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Eyelash fungi

Observed: 12th November 2011 By: leenestofvipersleenestofvipers’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensleenestofvipers’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensleenestofvipers’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensleenestofvipers’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
eyelash fungi
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Description:
Identifications

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.

Comments

flaxton's picture

I think that the hairs of

I think that the hairs of this is too short for S scutellata but allocating a name from the other 20 species would be impossible from a photo.

leenestofvipers's picture

Yes I agree

That is why I put that I couldnt be certain.I am intending to examine the spores if I can get some.Any tips?

flaxton's picture

The colour and length of the

The colour and length of the hairs and the shape (most oval but some globose) and the amount of "ornamentation" on the spores all help to come up with an id.

leenestofvipers's picture

And

I have added a closer shot which shows better the 'eyelashes'.

flaxton's picture

They do look longer in that

They do look longer in that photo. Were they growing on wood?

leenestofvipers's picture

wood

Yes on a fallen tree in mixed woodland. Lots of them.

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Tip

How do I get the spores out of these?

flaxton's picture

Take the largest one and put

Take the largest one and put it face down on a glass slide. Cover it with a cup or the like to stop any draughts and leave over night. Lactophenol cotton blue is the best stain for seeing the ornamentation but you should see the shape and get a good idea from a water mount. You may not get too many spores so mark the point where the fruitbody was.

leenestofvipers's picture

Ok

Thanks, I will give it a go :)