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by Chris Yeates
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus, indoor, soil.
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Fungus, indoor, soil.

my camera quality isn't great but hopefully these are better :) I have also read the edibility section though no interest in eating them even if edible. Thank you. EDIT: One more thing, I sleep very close to the 'garden', should i be concerned about possible long term exposure to the spores through...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Fungus on ivy
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: Fungus on ivy

Hi Mark It's always worth reading descriptions as well as looking at macro-type photographs. I suppose I can see the superficial resemblance to Proliferodiscus . Stictis species are very different - the apothecia are sunk below the surface level. Lachnum corticale has very different "hairs". However...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Fungi on dung
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Fungi on dung

I would recommend the study of coprophilous fungi to anyone with a decent microscope - though a stereo 'scope is really handy as well. It's not as weird or unpleasant an area of study as it may appear - I would, however stick to herbivore dung in the first instance. Trust me - rabbit dung is basical...
by Chris Yeates
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Arnium apiculatum
Replies: 0
Views: 357

Arnium apiculatum

Found a couple of days ago on a dead stem in a stand of hemlock, Conium maculatum which must be impressive in the summer as some of the still-standing dead stems were well over 2 metres high. I understand that sludge from a nearby sewage fam was dumped there some years ago - hence the luxurious grow...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 29
Views: 11238

Re: One to look out for

Physalacria stilboidea seen today in Shepley, S of Huddersfield, highest site yet I think, at 234 metres. Also interesting is that it was on a Griselinia variety with variegated leaves. I have found two Griselinia shrubs by the baptist chapel at Scapegoat Hill - pictured here: https://en.wikipedia....
by Chris Yeates
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Lophium mytilinum
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Lophium mytilinum

I've always been intrigued by these "bivalve" fungi, so was rather surprised for my first find to be on a fallen pine cone from a planted tree in a narrow stretch of woodland fringing a "catchwater" high in the Pennines. The specific epithet " mytilinum " derives from the Latin Mytilus a mussel http...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 838
Views: 271429

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Nice stuff Chris
I only ever seem to find Botryobasidium anamorphs.I was going to post on this thread but will leave it for a day or so. so as not to push this off "top spot" as it were. Has there ever been talk of a UKFungi Gallery?
t'other Chris
by Chris Yeates
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Sarcoscypha
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Sarcoscypha

As it's that time of year; interesting discussion here: http://www.ascofrance.com/forum/61108/s ... -coccinea#. There's also Zotto's useful webpages:
http://www.gbif-mycology.de/HostedSites ... scypha.htm
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Amarenomyces ammophilae
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Amarenomyces ammophilae

Hi Chris Stick these images on ASCOFrance, so much better than what's on at the moment (might be worth correcting "pycnidium" first, mind ;) ). Love the section - I'm rubbish at sections - do you have a particular technique? I suppose the structure of the marram leaf gives you guidelines in this ins...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Idnetification
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Idnetification

Agree fully with what Adam says above. Is it in a flowerpot? Strange . . . . looks rather like Phaeolus schweintzii - but in a flowerpot :?: :?:
by Chris Yeates
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Fungi on lichens
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Fungi on lichens

This post brings to mind Jenny Seawright's idea of a separate page for lichenicolous fungi, which I thought was good. Most lichenologists tend to post their LFs on the Lichen page and I'm sure there will be others on various fungi pages. This posting of Chris's will be difficult to find in future a...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Fungi on lichens
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Fungi on lichens

Yes, we know that lichens all have a fungus as part of their structure, but there are lichenicolous fungi which exist as parasites, commensals or saprobes on dead lichen tissue. Known as "LFs" to the lichenologists apparently. I suspect this species is not uncommon but few people are looking. This i...