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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Upper Lleidi Reservoir

Took a walk around the Upper Lleidi Reservoir - a few stragglers about but not very productive.

 A Gluecrust, Hymenochaete corrugata, searched desperately for a pair of Hazel Gloves which feeds on it. No luck however - one day I'll find some and then I can move up to the Premier League! 
Talking of Hymenochaete, as you do! also found what I think is Oak Curtain Crust, Hymenochaete rubiginosa. Must have seen it before as it is quite common but never really noticed it. 

Hymenochaete corrugata and Hymenochaete rubiginosa

Also plenty of Ochre Brittlegill about and still fruiting. A little brown mushroom growing on an old log looked like a small Deceiver, Laccaria lacata, but gave a brown spore print - which now would suggests the Felty Twiglet, Tubaria conspersa. There weresome lilac fibrecaps, Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina, and a white mushroom, which I can't identify - possibly a woodwax but I don't really know much about those.

Also came across this purple jelly disc. There are two common types:  Ascocoryne sarcoides and A. cylichnium. According to Pat O'Reilly this would be the rather less common A. cylichnium because it has much larger spores (~25 um)  and retains its cup-like form.

Purple Jelly Disc, Ascocoryne cylichnium


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