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by NickWood
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Psathyrella - but which?
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Psathyrella - but which?

Memo to self: If you’ve an idea of genus/family, go to this site’s “General fungi discussion” and check “Literature and resources for general fungi”. I found Andreas Melzer’s excellent site, “Mushrooms from nowhere: Psathyrellaceae in Europe” the hard way (after trawling the internet for two weeks)....
by NickWood
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified fungus on fallen deciduous branch
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Unidentified fungus on fallen deciduous branch

Ha-ha! My track record is probably worse than yours, Bob, but fortunately the forum is a kind place for us beginners. Good luck getting an ID from an expert : )
by NickWood
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified fungus on fallen deciduous branch
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Unidentified fungus on fallen deciduous branch

The hairy upper surface suggests Phlebia tremellosa - Jelly Rot - but I could be totally wrong : )
by NickWood
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Psathyrella - but which?
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Psathyrella - but which?

Hoping you can with this identification. Two dense clusters observed four days apart, the second time after a frost. Cap: 2.2-3.2cm, domed, slightly inrolled then broadening to slightly umbonate, varying in colour from coffee to beige, glabrous, smooth, fragile, cumbly, cap edge with white fibrils a...
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: 292

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: 171

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: 171

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: 317

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: 317

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: 450

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: 450

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: 450

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...