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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: 20

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: 1
Views: 13

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: 31

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: 91

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: 193

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: 142

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...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Literature and resources for general fungi
Replies: 28
Views: 20676

Re: Literature and resources for general fungi

Another heads up. – For another mighty tome! “Fungi – by Andy Overall” (Assisted by Geoffrey Kibby). Fungi - Andy Overall.jpg Fungi - Andy Overall.jpg Self-published, but available from various sellers from about £53.00 567 pages. – Approximately 30 x 21 x 4cm. – And weighing in at about 2.4kg. For ...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Literature and resources for general fungi
Replies: 28
Views: 20676

Re: Literature and resources for general fungi

Fungi of Temperate Europe . 2 volumes. - Thomas Læssøe. and Jens H.Petersen. - Princeton University Press, 2019. . . . . The numerous "identification Wheels" offer a novel and useful approach . . . . Note also that there appears to be an error in the PDF, in that the Boletes section is missing . . ...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungi ID from Norfolk
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Fungi ID from Norfolk

I understand that it is generally quite rare. - Personally, I have never seen it, but I do know of two fairly local sites where it has been recorded. This year however, seems to be a very good year for the species. For example, on The British Mycological Society Facebook blog, numerous people have b...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Salmon coloured lactarius
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Salmon coloured lactarius

I'm tempted to suggest that this will be something like Lactarius rufus - (Rufous Milkcap).

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Hypholoma query
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Hypholoma query

I'd say these are more than likely the same species - just at different stages in maturity. First ones look fresh, second lot looks slightly past their best. Could be H.fasciculare or, (given conifer association, H.capnoides - although I would have expected more of a green hue to the gills). Regards...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: How to preserve fungi
Replies: 5
Views: 5493

Re: How to preserve fungi

Will i stop the fugus reproducing by picking it to turn it over to take a photo for identification? Short answer - No. ;) The fungus that you see, i.e. the mushroom / cup fungus / coral / bracket, or whatever, is the fruiting body of the fungus. its sole purpose is to release spores so that the fun...