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by Chris Yeates
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Ash die-back
Replies: 0
Views: 4

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: 56

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: 56

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: 47

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: 63

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: 78

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: 91

Re: Cordyceps?

Looks fine to me, it's been "grazed" a bit . . .
by Chris Yeates
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Patch of Boletes?
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Patch of Boletes?

Basic toadstool identifying:
  • Does it have gills? If it has a veil like this carefully remove it - then does it have gills?
  • If it is has gills is it honey fungus? - the majority of beginners' posts seem always to be honey fungus.
  • This will have gills; it is honey fungus . . . .
by Chris Yeates
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Peziza Repanda
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Peziza Repanda

Hello Neil Not a Peziza : Otidea sp. impossible to take it further without pure guesswork*. Regards Chris *though this - well worth getting if you regularly visit the New Forest - https://www.abebooks.co.uk/Fungi-New-Forest-Mycota-Dickson-Leonard/11183910044/bd might give an idea of what has been fo...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: quorn
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: quorn

davetherave wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:29 am
I believe quorn is a fungal product does anyone konw anything about what it looks like or how they grow it?
https://www.quorn.co.uk/about-quorn
by Chris Yeates
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: shaggy parasol?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: shaggy parasol?

I agree with Adam; a quick 'snap' and a 5-word message, which carries no information is hardly sufficient.
I recently spent many hours checking out a Chlorophyllum collection (which this might be) including taking numerous photo's of micro-structures - there are 'look-alikes'.
by Chris Yeates
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Bunch of ? on rotten fallen tree
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Bunch of ? on rotten fallen tree

Loath though I am to disagree with Mal, I have to here. The gills, running down virtually to the base of the stem are diagnostic for Pleurotus cornucopiae. Check out pages 375-376 of the 2nd edition of Funga Nordica.
Chris