Camas Mòr, Dùn Liath, etc

I had a useful day today recording in the partial tetrads NG37K (1 previous record) and NG36P (no previous records) plus considerable time in NG37Q where I was able to re-find three species for the 10km square NG37 not recorded since before 2000: Hymenophyllum wilsonii (Wilson’s Filmy-fern – last record 1970), Oreopteris limbosperma (Lemon-scented Fern – last record 1968) and Sambucus nigra (Elder – last record 1996).

Rubh a’ Chàirn Lèith

Rubh a’ Chàirn Lèith

The Allium ursinum (Ramsons) was ready for eating:


This toadstool, I suspect may not be (ever):

toadstoolThere was a plant of Ficaria verna subsp. fertilis (Lesser Celandine) with a fungal gall caused by a Uromyces sp.

IMG_4409AHowever, there are two of these which can only be distinguished microscopically by looking for refractive granules in the wallls of the aeciospores (don’t ask). A step too far for me I am afraid.

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