Saturday
Dec202014

Fungus

Crust fungus Phellinus ferreus (= Fuscoporia ferrea).

I took this specimen:

This yielded the following spores (magnification x600, field width 86um).

These are about 5x2um which is consistent with the 5–6.5 x 2–2.5um for Phellinus ferreus given at Rogers Mushrooms.

First photo and specimen taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2014-02-11.

Friday
Dec192014

Fungus

A Peniophora sp fungus, probably Peniophora quercina, growing on an oak twig.

It yielded these spores (magnification x600, field width 86um):

These are about 10x3um which is consistent with the 8–12 x 3–4um given for P. quercina at  RogersMushrooms.

First photo and specimen taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-12-24.

Thursday
Dec182014

Fungus

The gills of the oyster mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus.

The upper surface looks like this:

This yielded the following spores (magnification x600, field width 86um):

These are about 8.2 x 3.3um which agrees well with the 8-10.5 x 3-3.5 µm given for P. ostreatus at MushroomExpert.com.

Specimen taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-12-15.

Wednesday
Dec172014

Fungus

Pink spots of fungus Illosporiopsis christiansenii growing amongst lichen on a branch of an oak tree (Quercus sp).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-12-07.

Tuesday
Dec162014

Fungus

Puffball fungus Lycoperdon pyriforme (=Morganella pyriformis) growing on a decaying log.

Photos taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-11-02.