Hazel Gloves

The other major activity on Eigg was to look for Hazel Gloves  (Hypocreopsis rhododendri) a rare fungus that grows on hazel in the British Isles and is probably the same as the organism that grows on Rhododendron maximum in North America (hence the scientific name).  We found two sites in our short visit which was very satisfactory.  I have now seen it on Skye,  Eigg and Mull.  There is much more about this species at the UK BAP website.  The picture shows it on Skye:

Image form Roger Cottis

Image from Roger Cottis

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