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

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