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by Lancashire Lad
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID please beginner
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: ID please beginner

. . . sorry if my questions are very obvious . . . . . No need to apologise for asking questions. - We all started as beginners, all of us will have asked many similar questions at some time or other, and all of us will have (and in my case still do!) make some obvious mistakes when identifying thi...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID please beginner
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: ID please beginner

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. ( I have deleted your other post as it was basically a repeat of the first). Your original post was not visible to you at the time, because, being a new member, it required admin approval. The first are Collybia butyracea (Buttercap). The others do have the looks of Myce...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Tubaria furfuracea
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Possible Tubaria furfuracea

Hi, These certainly appear to have all the right sorts of characteristics for Tubaria furfuracea : - Growing amongst woodchips, hygrophanous, scurfy caps, veilar remanants at cap margins, white mycelium at stem base (just about visible on left hand example in final photo). From my own experience wit...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Request to ID button fungi
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Request to ID button fungi

Hi, I'd be surprised if this doesn't turn out to be Melanotus horizontalis , which is often found growing on old hemp ropes, hessian sacks and the like. Your photos show very small (and I would suspect freshly emerging) fruitbodies, which look very similar to M.horizontalis at that same stage of gro...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Any help appreciated with this ID
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Any help appreciated with this ID

Hi,

I suppose it has the potential (without microscopy) to be any one of several species,
but it does have the general looks of Postia ptychogaster.

See: - https://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php? ... 780#p11704

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: 3 to ID please
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: 3 to ID please

Hi,

No guess on the first.

Second may be something like Lepiota castanea. - But only a guess based upon that species having some similarity in its looks.

Last one is a young Armillaria (Honey Fungus) species. - With that bulbous base to stem - maybe Armillaria gallica.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Deadly little brown mushroom?
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Deadly little brown mushroom?

Might well be, although I've never seen it with umbo's like that.
However, Kuehneromyces mutabilis which is probably much more common, also looks very similar when freshly emerged and when it hasn't yet shown its hygrophanous characteristic of pale centre to the caps.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Needs ID
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Needs ID

Hi, I think I can see one or two mica crystals near the margin at right hand side of cap in final image. If so, that would make these Coprinellus micaceus - Glistening Inkcap. The fruitbodies here have the typical sort of look for that species, (I suspect growing on rotting buried wood here), when t...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungi - or something else?
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Fungi - or something else?

Hi, I'd suggest that obtaining one or two general "Mushrooms & fungi" books would help you with quite a few things you will find. - They will also give you some idea of what you might see, and the sort of characteristics that you should be looking for when you do find something that interests you. Y...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Found on Norfolk golf course
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Found on Norfolk golf course

Hi,

Yes, the first two look ok for Amanita phalloides - (Deathcap).

The third photo is an Ascocoryne species, freshly emerging.
At this stage, Ascocoryne sarcoides, and Ascocoryne cylichnium are, (macroscopically), pretty much identical.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Lovely yellow and red fungi
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Lovely yellow and red fungi

Hi, If, since they are said to be dry/slightly felty, and (with a stretch of the imagination!), because of the shape of that particular fruitbody's cap, the gills could be said to be adnate/notched, rather than decurrent, might these be Hypholoma lateritium (Brick Cap)? The cap colour is spot on, an...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID Request. Some mushrooms growing on wood I found yesterday
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: ID Request. Some mushrooms growing on wood I found yesterday

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. Not sure whether I'm going to be wildly astray here, because certain characteristics aren't mentioned or showing. i.e. I can't see any stem rings and you don't mention if they have them or not. And, is the spore print very scant? - Are they actually very dark spores that...