The fungus Bartheletia paradoxa is a living fossil (an organism that has remained essentially unchanged from earlier times and whose close relatives are usually extinct) found on Ginkgo leaf litter with a unique septal structure in the Basidiomycota.
Found on Ginkgo leaf litter.
Late autumn and winter when fallen leaves of Ginkgo are on the ground.
Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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