Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Lycogala epidendrum and Melanoleuca cognata var cognata

 A couple of species from Pembrey forest today (April 24th)

Lycogala epidendrum ---- Woolf's Milk.  This group of brilliant Myxos looked so attractive on a moss covered stump.

They don't remain this colourful as they go a dull grey-brown as they mature and break down releasing grey spores.


One of the 'Cavaliers' --- I think this must be Melanoleuca cognata var cognata = Spring Cavalier.  It needs microscopy to confirm (cystidia at gill edge need).  However at this time of year it is the most likely Melanoleuca.

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