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by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lichenicolous on Ochrolechia parella
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Lichenicolous on Ochrolechia parella

Hello Jenny
this is a totally unknown area for me, However ASCOFrance comes up with http://www.ascofrance.com/search_recolte/3666
Alain Gardiennet seems to be very good on lichenicolous fungi; but surely without images of the micro-structures one is in the realms of mere conjecture?
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: What is the current name for Daisy Rust
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: What is the current name for Daisy Rust

. . . PS. I think it's not good form for recording apps to alter the taxonomic concept being recorded without some kind of warning. I suspect I now have a few Puccinia lagenophorae records where the host is Bellis not Senecio. Any recording system worth its salt should have a field recording the or...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Slides
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Slides

They can actually be very useful, they're the ones I usually use. Best used with a relatively hard-leaded pencil, helps one keep track of what's what especially with semi-permanent lactophenol-based mounts.
by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Found under a bush, growing in soil.
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Found under a bush, growing in soil.

This could well be Agrocybe dura , but as Adam says we would need to see the underside to go any further. You can always then turn the fungus back to spread more spores (or pop it gills down in a bush to spread even more), but by this time hundreds of thousands of spores have already been liberated....
by Chris Yeates
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Egg shell-like part buried fungi in soil
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Egg shell-like part buried fungi in soil

At the risk of contradicting Adam I think these are more likely to be freshly opening Geopora fruitbodies, probably Geopora sumneriana.Is there a cedar tree (or possible a yew tree or yew hedge) in the vicinity?

Chris
Geopora sumneriana 0a.jpg
by Chris Yeates
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Another new lichenicolous species for the UK (and the Northern Hemisphere)
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Another new lichenicolous species for the UK (and the Northern Hemisphere)

Hi Paul I organised a BMS workshop and Spring Foray at Cober Hill back in 2004. Lovely spot - though I am biased, being a Scarborough lad! I am currently assembling a Yorkshire Mycota (nearly 10% done - over 520 species). If there were any local records of lichenicolous species I'd be interested (or...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Fungi on invertebrates
Replies: 0
Views: 238

Fungi on invertebrates

I know some naturalists don't like the term "invertebrates" but in this context I crave their indulgence. This was collected recently while searching for microfungi on gorse. I am grateful to the YNU Coleoptera Recorder Bob Marsh for his prompt response; this weevil (scarce in Yorks but widely distr...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 22
Views: 2678

Re: One to look out for

Is it everywhere where there is Griselinia? but no-one has looked for it before. As I said in a previous post: It would be interesting to know how the fungus spreads, I would suspect that it survives as an endophyte . From the RHS website it would appear that Griselinia littoralis is propagated by ...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 22
Views: 2678

Re: One to look out for

Bonsoir Hervé
Magnifique! Je pense qu'il ne fait aucun doute que vous avez trouvé cette espèce.

Amitiés
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Galerina??? growing in compost
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Galerina??? growing in compost

I have collected Pholiotina hadrocystis on a soil/woodchip mix in a town centre raised flower-bed, but you need microscopy to take these to species.
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified fungus growing inside a recycling bin
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Unidentified fungus growing inside a recycling bin

Hi Bob * A fascinating record. This is Schizophyllum commune , a remarkably adaptive fungus - see the comment about it having fruited in a little girl's sinuses here: https://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/feb2000.html ; though at least in that case one could imagine where it's getting its carbon ...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Orange fungus - Octospora rutilans?
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Orange fungus - Octospora rutilans?

Sorry Bob, but without microscopy there's no chance of an ID of this interesting fungus.
Chris