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by Chris Johnson
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible resupinate such as Peniophora sp
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Possible resupinate such as Peniophora sp

I agree with eltio, the first three are Peltigera where the thallus has curled showing the rhizines.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Smuts and allied fungi of Wales
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Smuts and allied fungi of Wales

Thanks for the tip-off Gary. I see Summerfield Books have it at £20!

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Collema flaccidum
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Collema flaccidum

Thanks for that Neil. Now had another thorough look and the isidia are entirely globose on all ages of the thallus. I used Dobson initially for reference and he notes the habitat as 'trees' for C. subflaccidum , so I dismissed it. However, Smith et al. note "... more rarely on siliceous rock; ..." G...
by Chris Johnson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Flammulina velutipes
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Possible Flammulina velutipes

The most likely confusion is with Flammulina elastica which grows on willows ( Salix ) and has larger spores. Chris But not exclusively. From the article "It appears to have a particular preference for willow (Salix spp) although other hosts are known as in the collection below." Agreed, which is w...
by Chris Johnson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Flammulina velutipes
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Possible Flammulina velutipes

The most likely confusion is with Flammulina elastica which grows on willows (Salix) and has larger spores.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Collema flaccidum
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Collema flaccidum

My first attempt at a Collema so thought it best to check with members for confirmation or correction. There are rather more species than I realised. In an almost vertical channel in a granite outcrop. It was showing very dark and in shade so I have lightened the second image slightly. Thank for loo...
by Chris Johnson
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 178

Re: Upgrade

Hi Adam
I'm not a big fan of change, but that is very British.
Once you get used to it, I don't see any real issues.
You have the quick link to unread posts, which I always use anyway.
I personally admire the skill, time, and commitment that you put in.
Regards,
Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Pseudotrichia viburnicola; fungus looking more like lichen
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Pseudotrichia viburnicola; fungus looking more like lichen

Nice find Jenny - not likely to find that up here.

Good to see you back here too.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Bacidia squamellosa with Pycnidia
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Bacidia squamellosa with Pycnidia

Neil

Thanks for that.

I think micareoid algae mainly refer to the genus Elliptochloris, but may also include Pseudochlorella.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Bacidia squamellosa with Pycnidia
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Bacidia squamellosa with Pycnidia

Hello Neil, welcome to the forum. It would be good if more lichenologists used this site. I'm too much of a novice to make any helpful comments but finding the picnidia is a triumph. One point that does intrigue me is the precise size-range of the photobiont between the two species. By far the commo...
by Chris Johnson
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: A new lichen for GBI?
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: A new lichen for GBI?

Hello Paul As you are one of the leading lights in all things lichen, you may struggle to get much knowledgeable input into your exciting find. I personally appreciate you sharing this with us and showing your outstanding photomicrographs. I'm sure Rebecca Yahr would be interested in hearing about i...