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Arrhenia rickenii

Observed: 23rd December 2012 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Arrhenia rickenii
in situ
frb
spore print
basidia
spores
hyphae
scalp
Description:

On a moss-covered old brick wall.
Spores measured 6.5-8 x 4-5 µm.

Identifications

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    Likely ID
    Arrhenia rickenii
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Notes

Hmm the notes rather lost their formatting above.
Here they are again...
1 Stem central to eccentric --> 6
6 Hymenophore with normal gills, or not growing on arctic sea shores --> 7
7 Frb with greyish to brownish colours --> 8
8 On soil, mosses, sedges or wood --> 9
9 On soil or mosses -->
10 On other mosses (than Sphagnum), or sedges or on soil --> 13
13 Stem short and medium thick, <2 times diam. of cap; sp ellipsoid, long ellipsoid or dacryoid; habitat different (to on tufts or Carex in marshes and at lake shores) --> 14
14 Gills pleated, forked and often intervenose -->
15 Clamps absent. Cap 5-25 mm, first convex, then low convex with depressed centre to funnel-shaped, with crenulate, incurved to straight margin, translucently striate, almost smooth, hygrophanous, dark brownish grey, drying greyish buff; gills decurrent, pleated, forked, often intervenose, pale greyish brown to pale olive broan, edge entire, concolorous with cap; flesh thin, greyish; smell indistinct or faintly of Pelargonium; taste indistinct. Sp 6.5-9(-10) x 3.5-5.5 µm, ellipsoid, oblong ellipsoid or dacryoid; basidia 4-spored; cystidia absent; pileipellis a cutis. Among low mosses, especially Barbula species on calcareous sand along roadsides, on lake shores and on old walls; autumn to winter.

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Stunning photos!

Quite a find!

Janet
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agreed very well supported

agreed very well supported with excellent details ;-)

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Thanks! It was quite funny

Thanks! It was quite funny lurking about photographing this on a neighbour's wall. Eventually he came out and I asked if he minded if I took a specimen, to which he replied that he was happy for me to take the fungus as long as I didn't take any bricks!