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  • Mystery moorland fungus (3/3)

    A view showing that the cap-like structure does not bear gills or pores in its underside, which tends to eliminate the possibility that this is a basidiomycete. The outer surface of the "ball" appears to be covered in pores, and my current hypothesis is…

  • Mystery moorland fungus (2/3)

    An interesting tiny fungal reproductive structure found during a recent bryophyte recording excursion in the hills near Moffat in the Scottish Borders. The "cap" is covered with little "pimples", each with what looks like an opening at the apex - a bit l…

  • Mystery moorland fungus (1/3)

    Resampled x2 in RawTherapee.


  • Corticioid specimen A Stack 2 (He)


  • Corticioid specimen A: cystidia

    Three cystidia with heavily-stained contents can be clearly seen.

  • Corticioid specimen A - hyphae with clamps

    Some clamp connections are visible, the one just below the centre of the image being particularly obvious.


  • Corticioid specimen A: spores


  • Corticioid specimen A: basidium

    A heavily-pigmented basidium with two sterigmata visible can be seen at top-right.

  • Stereum sp. (Stereaceae)

    Scrapings from the hymenial surface of a corticioid fungus in the genus Stereum. I'm not sure what the orange "spines" are, or indeed whether they belong to the Stereum - I don't see anything like them illustrated in CNE (1985) for the members of the gen…


  • Stereum sp. (Stereaceae)

    Spores in Meltzer's reagent.

  • ?Sistotrema (Hydnaceae)

    Halocystidium stained with Cotton Blue.

  • ?Sistotrema (Hydnaceae)

    Basidiospores on basidia.


  • ?Sistotrema (Hydnaceae)

    Spores by oblique transmitted light.

  • ?Sistotrema (Hydnaceae)

    Spores by transmitted light in Meltzers.

  • Spores from corticioid specimen 4b

    Ovoid spores viewed using oblique transmitted light created using a home-made sector stop placed in the condenser filter tray. The pseudo-3D effect suggests the form of the spores which are no doubt fairly similar in three-dimensional form as seen here.


  • Spores from corticioid specimen 4b

    Ovoid spores viewed using normal Kohler illumination.

  • Corticioid specimen 4b

    A basidium with two sterigmata visible can be discerned towards the left of the frame, the orientation of the sterigmata suggesting that this species has four sterigmata on its basidia.

  • ?Gloeocystidiellum porosum (Gloeocystidiellaceae)

    A basidium with two thin sterigmata can be seen at lower-left.


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