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Brookwood Cemetery Fungus 22

Observed: 2nd October 2011 By: Natterjacktoad
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Mainly coniferous woodland on sandy soil.


Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I'm sure they are

I'm sure they are earthtongues

Sarah Patton

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I can deal with specimens of these

This looks possibly very interesting. Earthtongues have been a research interest of mine for many years (since before they became suddenly 'important' as components of waxcap grasslands). Now I am involved in a more formal international research collaboration.

I cannot promise a speedy response as there are other pressures at present, but if I am sent dried specimens (air-dried will do as long as they are in paper packets of some sort) I shall be pleased to look at them sooner or later (ideally with my being allowed to keep the material and perhaps pass it on to Kew).

Dr. Alan Silverside,
School of Science,
University of the West of Scotland,
Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE.

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Second fungus

Actually two for the price of one here.

One of the photographs shows the club to be white at the tip. This is the early stage of infection by the host-specific, parasitic fungus, Hypomyces papulasporae. Common on Geoglossaceae, especially in damp weather.

Just thought everyone would be thrilled to know.

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Well, I'm thrilled with the

Well, I'm thrilled with the second one! Many thanks for your information and support Alan, I will go back to Brookwood and collect specimens soon.

Sarah Patton