrigens -Angel Wing ? assumed to be edible but now known to contain toxins.

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  6. Well done Peter -- it seems this is now called Pleurocybella porrigens and look at First Nature site as Pat O'Reilly has a page with info. I think this fits.
    This was in the Great Glasshouse but what tree species were about? It seems it is associated with conifer species.

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    1. I guess the chippings could be anything. BTW there were numerous waxcaps in the Botanic on Sunday.

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