On dead herbaceous plant stems; width of the largest specimen 16 mm
Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!
Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
No interactions present.
Interesting invertebrate in that last photo! Is it some sort of tick?
Yes, photograph 4 shows a collembolan (I think) and the acarid which is seen closer in the last photograph (did not notice these at the time). More likely a mite than a tick.
Great Crepidotus series! I would be very helpful for us further down the learning curve, if you would add a few words explaining what distinguishes each species. I spotted a Crepidatus recently (and will post here shortly) and, even after having measured the spores (which were subsperical, non-amyloid, fine spines, 6.5-8 microns) still feel unsure about the species!
Around where I live Crepidotus seem very common. However, there are surprisingly few observations on iSpot. My observations were only of general appearance with no examination of spores. There is a key published ABFG JOURNAL AND THE FORAYER Crepidotus A provisional working key to species Jack Marriott 2 (3) 06, 16-18
Trying to use the key is described at http://www.fungalpunknature.co.uk/CFG/ID%20work1.html
(need latin dictionary or more desperate measures!)
My simple minded approach to get started (and it is probably naive and wrong):
Growing on solid wood
Cap to 70mm; cap cuticle peelable C. mollis
Cap to 40mm; cap not peelable; shell shaped C. applanatus
Growing on twigs
Cap to 30mm C. variabilis/cesatii
Growing on dead stems of herbaceous plants
Cap to 15 mm c. epibryus
Thanks - that is very useful.
Lat/Lng: 52.200075, -0.01992
OS grid ref: TL354576