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I thought this was a species I see occasionally but this was the most peel-like example. It was growing just inside the side wall of an aluminium greenhouse. At first I thought it was too far gone for an image but then I decided that I liked the contrast of the blackened edges and the orange.

I note that the season is supposed to be July to October, so I may have to revise the name later. (now changed)

It was ca 2 inches/50mm across.

The stereo is crosseye and is a bit exaggerated.

EM-1, x2 4/3 TC, 4/3 Olympus 50mm f2, triple flash, hand-held.Effective aperture f16.

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Mar 17, 2017 at 08:56 PM
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Nicely done Harold ~ Ron


Mar 17, 2017 at 11:03 PM
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Interesting...


Mar 18, 2017 at 12:07 AM
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I can see why they call it orange peel.
I can never get those cross-eyed things to work.



Mar 18, 2017 at 08:22 AM
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It has been suggested to me that this is Caloscypha fulgens, quite a rarity and recorded in Wales for the first time earlier this month. The dark colouration, rather than being a sign of senescence, is evidence for it being this species, together with the season being more appropriate.

I am trying to collect spores overnight, as those of the two species are very different.

Harold



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e6filmuser wrote:
It has been suggested to me that this is Caloscypha fulgens, quite a rarity and recorded in Wales for the first time earlier this month. The dark colouration, rather than being a sign of senescence, is evidence for it being this species, together with the season being more appropriate.

I am trying to collect spores overnight, as those of the two species are very different.

Harold


I have now seen enough microscopic detail, together with the underside turning green when rubbed, to confirm this and I have changed the topic title accordingly.

Harold



Mar 19, 2017 at 11:40 AM
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surfnron wrote:
Nicely done Harold ~ Ron


Archibald wrote:
Interesting...


SomeDude661 wrote:
I can see why they call it orange peel.
I can never get those cross-eyed things to work.


Thanks, everyone.

Harold



Mar 19, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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There are only 21 earlier records for the UK, the most recent in 2011, but two or three more are from this year. This is the fifth ever for Berkshire.

Harold



Mar 19, 2017 at 02:01 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Spring Orange Peel fungus Caloscypha fulgens (title edited)


Most fungi are associated with the roots of trees. My book suggests that this species is associated with conifers. The nearest tree was a mature White/Grey Birch Betula populifolia. Another UK record this month, the one in Wales, also records it being found near a Birch (exact species not recorded).

Harold



Mar 19, 2017 at 03:28 PM







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