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by Chris Johnson
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Identification

I agree with Adam but isn't it still Panaeolina foenisecii?
by Chris Johnson
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Penicillium vulpinum
Replies: 8
Views: 4327

Re: Penicillium vulpinum

Hi Bojan, welcome to the group.

No, I didn't. I followed Paul Cannon's advise, above.

Regards, chris
by Chris Johnson
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?

gary wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:39 pm ... (possibly because I've already turned grey).
It's an exclusive club. :)
by Chris Johnson
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 879
Views: 480249

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

Nesolechia oxyspora.
A lichenicolous fungus growing on Parmelia sulcata on Sorbus aucuparia.
Christine has added some extra images on the Lichen page.
by Chris Johnson
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?

Boertmann (The genus Hygrocybe - page 164, 2nd edition) notes: - " H.autoconica may sometimes turn slowly grey, but not to a degree comparable to the blackening of H.conica ". Looking at your images, I'd be thinking that this is more greyish than black, and certainly nowhere near as black...
by Chris Johnson
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?

Hi Andrew A well-reasoned post. Hygrocybe conica does occasionally expand to parallel but always (in my experience) with a noticeable umbo. I would also expect a fruitbody of this age to be rather blacker. The spore length is quite variable and I've found specimens with your measured lengths. Howeve...
by Chris Johnson
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possibly Chaga
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Re: Possibly Chaga

Hello Margaret

I've nothing to add to the earlier responses but just wanted to welcome you to the forum and look forward to more posts.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Compact/Portable cameras
Replies: 40
Views: 28993

Re: Compact/Portable cameras

Hi Linda, welcome to the group.

I also have the Olympus TG4 which I bought initially for its underwater function, especially for photographing seaweeds in rock-pools. It's also useful for taking on long treks. Otherwise, I take my Nikon and tripod.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Literature & Resources for Lichenicolous Fungi
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Literature & Resources for Lichenicolous Fungi

Many thanks for the link, Fay, an excellent reference and key.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Medium brown agaric
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: Medium brown agaric

Can't help Adam, no trees to speak of here. It does have the look of a Cortinarius though.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: attempt at a Galerina
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: attempt at a Galerina

Alan, it's good to see someone looking at Galerina . We can rule out G. pumila as the spores are too small. When measuring spores it's important to measure width as well to get a quotient value. I've tried keying this with David Savage's Synoptic Key but it is too lacking in information. You need to...