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Pine needle fungi.

Observed: 8th November 2012 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
8 Nov 12 (117)
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8 Nov 12 (118)
Description:

I uprooted these 2 from a mat of moss under sitka spruce plantation. Both had rigid black stalks attached to pine needles within the bed of mosses.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

D.M.H.'s picture

Sorry about duplication.

Sorry about duplication.

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Thanks for ID

Thanks for ID Dorset.Mushroom,

I was intrigued by them both being anchored to spruce needles within the moss. Does the spore need a pine needle to germinate(?) on or any woody surface?

Cathal.

D.M.H.'s picture

Yes they grow from coniferous

Yes they grow from coniferous litter but also found on dead heather.

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