Geoglossum cookeianum

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Geoglossum cookeianum

December 2000 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Shaped like a long thin tongue, narrow at the base, black, to about 70mm high

Flesh

Black, brittle

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to early winter

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

Unimproved grassland

Microscopic Features

Ascospores long and thin, rod-like, 7 septa (50-90) x (5-7) µm2

Edibility

Not edible

Notes

This species cannot be identified without microscopy.

Additional Photographs

Geoglossum cookeianum

October 2000 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin