Skye Botany Group

We visited the eastern ridge of Sgùrr nan Gillean yesterday whh was a great day but we again failed to find the Kalmia procumbens (Trailing Azalea) recorded there in 1982. I am now wondering if we should have gone higher.

However, we did find Anthostemella alchemillae, a small fungus that grows on dead leaves of Alchemilla alpina (Alpine Lady’s-mantle). This is one of the fungi featured in the Lost and Found Fungi Project.

Anthostomella alchemillae

Anthostomella alchemillae

Last night Seth did a squash and checked the spores. See his blog.

Otherwise, we added a few plant taxa to this tetrad which still hasn’t quite reached a count of 100 – but that is the Cuillin for you.

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2 Responses to “Skye Botany Group”

  1. Seth Gibson Says:

    And now you want us to go higher? Blinkin’ flip, let me dig my crampons and ropes from out of the loft… 😀

  2. Stephen Says:

    It’s OK – I won’t impose my whim on anybody else…..

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