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by Chris Johnson
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:39 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: 784
Views: 213536

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

Lancashire Lad wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Clavulina coralloides - Crested Coral.
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01 - Clavulina coralloides - Crested Coral.jpg
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Regards,
Mike.
Very nice. Whites are not easy to photograph.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Tricholomoid looking mushroom
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: Tricholomoid looking mushroom

A thoughtful and well reasoned post from Chris, as usual.

My comment was meant to be flippant ...

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Tricholomoid looking mushroom
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: Tricholomoid looking mushroom

adampembs wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:43 am
Hopefully ,someone will do some DNA on Russulas and get some barcoding done!
... and change all the names. :shock:

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Xanthoria parietina without parietin
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Xanthoria parietina without parietin

Perhaps it's just old and in decline. The apothecia are larger in the colourless patch suggesting it might be older. It's also being overgrown by young thalli with more typical colouring. Here is one I took recently in considerable shade but still with the apothecia and thallus-margin showing primro...
by Chris Johnson
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: A bit vague, not
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: A bit vague, not

Deborah wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Embarrassed that I missed that! Here’s the photo.
Easily done. This is Polyporus squamosus, Dryad's Saddle.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Forage or Foray? The difference explained
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Forage or Foray? The difference explained

Perhaps this thread need moving, it's detracting from its original purpose.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: FRDBI
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: FRDBI

This may be old news to some but I have been informed by a mycological friend that you can log in to the older FRDBI (now not being added to as there is the new version) but still very useful - here: https://basidiochecklist.science.kew.org/BritishFungi/FRDBI/FRDBI.asp It's a tad slow, I would say,...
by Chris Johnson
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: This Looks Amazing
Replies: 3
Views: 349

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: 551

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: 551

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: 551

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: 348

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...