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by Peter Roberts
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help with some fungi identification
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Help with some fungi identification

We are moving beyond whatever expertise I may have...but I would guess the fungus is substantial and widespread, given that it has become sufficiently large to produce a visible bracket. If the tree is well within your garden and not close to or overhanging a road or footpath or your neighbour's, I ...
by Peter Roberts
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help with some fungi identification
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Help with some fungi identification

This is a young fruiting body of a bracket fungus (the pores are just beginning to develop). I would guess it is Inonotus hispidus ("shaggy bracket"), but can't be certain. The fungus itself is probably rotting the dead heartwood of the tree, slowly hollowing it out. The apple tree should ...
by Peter Roberts
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Please can I have some ID help with these white rhizomes
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Please can I have some ID help with these white rhizomes

I too would hesitate to identify a fungus on the basis of its rhizomorphs - but your photos don't suggest honey fungus to me. They do suggest Megacollybia platyphylla - a wood-rotting toadstool that has been given the English name "whitelace shank" because of its long, white rhizomorphs - ...
by Peter Roberts
Wed May 19, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Please help me ID - Growing all over the garden
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Please help me ID - Growing all over the garden

As an alternative suggestion, I would put forward Parasola plicatilis pleated inkcap, which is currently coming up all over my lawn thanks to the wet weather. If you pick one and look at the gills under the cap, the Bolbitius gills will be rusty brown, the Parasola gills will be black. Neither are a...
by Peter Roberts
Fri May 07, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified Fungus
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Re: Unidentified Fungus

Looks like Agrocybe praecox, with veil remnants around the edge of the cap. Should produce a brown spore print, if so...
by Peter Roberts
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help needed with fungus on my apple tree please
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: Help needed with fungus on my apple tree please

I am not an expert on garden compost - but I can't think there would be anything in raw cat-litter that could damage a tree, let alone composted litter. Honey fungus can, however, kill an apple tree (we lost one in our garden). You can look on line at the symptoms. Nothing one can do about it, excep...
by Peter Roberts
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Golden needle mushroom &/or Sheathed woodtuft
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Golden needle mushroom &/or Sheathed woodtuft

I think I can see some whitish veil remnants around the edge of the caps in your first two photos, which suggests (given the time of year) Tubaria conspersa felted twiglet, a common species from late autumn to spring. The second two photos could well be Kuehneromyces mutabilis sheathed woodtuft - bu...
by Peter Roberts
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help needed with fungus on my apple tree please
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: Help needed with fungus on my apple tree please

Not a healthy-looking tree, I'm afraid. The photos are a bit too distant to see the fungus clearly, but it appears to be a bracket - quite probably Bjerkandera adusta smoky bracket - which is rotting the wood. It usually only rots wood that is already dead, so there may be something else wrong with ...
by Peter Roberts
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Tremella or Dacrymyces?
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Possible Tremella or Dacrymyces?

At a guess this is dried-up Tremella mesenterica which is quite fond of willow. A shower of rain (or a watering can) may make it more obvious, since it readily absorbs water. Dacrymycetous fungi are rarely so ragged and irregular, wet or dry.
by Peter Roberts
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Daedaleopsis species?
Replies: 2
Views: 1744

Re: Daedaleopsis species?

Looks fine to me. If you are able to identify it as a Daedaleopsis species, you're home and dry since Daedaleopsis confragosa is the only known UK species, is very common, and typically grows on willow. Old specimens can turn deep blood red which can be misleading. Some specimens can also have elong...
by Peter Roberts
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Arum maculatum: a full set
Replies: 11
Views: 6854

Re: Arum maculatum: a full set

Ray Woods and Arthur Chater got me looking at a lot of Ramularia species last year (we seem to have a very pathogen-rich garden - despite my best efforts!) - but, as far as I understand, there is no true Ramularia species that occurs on Arum . Spermosporina aricola is a suggestion for "Ramulari...
by Peter Roberts
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Please help me identify this mushroom
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: Please help me identify this mushroom

Beaten me to it. I never was a fast typist...but at least we agree!