Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Leotiomycetes
Order: Leotiales Family: Leotiaceae
Species: Microglossum olivaceum (Pers.) Gillet
Synonyms: Geoglossum olivaceum
Leptoglossum olivaceum
Microglossum fuscorubens
Microglossum olivaceum var. fuscorubens
Mitrula olivacea
Common Name: Olive Earthtongue

UK Biodiversity Action Plan (2007): UK Priority Species
NI Biodiversity Action Plan: Northern Ireland Priority Species
Swedish Indicator List: Woodland Indicator Species
A grassland indicator species
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Microglossum olivaceumPhotographer:  Roy Anderson
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fraxinus excelsior (2)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Poaceae (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Sand-dune: dune grassland (3)
Acid grassland: unimproved (2)
Calcareous grassland (2)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (2)
Poor semi-improved (2)
Woodland (2)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (1)
Grassland: acidic, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (16)
Soil Grassy (6)
Soil Leaves (2)
mossy bole (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
September (2)
October (17)
November (13)