Rare fungi discovery at old Dutch fort


Geoglossum elongatum, photo: Piet Brouwer

The Dutch Mycologial Society reports today that lots of rare fungi were found at the 19th century Fort bij Spijkerboor.

They were Geoglossum elongatum fungi; a rare earth tongue species.

Geoglossum elongatum was had been discovered for the first time in the Netherlands in 2009, in the North Sea coastal dunes. Later it was also discovered at a few spots inland, and on Ameland island.

Special about the new find at the Fort bij Spijkerboor is that Geoglossum elongatum is the most frequent earth tongue species there.

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