Tiny fungus on Norway spruce cone
No identification made yet.
No interactions present.
I wondered if it might be Baeospora myosura, but the resemblance is far from convincing.
I have searched all my book's and that is the only one that grow's on spuce,all I could think is maybe it is a young newly emerged one.I hope we find out as I have never seen this before,I have had pinecone caps but not this.
The group to look out for at this time of year on fallen cones is Strobilurus. They appear in the spring rather than the autumn when B. mmyosura appears. S stephanocystis and S tenacellus both grow on Pine cones but S esculentus grows on Spruce cones. Having said all that your find has too few gills for all of the above :(
Mycena strobicola is also a lover of spruce cones but again this does not look right for that species. I have found Mycena galopus on pine cones but there are no signs of milk from the broken stem in your photos.
There was no milk,I will have another look in a few day and see if there are anymore.
Lat/Lng: 55.058, -2.2186
OS grid ref: NY861737