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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

took these before I cut the lawn this afternoon so I cant go back and re shoot
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Evening primrose - Oenothera speciosa



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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Xanthoria parietina & Physcia adscendens

This was my fourth visit to Decoy Heath reserves in as many weeks. I had been looking out for lichens, while photographing other subjects and thought that my lack of attention had failed to find many. So the priorities this time included lichens.

Having seen the list of recorded specie, I was convinced that I could find and add two to it.I have seen lots of the two species in association on twigs and minor branches of old trees, including very extensive populations on old apple trees and willows in our garden.

OK, I was photographing other subjects, but I did a lot of walking around the tree bordering the open heath, but I had been on site for nearly 5 hours before I found these. They were on the branch of willow which had split away at tis base, with some attachment still to the base of the trunk.

Xanthoria parietina (first 3 images) is usually the rich yellow but can be greyish or green (fourth image). Physcia adscendens has its spores in "helmet-like cups on the ends of branches".

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Common Eyelash Scutellinia scutellata

I found this colony at Decoy Heath Nature Reserve, where it was recorded previously but I have no idea if images exist. A Wood Ant in one of the images gives the scale.

These were on the cut end of a rotting (Willow?) tree stump next to a pond. The pond had no liquid water in it, just damp mud and leaves. (It was after much dry weather and on the hottest UK day on record).

I didn’t notice the tiny, yellowish, jelly-like bodies until I examined the images. They are Dacrymyces, a genus in its own, special family within the Basidiomycetes. I have some confidence that it's the Common jelly Spot D. stillatus. As it is a new record for the location it should be checked by a specialist but I don’t know one for this genus.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Mollisia sp. cf. ventosa

I found this fungus on a piece of moist bark on a fallen branch at Decoy Heath reserve.

When I saw it I knew two thing, that it was new to the official list of species and that is was probably in one of the genera most difficult to identify to species. I also new that I was unlikely to get specialist help.

After must searching, but no microscopic examination, I found that is most resembled Mollisia ventosa. There may be a difference in the shapes of the edges of the fruiting bodies.

However, that, according to my comprehensive book, was found on barkless dead oak. I have seen images, supposedly of this species, on bark.

I cannot identify the bark of fallen branches but I saw no oak trees. I include a photo of the bark, a piece about 60mm x 30mm.

This was the only sample I took home. After I had my meal, I was about to photograph it. when I found that, still in the closed, airtight plastic box, the fungi had shrunk and were scarcely visible on the bark. Clearly, they needed very moist conditions so I added some water and closed the lid.

When they had expanded, I took a series of photos with the widest FOV, where I show 3 fruiting bodies, 7mm wide.

One of the higher magnification images has been cropped.

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Interesting photos Harold, for a moment I was trying a 3D cross-eye....

Be interested to see any further conclusions...
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Interesting photos Harold, for a moment I was trying a 3D cross-eye....

Be interested to see any further conclusions...
Thanks. I think I shot some stereo pairs but it would not be the 3D experience of a lifetime as they are tightly sessile.

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The Reed Mace Typha latifolia

The seed heads, often popularly, and incorrectly, called "Bullrushes", are an icon of British watersides.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Have admit I have always called them Bull Rushes...…………:-(

Later in the season when they seed, and maybe another month or two, they can be called sheep on a stick...……..:-)



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Later in the season when they seed, and maybe another month or two, they can be called sheep on a stick...……..:-)
There was a distant one of those too.

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A red lotus at my neighbors



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