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Chilly Copse 012

Observed: 24th April 2012 By: SomersetVC5 Recorder
Botanical Society of Britain and IrelandWild Flower Society
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Chilly Copse 012
Chilly Copse 013
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

synan's picture

Warts

Does Bulgaria inquinans have warts on its upper surface in some cases, as here?

Nigel

flaxton's picture

It does on this one;) I have

It does on this one;) I have agreed with the id for Bulgaria more because of the granular surface on the outside of the cup.
Mal

synan's picture

I was comparing it with pic 2

I was comparing it with pic 2 here, which has a similar underside:

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/258338

I should stick to lichens!

Edit: It does appear cupulate, but I have now read several accounts (eg Roger Phillips) of only E. glandulosa having pimples, so I'm bravely going against the grain here.

Nigel

flaxton's picture

Nigel There is nothing wrong

Nigel
There is nothing wrong with going against the grain. From the description in Phillips it does make it seem more likely but to me it just look "wrong". One of the reasons comming up with id's from pictures is fraught with problems and 30 seconds with a microscope or even a finger over the damp surface to get a spore colour would solve the problem.

martinjohnbishop's picture

Bulgaria spores black Exidia

Bulgaria spores black
Exidia spores white
that would be a neat solution.

flaxton's picture

The white spores often don't

The white spores often don't show but the black gives an instant id.