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Geoglossum cookeianum

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Geoglossum cookeianum

1 November 2020 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Tongue shaped, flattened, narrowing towards the base, black, to about 8 cm high

Flesh

Black, brittle

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to early winter

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

Unimproved grassland

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Ascospores long and thin, rod-like, 7 septa (50-90) x (5-7) µm2. Asci eight spored. Paraphyses cylindrical, septate, the tips resembling a string of irregular beads.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species cannot be identified without microscopy.

Additional Photographs

Geoglossum cookeianum

1 November 2020 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Geoglossum cookeianum

Spores in Congo Red viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 1 November 2020 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Geoglossum cookeianum

Paraphyses tips in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 1 November 2020 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Geoglossum cookeianum

December 2000 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Geoglossum cookeianum

October 2000 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin