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by Chris Yeates
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Pezizaceae
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Possible Pezizaceae

Hi Bob With these fungi the first thing to check is whether the asci stain blue (at least at apex), by no means do all "cups" belong in the Pezizaceae. That said you have entered a taxonomic minefield. See: https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/3153301/Pfister_PhylogeneticDiversityCore.pdf?seq...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Galerina clavata confirmation
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Galerina clavata confirmation

Hi when I saw the image with the 5 spores which are rather egg-shaped, and appear smooth I had my doubts; but looking at the wider image with many more almond-shaped spores I'm more convinced; plus you do state that the spores were rough. Here are my efforts with this species: Galerina clavata 0a.jp...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 18
Views: 1886

Re: One to look out for

In New Zealand, JAC informs me Griselinia is not particularly coastal, it is also the less common genus for the Physalacria . https://avh.ala.org.au/occurrences/search?taxa=griselinia+littoralis#tab_mapView The commoner hosts are Pseudopanax crassifolius & Ps. arboreus : https://avh.ala.org.au/occur...
by Chris Yeates
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 18
Views: 1886

Re: One to look out for

Hi Jerry Cooper has just drawn my attention to this overview of New Zealand Physalacriaceae: https://www.funnz.org.nz/sites/default/files/2016-MycNotes34-Physlacriaceae_1.pdf Although it deals with a mycota literally a world away it still makes interesting reading and much is relevant to GB & I. Not...
by Chris Yeates
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 18
Views: 1886

Re: One to look out for

Latest map:
Physalacria stilboidea.jpg
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 18
Views: 1886

Re: One to look out for

Chris Johnson wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:57 pm
Now much farther north ... on the first leaf I picked up :shock:
Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
Chris
Excellent! Farther north - but climate largely ameliorated by Gulf Stream? Could I have the grid ref.? I'll add it to the map . . .
regards
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 18
Views: 1886

Re: One to look out for

Physalacria stilboidea found at RHS Garden Wisley on 24th Jan 2019. Is that the furthest inland it's been found in the UK (TQ065579)? The age of leaf seemed to be critical. Not recently fallen and yellow but a tan-brown colour (so with hints of yellow) and still quite leathery in texture. Older bro...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Bluish discomycete
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Bluish discomycete

Good work James let's hope the man himself (Andreas) will make a comment. The key thing is that the whole exercise has given you a lot of experience/learnt skills - ultimately it's the only way one starts to get to grips with a group. PS - a good set of images of Mollisia fusca here - from a very ex...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Bluish discomycete
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Bluish discomycete

Hi James on wood this is probably a Mollisia . Not an easy area - in the past this would probably have been called Mollisia cinerea by most people (a bit of a dumping ground, in the same way that old " Scutellinia scutellata " will have covered several species). If you haven't already download this:...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Literature for resupinates, brackets, crusts etc
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Literature for resupinates, brackets, crusts etc

If one uses this book in conjunction with the several volumes of the Corticiaceae of Northern Europe you will have fewer excuses for not getting to grips with this daunting group (I include myself in this of course!). CofNE has detailed drawings of microstructures - which I think the Hampshire book ...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: On Living Ivy
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: On Living Ivy

Hi Chris
These pages from Grove's Stem & Leaf Fungi vol. II may cast some light on the middle (and possibly the first) one. Am I correct in thinking that what I am seeing in the third one are asci with elongate spores?