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by Chris Johnson
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Mortierella bainieri?
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Mortierella bainieri?

On sheep dung. Sporangiophores 2-3 cms, many with single branching. Sporangia 45-48 µm wide. Spores: 5.5–8.0 x 4.9–7.0 µm, Me= 7.0 x 6.3. Q = 1.1. This keys out pretty well to Mortierella bainieri with the caviat that the quotient value would appear low. I say appear low because the keys only give s...
by Chris Johnson
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: On Oak Leaf
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: On Oak Leaf

Hello Paul

Many thank for the comments and happy to send you the sample (leaf) as I've got as far as I'm able.
I was just about to send Brian Douglas a sample of Hypoxylon fuscoides, so I will enclose both and perhaps you could pass it on to Brian for me.

Best wishes, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Thank you to Adam
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Thank you to Adam

Hardly a banning issue and I echo what you have said, especially for the work Adam has put in.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: On Oak Leaf
Replies: 2
Views: 387

On Oak Leaf

Struggling with this fungus on the underside of a fallen oak leaf.
Perithecia 100-110 µm diameter.
Spores brown, thick-walled, 10.3–13.2 x 5.3–6.1 µm.
Any enlighenment welcome.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Catathecia
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Catathecia

New one on me too, Fay.

Dictionary of the Fungi says 'catathecium, a flattened ascoma, having the wall more or less radial in structure, and with a basal plate, e.g. Trichothyrina; cf. thyriothecium.'

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Hairy Jelly
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Hairy Jelly

A great enquiring post and a thoughtful and detailed reply.

This is partly what the forum is for and I hope it will encouraged more members to participate.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Fertile Diploicia canescens and its spores
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Fertile Diploicia canescens and its spores

Hi Juliet Not sure I can add anything to Mark's comment. I have been working on spore-drops which often give different measurements from those noted by the authorities. They take on a relaxed form once free from the constraints of the asci. This usually means a micon or two extra in the width. I'm m...
by Chris Johnson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: An apparently very rare discomycete
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Re: An apparently very rare discomycete

Hi Chris As you are aware, I saw this report earlier this week as a download from Paul Cannon. It's good to see your images in a larger format on Paul's website. I have not looked at dung fungi for a couple of years so this will inspire me to start again. I have my neighbour's Manx sheep on the crof...
by Chris Johnson
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Christmas Day mini-foray
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Christmas Day mini-foray

adampembs wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:30 am
My goodness, we've had some rain..
... and what you missed was dumped up here. :(

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Christmas Day mini-foray
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Christmas Day mini-foray

Nice work, Chris ... looking forward to more 'episodes'.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Season's Greetings

It's that time of year again (this should be in Non-flowering Plants but not much traffic there).
Admin - please move or remove as you see fit.