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Black Earth Tongue?

Geoglossum fallax?


Here's a key to Earth Tongues in the UK (I've not tried to use ithe key yet): Cordyceps ophioglossoides growing on a buried Elaphomyces granulatus? trichoglossum hirsutum? Geoglossum umbratile? Geoglossum arenarium? Geoglossum cookeanum? Geoglossum fallax (to differentiate from G. cookeanum it has a finely scaly stem and is brownish - paul sterry collins guide). G. fallax seems fairly common according to nbn gateway: and has been recorded in 3 neighbouring 10km squares. comments G. fallax and T. hirsutum sometimes fruit together: so I may have a mixed collection. the ones in the last and second to last photo seem more slimy maybe just because they are wet?



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High Peak, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Oct 17, 2012
Submitted on Dec 7, 2012

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