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Black Earth Tongue?

Geoglossum fallax?

Description:

Here's a key to Earth Tongues in the UK (I've not tried to use ithe key yet): http://fungus.org.uk/nwfg/earth-tongues.... 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: http://data.nbn.org.uk/interactive/map.j... and has been recorded in 3 neighbouring 10km squares. Mycoweb.com comments G. fallax and T. hirsutum sometimes fruit together: http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Geogl... 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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Lipase
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Lipase

High Peak, England, United Kingdom

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

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