Urban Nature's picture

Are these both Geoglossum umbratile please?

Observed: 14th November 2011 By: Urban NatureUrban Nature’s reputation in Fungi and LichensUrban Nature’s reputation in Fungi and LichensUrban Nature’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Found in a very damp, mossy grassland. Not sure if they are the same species though - any help would be great. Thanks.


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flaxton's picture

I haven't seen a Geoglossum

I haven't seen a Geoglossum in 20 years searching so to possibly find two species well done.

Joe30's picture


We sent some specimens off for microscopic investigation. The one on the left has been identified as G. glutinosum and the one on the right as likely G. fallax. Both of which we believe are first for our county (east yorkshire).

The white stuff is a parasitic fungus specific to Geoglossums and that is a first for our County too!

flaxton's picture

Excellent well done.

Excellent well done.

Fenwickfield's picture

Re submitt

I would put them both back on as separate observations with id and how you got the id as they would help other's if they find one.If you do this then people can agree with you,lovely find's.


NBAfan's picture

There can be it Trichoglossum

There can be it Trichoglossum hirsutum?

Urban Nature's picture

Trichoglossum hirsutum.....

is found on dunes and in neutral or acid grassland in both lowlands and uplands,which these specimes were not. The fruitbodies are black, 2.5-9cm and with stiff bristly hairs on the stem, visible by eye - which these do not have.