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Earthtongues (Geoglossaceae) - G in CHEG

posted 19 Dec 2015, 02:47 by Jane Arnold   [ updated 5 Jan 2016, 08:34 ]

Now these must be some of the weirdest fungi I have seen! From reading about waxcap grasslands, I knew that earth tongues were often found in a waxcap grassland, but I had never seen any. So I was thrilled when in late 2015, I found some of these fungi growing on the Green. These are VERY difficult to find, as they are small (2cm tall) black and blend in with the sward. However, as with most things, when you have seen one, then you start to see more! I am not sure which type of earth tongue we have, but it is certainly a great find!

Earth Tongue