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by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Is this a puffball?
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Is this a puffball?

Thanks for coming back with the additional photos. - And very nice to hear that you enjoy your garden having more than just grass in the lawn. Far too many people are too eager to get rid of anything that doesn't comply with a sanitized vision of nature! ;) I think they do look good for being B.plum...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Is this a puffball?
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Is this a puffball?

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. I think they have more of the look of "Stinkhorn Eggs". - Most probably of the species Phallus impudicus , rather than puffballs. - Although having said that, some of the "Bovista" puffball species would look quite similar, Were any of them partially buried? - Were they ...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Identification of unknown fungus?
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Identification of unknown fungus?

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. As you will appreciate, laboratory fungal cultures on agar plate and the like, are, realistically, half a world away from field mycology, and a rather specialist branch at that! ;) Certainly worth a shot posting here, but most of our contributors, (including me :oops: ),...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Oomycete - Peronospora chenopodii-polyspermi
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Oomycete - Peronospora chenopodii-polyspermi

I hope its ok to post an Oomycete . . . . Hi Jenny, Most certainly! - Anything and everything concerned with the world of UK fungi is more than welcome. As per Chris's suggestion, I've moved the topic into this forum. - (It may be more relevant here for anyone searching in future). Regards, Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Need urgent ID
Replies: 12
Views: 200

Re: Need urgent ID

. . . As I said in another of my replies that has not been posted, we are not the super worried people who wash their hands at every touch, etc. We allow them to know nature. To play and to get the odd 'germ'. But in that reply that wasnt posted...i was worried that hands on the ground. Crushed fun...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Need urgent ID
Replies: 12
Views: 200

Re: Need urgent ID

I do hope that you will take away some positives rather than just negatives from this, and that you might gain some understanding of why those with some knowledge of the subject tend to get upset when fungi are needlessly destroyed. A manifestly obvious example I know, but imagine, for example, how ...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungi in Cactus Pot
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Fungi in Cactus Pot

The small one is almost certainly a newly emerging fruitbody of the same species as the others. They will have grown from spores which will either have been in the cactus compost/soil, when you obtained it, or carried there by air currents. (Fungus spores are literally everywhere!). Can't be certain...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri May 31, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Just conformation please
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Just conformation please

A useful resource is Kew's Herbtrack https://herbtrack.science.kew.org/search Type in "Daldinia" and click "Search" and you can run through the list of finds and look for the ones from GB and Ireland. Cheers Chris. - As you say, that could be useful. ;) I don't suppose you have any knowledge of wha...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu May 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 70
Views: 24960

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

Thanks once again, Nelly. - Your comments are always appreciated! My last walk up Blencathra, (described in my previous post, above), was a short up-down affair via Sharp Edge and Hall's Fell Ridge. This time though, my walk would be near enough three times the distance, and with more than twice the...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu May 30, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Just conformation please
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Just conformation please

Hi Nelly, As you probably know, determining any fungus species with 100% confidence from a photo can be somewhat tricky. Your find does seem to have all the right macro characteristics for Daldinia concentrica - i.e. (certainly one of) the stromata looks to be well over 25mm in size, and the surface...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon May 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: What is this?

Hi,

It's one of the Peziza species of "cup" fungus. - Possibly Peziza repanda, but there are other look-alike species.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sun May 19, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus growing in multi-purpose compost
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Fungus growing in multi-purpose compost

Hi,

I may be wrong, but think these have all the general hallmarks of Agrocybe praecox.

Regards,
Mike.