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by NickWood
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: Help!

Many thanks, Mark and Neil, for your thoughts and suggestions. I've been in touch with my county biological records centre, and they will forward a voucher specimen to the British Lichen Society. They are in agreement with you - it is a Peltigera sp. but they are not sure which. I'll get back to you...
by NickWood
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Help!

I'm hoping you can help with the identification of this lichen.
I've spent the morning trawling through Alan Silverside's site and British Lichens and not been able to find anything similar.
Found in woodland growing in moss, maybe on moss.
I know very little about lichens, so any help appreciated.
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: 417

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: 583

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: 583

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: 417

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: 639

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: 561

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: 561

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: 737

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: 737

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: 1071

Re: Stropharia caerulea?

A long time, indeed! Live and learn, and many thanks for your help, Chris.