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Wood Oysterling

Observed: 30th January 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Oysterling
Oysterling (2)
Oysterling (3)
Oysterling (4)
Description:

Found on the underside of a wooden cover on old water trough,tiny no more than 1cm in dia.rusty brown with slight stalk all growing on the underside of the wood slatted cover.I would say they were Crepidotus species,difficult to say which without microscope

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

flaxton's picture

The small but distinct stipe

The small but distinct stipe separates this from Crepidotus.

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Thanks

I have done an edit after having a look on the web and it is the same.I don't think I have seen this in any books so is it infrequent or just overlooked with it being so tiny.

Sheila

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flaxton's picture

I think it is a bit of both.

I think it is a bit of both. It is not particularly common ( I have never found it) but I also think you are right in that it is often just overlooked.
With all the popular books on fungi they have to choose which species to include and this is obviously not one chosen by many authors.

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Just luck

I only spotted it as I had to take the cover off the water trough to wash my garden tools and the underside was covered in these tiny fungus,so had to stop and get the camera,at least there is now one on ISpot.

Sheila

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I came across this fungus on

I came across this fungus on a log in my woodpile last year (it was identified for me on the Wild About Britain fungi forum).
Link to photo's below:

http://www.irishlichens.ie/pages-fungi/f-72.html

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Thank's

I have had a look at the kew website and they class it as rare,but maybe we all need to look a lot closer,I have had a look at the forum you suggested and will put it in favorites.
Sheila

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