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by Chris Johnson
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?

gary wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:39 pm ... (possibly because I've already turned grey).
It's an exclusive club. :)
by Chris Johnson
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:39 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: 860
Views: 384027

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

Nesolechia oxyspora.
A lichenicolous fungus growing on Parmelia sulcata on Sorbus aucuparia.
Christine has added some extra images on the Lichen page.
by Chris Johnson
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?

Boertmann (The genus Hygrocybe - page 164, 2nd edition) notes: - " H.autoconica may sometimes turn slowly grey, but not to a degree comparable to the blackening of H.conica ". Looking at your images, I'd be thinking that this is more greyish than black, and certainly nowhere near as black as would ...
by Chris Johnson
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?

Hi Andrew A well-reasoned post. Hygrocybe conica does occasionally expand to parallel but always (in my experience) with a noticeable umbo. I would also expect a fruitbody of this age to be rather blacker. The spore length is quite variable and I've found specimens with your measured lengths. Howeve...
by Chris Johnson
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possibly Chaga
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Possibly Chaga

Hello Margaret

I've nothing to add to the earlier responses but just wanted to welcome you to the forum and look forward to more posts.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Compact/Portable cameras
Replies: 36
Views: 22391

Re: Compact/Portable cameras

Hi Linda, welcome to the group.

I also have the Olympus TG4 which I bought initially for its underwater function, especially for photographing seaweeds in rock-pools. It's also useful for taking on long treks. Otherwise, I take my Nikon and tripod.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Literature & Resources for Lichenicolous Fungi
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Literature & Resources for Lichenicolous Fungi

Many thanks for the link, Fay, an excellent reference and key.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Medium brown agaric
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Medium brown agaric

Can't help Adam, no trees to speak of here. It does have the look of a Cortinarius though.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: attempt at a Galerina
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: attempt at a Galerina

Alan, it's good to see someone looking at Galerina . We can rule out G. pumila as the spores are too small. When measuring spores it's important to measure width as well to get a quotient value. I've tried keying this with David Savage's Synoptic Key but it is too lacking in information. You need to...
by Chris Johnson
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Hygrocybe
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Hygrocybe

Hi Bob

You are forgiven for getting carried away with your photography but it does make it a little more difficult. With the robust stipe and general demeanour, I would favour Hygrocybe chlorophana. Only a best guess though.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: What are these mushrooms
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: What are these mushrooms

Chris Yeates wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:30 pm Sometimes people's "humorous" nicknames don't help . . .
You're generous ... I just find them stupid.
by Chris Johnson
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungi ID
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Fungi ID

This is a naturally occurring burr usually caused by some initial damage to the tree, either mechanical or insect, although these large burrs are more likely the former.

Regards, Chris