Bartheletia paradoxa


    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.

    Identification difficulty

    Found on Ginkgo leaf litter.

    When to see it

    Late autumn and winter when fallen leaves of Ginkgo are on the ground.

    UK Status

    Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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