Orange fungi from the ashes

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Orange fungi from the ashes

Post by MWP admin » Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:46 am

I found some intersting living organisms from a burnt patch in the countryside (looked to be an open BBQ). They are some sort of fungi, basidiomycota I would say.

Anyone familiar?
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Post by D. Cilia » Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:51 pm

I beg to differ; they look like ascomycotes (discomycetes, more specifically) to me. Sorry I can't tell you more but they sure are beautiful.

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Post by ROLCAM » Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:37 pm

David,

A good site worth looking at:-

http://www.palaeos.com/Fungi/default.htm
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Post by ROLCAM » Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:45 pm

David,

May I recommend some serious heavy reading on this subject:-

http://comenius.susqu.edu/bi/202/Journa ... fungus.htm
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Post by MWP admin » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:33 pm

Nice sites but I do not have time to go through. The Ascomycota Genus Aleuria have some similarity to the one I posted.
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Post by AlanOuten » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:48 pm

Not Aleuria but almost certainly an Anthracobia sp. several of which occur on burnt ground. They need microscopy however to sort out individual species.

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Post by MWP admin » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:16 pm

Thanks Alan, yes I have later labelled this species as Anthracobia melalome and put it online:

http://www.maltawildplants.com/%21fauna ... 20melaloma

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