jeremyr's picture

An alarming find

Observed: 22nd March 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensjeremyr’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensjeremyr’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
white stuff1
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0100,0,556,0722,559,3612,576,2,1,1,1,2229,0997,1164,516,756,:,018,05,01,25,13,294,6,536,439,145,CAWB,00,090,198,241,19,32,CAE,117,0004948,0639,1,000,135,109,112,STR,0,0,000,000,240,000,0000,000,000,PAWB,21,113,202,233,19,32,PAE,072,0010000,1074,0,294,000,114,Rec,110,000,000,000,0,0,0438,0145,0173,0162,0247,0
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Description:

this 'stuff' appeared overnight, looking more like something that had oozed out rather than grown - very soft, inside creamish colour , texture like egg-custard when prodded. Growing on a young, dead, still-standing tree I'm fairly sure is Alder in a small woodland area.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Reticularia lycoperdon interacts

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

Close

Is it close by were you live as if so try and go back in a couple of days and it should be breaking down and showing a red brown spore mass.I would have chosen Reticularia lycoperdon as the scientific name.

Fenwickfield

jeremyr's picture

yes I'll check it daily and

yes I'll check it daily and take pictures.
Can you say why the choice of latin name? Is it the most widespread usage?

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Fenwickfield's picture

rivised

I think it was updated to R lycoperdon as my book gives Enteridium lycoperdon but when I put it on iSpot one of the expert's corrected me to the updated name.

Fenwickfield

jeremyr's picture

I've added a 4th picture

I've added a 4th picture taken this morning showing the expected reddish-brown spore-paste, and the lumps are firmer now and less bright

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Fenwickfield's picture

Correct

This is what I was hoping to see I have seen it in small amount's but this is a bumper crop,nice find.

Fenwickfield

leenestofvipers's picture

name

The current name is Reticularia lycoperdon according to my up to date checklist.