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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: 64

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: 78

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: 2341

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: 2341

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: 152

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: 79

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: 78

Re: Orange fungus - Octospora rutilans?

Sorry Bob, but without microscopy there's no chance of an ID of this interesting fungus.
Chris
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: 86

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: 110

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: 22
Views: 2341

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: 22
Views: 2341

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: 22
Views: 2341

Re: One to look out for

Latest map:
Physalacria stilboidea.jpg
Chris