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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: 81

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: 87

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
by Chris Johnson
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungi dust ID
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Fungi dust ID

Welcome to the forum.

A nice photograph. The red 'dust' is actually billions of spores dropped by the three large bracket fungi you can see. One of the Ganoderma species.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Field Mycology Journal Not Received
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Field Mycology Journal Not Received

Mine arrived yesterday too.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: help with identifying this (bolete?)
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: help with identifying this (bolete?)

Welcome to the group and congratulations on a well presented first query. The dark squamules on the stipe immediately suggest the genus Leccinum . Many of the boletes are host-specific so it's useful to note what tree-species are nearby. Others maybe able to help further as I don't get to see many b...
by Chris Johnson
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified fungus growing along disused railway
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: Unidentified fungus growing along disused railway

It was my first thought and I agree with Mike's suggestion.
Here are a few variations on it: http://www.outerhebridesfungi.co.uk/species.php?id=246
I still have it under its earlier name as this is what NBN are still using.
Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Field Mycology Journal Not Received
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Field Mycology Journal Not Received

Hello Mike

Same boat, not received my copy either.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 852
Views: 328775

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

Psathyrella ammophila Spurred on by recent reports of dune fungi, I went looking yesterday and found several groups. This is a species I have been keen to find for some time but always looked in the autumn. Young specimens have subdecurrent gills which become exagerated when mature and open. Most re...
by Chris Johnson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: On Parmelia sulcata
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: On Parmelia sulcata

Hello Paul

Many thanks for the identification and for correcting my terminology - and how kind to think I was ever on the scent ...
Feel free to use the images - if you require better resolution, just say.
I have a small piece spare if you would like it.

Best wishes, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: On Parmelia sulcata
Replies: 2
Views: 460

On Parmelia sulcata

A lichenicolous fungal anamorph, pycnidia 100–120 µm diameter. Conidia 17.3-23.3 x (6.1-)6.6-8.0 µm.
I looked through known associates that I am aware of but failed to identify it.
Any help welcome.
by Chris Johnson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Hyalorbilia inflatula?
Replies: 4
Views: 2835

Re: Hyalorbilia inflatula?

Thanks Chris

I feel I should request Zotto's files from you but will probably need to lie down afterwards!

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Hyalorbilia inflatula?
Replies: 4
Views: 2835

Re: Hyalorbilia inflatula?

Thanks Paul.

Knowing the extent of Zotto's website, I entered with trepidation ... and with good reason. :?

All the best, Chris