Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Ascomycota   Family: Pyronemataceae

Spooneromyces laeticolor  (P. Karst.) T. Schumach. & J. Moravec

Found growing on needle litter under a dense canopy of Sitka Spruce Picea sitchensis. (First record, confirmed by Brian Spooner. Kew accession code K(M)188442.) A second collection was made in a similar habitat but growing on Sphagnum

Determiner: 
Nicolas van Vooren (first record)
Chris Johnson (second record)

References: 
Hansen & Knudsen (2000) Nordic Macromycetes, Vol.1: Ascomycetes
Breitenbach & Kranzlin (1984) Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 1, Ascomycetes

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