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by NickWood
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Large white fungus
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Large white fungus

Help needed identifying a large white fungus. Cap 10.5cm, gently concave rather than funnel-shaped, smooth, white. Gills white, adnexed rather than decurrent. Stem white, approx. 1.5cm wide. Habitat: Found amongst leaf litter and old fallen branches next to birch and willow. Spore print white. Spore...
by NickWood
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: French cousin
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: French cousin

mollisia wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Hello,
I think a Hemimycena, one of the bigger species like H. cucullata or H. lactea.
best rgards,
Andreas
Many thanks, Andreas.
Merry Christmas to you and all at the UK Fungi forum... Nick
by NickWood
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: French cousin
Replies: 2
Views: 127

French cousin

I came across this small, beautiful white fungus in a park in northern France last week. I only had time to take a few shots but would appreciate any help you can give with identifying the possible genus if not the species. A small group of four or five. The cap was roughly 3cm (if I remember right)...
by NickWood
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Baffled!
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Baffled!

mollisia wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:55 am
Hello,
this is typical Lepista sordida.
the pictures in NO and SW show that the basidia are more than 2-spored (means 4-spored).
best regards,
Andreas
Many thanks, Andreas, for the identification - greatly appreciated : )
All the best... Nick
by NickWood
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Baffled!
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Baffled!

At first sight I thought this might be Mycena pura, but the spores are at odds with this. I’ve attached images of the same spores taken at three levels, and these suggest small warts or spines. The images of basidia seem to indicate they are 2-spored rather than 4-spored, but that might be my misund...
by NickWood
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Stropharia caerulea?
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Stropharia caerulea?

A long time, indeed! Live and learn, and many thanks for your help, Chris.
by NickWood
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Stropharia caerulea?
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Stropharia caerulea?

Of the three blue Stropharia , this would seem the most likely based on your data. It has slightly smaller spores than the others which fit your measuremnets better. Not sure what you mean by 'excreting cheilocystidium' ? This group have cheilochysocystidia with apical projections (mucronate), and ...
by NickWood
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Stropharia caerulea?
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Stropharia caerulea?

Two requests for help. Although not particularly blue, and with no flakes at the margin, is this Blue Roundhead (Stropharia caerulea)? And, is an excreting cheilocystidium typical? Description Habitat: In moss/soil near pile of rotting logs and deciduous trees (ash, willow and birch). Cap: 5cm, umbo...
by NickWood
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Not so much the species, more…
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Not so much the species, more…

Many thanks, Andreas. The responses I've received have been very helpful and supportive - and I now know what dye to order!
All the best... Nick
by NickWood
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Not so much the species, more…
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Not so much the species, more…

Hi Adam and Chris, Adam, many thanks for identifying the basidia, and for providing a very clear and detailed way to check the gill edge. Really helpful! Cheers, Chris, for the confirmation of M. rosea. I took the uprooted specimen to a nearby clearing where the light was better to photograph. Attac...
by NickWood
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Not so much the species, more…
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Not so much the species, more…

the cells! I’m pretty sure this fungus is either Mycena rosea (Rosy Bonnet) or M. pura – and I’m going for the former based on colour. Having read previous posts and other online material, I’m aware that telling them apart with any certainty is probably down to chemical analysis of the alkaloid pigm...
by NickWood
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Super spores - but what's the fungus!?
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Super spores - but what's the fungus!?

Are these cystidia? If they are, they might be best described as cylindrical. The poor fungus cap has been under a lid for four days now, but I would describe the smell, surprisingly, as sweet. Perhaps this, along with the other features, helps to put the fungus in H. sect. Sacchariolentia (or the i...