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by NickWood
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Trametes ochracea?
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Trametes ochracea?

I'm not very confident about this identification. It may well be Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor). The difference seems to depend on the size of the spores and depth of the tubes. Ochracea or versicolor? Cap: 4cm wide, broadly attached to the substrate. Upper surface concentric bands of light and da...
by NickWood
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Badhamia utricularis?
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

Re: Badhamia utricularis?

Attached are two images (4x EDFs) of sporocarps (approx. 1 x 1.5mm).
It's appears not to be Badhamia utricularis, but it could be a Badhamia species?
by NickWood
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Badhamia utricularis?
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

Badhamia utricularis?

Hoping you can help identify this slime mould. Several clusters found on the underside of an oak tree branch (the branch maybe dead). The substrate seems to be a crust fungus (possibly Peniophora genus as I'm pretty sure I've seen Tremella mesenterica on the same tree). The images suggest that the s...
by NickWood
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Blue-tinged Cortinarius?
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: Blue-tinged Cortinarius?

Hi Nick yes it's a Cortinarius , but there the problems start. The few experts in this group do not agree on a lot of species deliminations and it's now down to sequencing to sort them out and see if there are any constant morphological characters which may help mere mortals in the future. There ar...
by NickWood
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Blue-tinged Cortinarius?
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: Blue-tinged Cortinarius?

To revisit this frustrating fungus, I've added some photos of the early and later stages. Given the overall features and the web remnants, I'm pretty sure it's a Cortinarius - but here the problems start. According to MushroomExpert.com: "Cortinarius is the largest genus of mushrooms in the world, c...
by NickWood
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Russula possibly ochroleuca
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Russula possibly ochroleuca

I'm sure mentioned elsewhere on the site, "The Genus Russula in Great Britain: with Synoptic Keys to Species" by Geoffrey Kibby is invaluable for identifying Russulas. Great photos, again, Bob, and I love the little Mycena peeking above the leave litter in the second (another genus that can be chall...
by NickWood
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Amanita species?
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Amanita species?

Great photo, Bob, and is that a slightly more mature specimen in the background to the right? At the risk of further embarrassment, might I suggest it's a boletus, maybe Boletus edulis - but I could be totally wrong : )
by NickWood
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: quorn
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: quorn

davetherave wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Had a good look thanks, wonder where they farm the fungi used in the fermentation process? Probably don't use the ground I suppose
"The fungus is grown in continually oxygenated water in large, otherwise sterile fermentation tanks."
Check out Quorn on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quorn
by NickWood
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Beautiful white fungus on birch
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Beautiful white fungus on birch

MykoGolfer wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:27 pm
Suggest you look at Pleurotus dryinus.
Thank you very much, MykoGolfer! The gills on the small sample I took have now turned yellow which seems to be another characteristic of this fungus. All the best : )
by NickWood
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: pink fungus
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: pink fungus

Looks to me like the early stages of Silverleaf Fungus (Chondrostereum purpureum). It's often found on dead tree stumps, starts as a crust and then develops fruiting structures.
by NickWood
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Beautiful white fungus on birch
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Beautiful white fungus on birch

Hi, I found this beautiful white fungus on the stump of a silver birch, and I've no idea of even the genus. As there was only one fruit body, I just took a thin slice of the cap to get a spore print. Cap: 6.5 x 6.5cm, convex, white, scaly, flecked with light brown. Gills: Decurrent, white. Stem: 30 ...