Geoglossum umbratile

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Geoglossum umbratile

27 November 2016 Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Tongue like, with a distinct blade and stem, often flattened and longitudinally grooved, black to blackish brown, surface dry, somewhat scaly, to about 6 cm high

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

With grass

Microscopic Features

Ascospores long and thin, curved, usually 7 septate when mature (65-80) x (5-6) µm2. Paraphyses pale brown, slender, straight or curved, septate, each segment being much longer than it is wide.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species is, according to the literature, rather variable. See for example the key by Irene Ridge.

Additional Photographs

Geoglossum umbratile

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 27 November 2016 Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Geoglossum umbratile

Asci and paraphyses viewed with a x40 objective. 27 November 2016 Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin