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by Chris Yeates
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Guernsey lily (Nerine) fungus
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Guernsey lily (Nerine) fungus

Fay's suggestion is a good one, but I suspect these are just random spots on leaves such as you can find on plants in most gardens. I appreciate you don't do microscopy but if you don't already have one then please get a basic x10 lens: eg: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jewellers-Magnifier-magnifying-mag...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Blue-tinged Cortinarius?
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Blue-tinged Cortinarius?

Hi Nick yes it's a Cortinarius , but there the problems start. The few experts in this group do not agree on a lot of species deliminations and it's now down to sequencing to sort them out and see if there are any constant morphological characters which may help mere mortals in the future. There are...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Yellow mushrooms popping up all over my garden
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Yellow mushrooms popping up all over my garden

Hello and welcome to UK Fungi. The first 4 images are (probably) mostly a Flammulina species (velvet shank) The 5th (with nettle in the shot) is Lepista flaccida (tawny funnel) - this has apparently been frequent this year, I've come across it quite a lot. The final images are of Hypholoma fascicula...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Birch Polypore
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Birch Polypore

Hello Deborah
See: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5380686/ but just taking it in powdered form seems very hit-and-miss. How much / little should one take? Is the content of the potentially valuable metabolites evenly spread across the whole population of the fungus? etc. etc.
by Chris Yeates
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified Fungus at Dunwich Heath
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Unidentified Fungus at Dunwich Heath

Russet Toughshank (Gymnopus dryophilus)? Not with that gill attachment. At this time of the year, as the frosts set in, we tend to get the unresolved photographs from earlier in the season for which it is impossible to get more info. It's fair enough and no reflection on Bob whose enquiries are gen...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Ash die-back
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Ash die-back

As it's currently in the news I thought I would show an image of the culprit. The disease started out as the anamorphic Chalara stage, but (as often happens) this has been followed by the sexual "discomycete" state. A key character separating it from the benign Hymenoscyphus albidus on the same subs...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID Please
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: ID Please

Thanks Andrew
I'll PM you my email address (and will treat yours as confidential, as I always do).
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID Please
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: ID Please

Hello Andrew and welcome to UK Fungi Perhaps the reason for your struggles is that this fungus has assumed an atypical shape, due to its being mature and (probably) the amount of rain we've had recently. It is surely that most attractive of the waxcaps - Porpolomopsis calyptriformis = Hygrocybe caly...
by Chris Yeates
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Suillus species?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Suillus species?

Hello Bob
Yes the first three show one of the moulds which attack older boletes. The last shot looks to me like classic Imleria badia (=Boletus badius).
Best wishes
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Cystolepiota bucknallii
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Possible Cystolepiota bucknallii

Spore-print? I suspect if you did one you would get brownish spores, ruling out Cystolepiota - which in addition should show veil remnants.
I think this is Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina.
Cheers
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Found on well rotted beech stump
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Found on well rotted beech stump

A spore print is always useful in these cases - you dont have to take the whole cap. There seems to be a pinkish flush on some of the gills. One can't see the gill attachment . . . if the gills were free then a pink spored/ free-gilled / lignicolous toadstool without a volva would suggest a Pluteus ...
by Chris Yeates
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Cordyceps?
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Cordyceps?

Looks fine to me, it's been "grazed" a bit . . .