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by diggleken
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Geoglossum?
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Geoglossum?

Thanks Jenny - Lichens approved already - this simple guide to Earthtongues from NWFG may be helpful:
http://fungus.org.uk/nwfg/earth-tongues.htm
Cheers
Ken
by diggleken
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Geoglossum?
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Geoglossum?

Interesting Jenny - I had a late Geoglossum too on a neighbours lawn only two weeks ago -I knocked at the door and got a sample, haven't had chance for microscopy yet though.............
PS -whats the UK lichens site?
Cheers
Ken
by diggleken
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 706
Views: 55895

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

It was slightly tongue in cheek......... :roll: I understand very well the need for accuracy and specific language and also realise the impossibility of writing such papers in a simple way - they are not intended for joe public to necessarily understand and follow, but fellow scientists and research...
by diggleken
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 706
Views: 55895

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Mossy based then. That paper clearly wasn't cleared by the plain English society, or American equivalent - you really need to read it carefully to follow it..................I like ''Deep nodes were not well supported by bootstrap analysis'', which is quite clear of course........... Marvellous stuf...
by diggleken
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 706
Views: 55895

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Indeed, I nearly mentioned that my woodland Waxcaps have been with mosses of various genera. Right too to remind us all of our past Chris - certainly round here, the early reasons to harvest trees (often Oak) was primarily for building and heating, besides farming. I had a huge Oak trunk, complete w...
by diggleken
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 706
Views: 55895

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

I always thought Waxcaps weren't Mycorrhizal, so no association.............?
I could, of course, be wrong!
Cheers
Ken
by diggleken
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 706
Views: 55895

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Nice find John - I had some waxcaps until late December, but this is unusual.
Waxcaps are often thought to be grassland species, but in America they seem to be considered more woodland - and I have seen them so around me, increasingly , this year.
Cheers
Ken
by diggleken
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 706
Views: 55895

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Mal and Andreas, post corrected - this is NOT ciliatus, but brumalis, many thanks indeed. :oops: :oops:
I found a reliable set of pics and text to compare - simply not fine enough pores and the edging is also finely hairy in brumalis as Mal says...............
Cheers
Ken
by diggleken
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 706
Views: 55895

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Hi Andreas, oh no, not more uncertainty! :? The cap has lots of fine hairs on the edge though - I cant find whether brumalis does? Any further thoughts anyone? Edit - brumalis has a smooth cap , so this does appear right for ciliatus from that perspective. I will do some macro shots of the dried spe...
by diggleken
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 706
Views: 55895

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

I had this as Winter Polypore, P brumalis, but after a posting on Facebook BMS, realised its been Fringed Polypore - Polyporus ciliatus that's been on that log for 3 or 4 years now............I live and learn! Finer pores becoming browny and fine hairs fringing the cap. Not that many on NBN either -...