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by Chris Johnson
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: This Looks Amazing
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: This Looks Amazing

Neil
Not sure weather to thank you or not for this information, it's likely to prove expensive. :)
Chris
by Chris Johnson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Stumped, or sleepered
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Stumped, or sleepered

An update on this one. Subsequently, I found picnidia with tadpole-like conidia, clearly not Lecanoran. Brian Coppins kindly agreed to look at it and here are his comments: Many thanks for the 'sleeper' specimen. The lichen is Lecanora symmicta, at least in a broad sense. We may well have 2 or 3 tax...
by Chris Johnson
Fri May 31, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Stumped, or sleepered
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Stumped, or sleepered

Neil

Thank you for taking the trouble to reply. It's an interesting thought but I have to agree with Alan that the spores especially don't fit even closely. These were hyaline in water and much too narrow. I did another C test and it remained yellow.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Thu May 30, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Stumped, or sleepered
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Stumped, or sleepered

Found on the vertical face of a railway sleeper being used as a gate post. Thallus C+ yellow, K- Apothecia black, Lecideine. Upper hymenium green, unchanging in KOH. Spores in water simple: 11.5-15.3 x 4.6-5.4 µm. Spores in KOH-ink-vinegar with septum: 13.9-15.5 x 4.1-5.2 µm. Paraphases in KOH-ink-v...
by Chris Johnson
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Keys to the Lichens of Italy
Replies: 0
Views: 187

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: 194

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: 213

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: 213

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: 414

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: 414

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: 584

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: 584

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