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by Chris Johnson
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Keys to the Lichens of Italy
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Keys to the Lichens of Italy

In a recent thread, this book was referred to and provided as a download. As I like to work from books I tried to sourse a copy direct from Italy but failed. I then asked Pemberley Books to try an obtain a copy, and, after many weeks, they have triumphed - and at a modest price. For other book nurds...
by Chris Johnson
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Minutophoma chrysophthalmae in the New Forest
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Minutophoma chrysophthalmae in the New Forest

Thanks for posting Neil.
Not species I'm going to find up here up interested nonetheless.
Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Armillaria
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Armillaria

Hello Andreas

Many thanks for that. Armillaria ostoyae is on the site but the strange pink colour was misleading.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Armillaria
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Armillaria

This was sent to me as possible Armillaria mellea but it doesn't look quite right. With the pink in the cap I was thinking Armillaria tabescens , but I have no experience of that species. The caps are not open but I see no evidence of a veil that would develop into a ring. Taken in Augst last year. ...
by Chris Johnson
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Is this a lichen?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Is this a lichen?

I'm sure you have an eloquent Welsh phrase you can recite to your Mum. ;)
by Chris Johnson
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Is this a lichen?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Is this a lichen?

There are some similar looking lichens such as in the genus Collema but I suspect it is Nostoc - an alga.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Help with identification please
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Help with identification please

Glos lichens wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Have you had a look at the Haematomma key in the Flora?
No, but I have now. :)

It's not Haematomma ochroleucum, nor K+ which leaves Mycoblastus caesius which is UV+ and mine is UV-, so I think we are safe with Pertusaria albescens.

I appreciate the interest and help.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Help with identification please
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Help with identification please

Thanks for that suggestion but no reaction to K.

I wonder if the soralia are too pronounced for that species?

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Buellia griseovirens norstictic success
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Buellia griseovirens norstictic success

I admire the perseverance, and thank you for posting.
It would be good to keep the forum ticking over while other lichenologists (at whatever level) get to know of our existance.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Help with identification please
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Help with identification please

Thanks both for the health warning, I was well prepared with the porridge to follow then ... nothing ... so Pertusaria albescens it is.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Help with identification please
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Help with identification please

Err, no Caz, I haven't stooped that low yet - although I am used to tasting gilled fungi. :)
Seriously though, what taste sensation am I looking for? I haven't read anywhere about tasting lichens.
I'll get back to it tomorrow see what other information I can provide.
Chris
by Chris Johnson
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Slides
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Slides

There are numerous different types of slides: frosted slides are used for writing on. Perhaps you ordered them by accident, or were sent my mistake.

Regards, Chris