A carbon black club mushroom with white flesh. Surface is hard and crusty and it smells like bog (which would make sense, since that was where I found it). It was growing on a downed limb in deep mud. Black exterior rubs off like charcoal. Tastes like burnt beansprouts.
small black spots in clusters on acer macrophyllum leaves
Growing on underside of decaying fallen branch.
Helotiaceae ? Superficially resembles some images of Mollisia fusca and Mollisia cinerea.
Tiny black fruiting body growing next to a cream clavarioid fruiting body on bank soil. Height 1.2 cm and 1.5-2 mm at widest. Stem is <1 mm. Fine hairs on smooth head at top with a thin stem which is rough. I have called this Trichoglossum sp. based on the presence of the hairs. Asci are about 180 u long with 7-septate ascospores which are about 90 u long. Paraphyses are septate and have a distinctly swollen end cell which often breaks off. These are also about 90 u long. Mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Group of light tan coloured fruiting bodies in the family Geoglossaceae which are probably Microglossum sp. Fruiting bodies are club shaped, smooth all over with distinct longitudinal ridges. Height up to 3.5 cm and 6 mm wide at the thickest part of club. Narrower at the base (about 3 mm) with a rounded tip. Asci are about 110 u in length and the spores are about 15.5 x 5.5 u. The paraphyses are thin, filiform. Mature coastal broadleaf forest on bank soil. Closest in colour to Microglossum olivaceum
Large dark black-brown geoglossum, 12 cm height. Top half smooth with a pointed tip, 9 mm diam. and bottom half roughened and narrower. Mature coastal broadleaf forest on bank soil. 7 septate spores.