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by Lancashire Lad
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Exploding puff sack - help ID this please
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Exploding puff sack - help ID this please

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. It looks like the remains of an old "puffball" type fungus - possibly one of the Lycoperdon species. Puffballs are common throughout the UK and release their spores either through an apical hole at the top of the mature fruitbody, or when something damages the outer "ski...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Puzzle Bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Puzzle Bracket

Hi Ken, Good to make contact with you again! The only thing that springs to mind would be something like Phlebia tremellosa - which can have that sort of shape and colouration, and in its early stages, its pore surface can also look very similar to what your example has. If it isn't that - then I ha...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?

I think you have been autocorrected on autoconica, Mike. Regards, Chris Ooops! - Thanks Chris. Damn this modern day technology!!! :D ;) Hadn't spotted that - even when I read my uploaded post! I've now corrected it in my post to read "acutoconica" - as it should have in the first place. Regards, Mi...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: is the cap of a Hygrocybe conica always conical?

Boertmann (The genus Hygrocybe - page 164, 2nd edition) notes: - " H.acutoconica may sometimes turn slowly grey, but not to a degree comparable to the blackening of H.conica ". Looking at your images, I'd be thinking that this is more greyish than black, and certainly nowhere near as black as would ...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Fungus dryers
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Fungus dryers

I don't use one, but the few that I have seen being used for fungi sample drying have not been anything special - just standard food dehydrators set at fairly low temperatures so as not to begin to cook/burn the specimens. There is some general information within these articles: - http://website.nbm...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unexpected late find. Help appreciated
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Unexpected late find. Help appreciated

Hi, It's not unheard of for Pleurotus to be seen growing on live wood. - Although it would usually be the case that such wood was unhealthy/dying. - And it does grow on both hardwoods and conifer, so being found on pine wouldn't be too unusual. In this case, are they actually on a live root though? ...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Crimped Gill (Plicatura Crispa)?
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Crimped Gill (Plicatura Crispa)?

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. As you say, the majority of accepted records within the UK are from Scotland, although - several records have been made in England. Unfortunately. without the necessary details of underside of caps etc. like yourself, we can only speculate upon the overall resemblance gi...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Shiny grey-green fungi on dead wood
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Shiny grey-green fungi on dead wood

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. I can't see a great deal of fine detail in your photos, but along with your description, habitat, and time of year, I'd be pretty sure that they will be Sarcomyxa serotina (previously Panellus serotinus ) - common name Olive Oysterling. I've seen it several times over th...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Lactarius ??
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Lactarius ??

Hi, Did you actually see any latex (milk) being produced? (Non evident on the photos). Both species you mention would have produced watery latex upon any damage to the gills. I'm not familiar with L.rubidus , but to me, this doesn't look like L.rufus . Did you do a spore print? L.rufus spore print w...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: fruiting bodies for Lycoperdon pyriforme
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: fruiting bodies for Lycoperdon pyriforme

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. A very interesting paper! I'm not particularly familiar with the Midlands area, so can't really recommend any of its woodlands. However, L.pyriforme is a relatively common species all over the UK, and I would expect it to be present in most woodland areas. Finding it tho...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Bracket fungi ID
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Bracket fungi ID

I'd agree with Trametes versicolor as a possibility, and also Bjerkandera adusta . Both of those species can be remarkably diverse regards the colouration and banding of the upper surface of the brackets, and it can be very difficult, when looking only at the upper surface, to decide between the two...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus or lichen? Cladonia?
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Fungus or lichen? Cladonia?

Hi, No worries - these are a fungus - Xylaria polymorpha - (Candlesnuff Fungus). Regards, Mike. Oooops!!!! Why I wrote Xylaria polymorpha I don't know! - That species is "Dead Man's Fingers". :oops: I should have written " Xylaria hypoxylon " - (Candlesnuff Fungus). - Your fungus is that one! Regar...