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by jimmymac2
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:24 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: 237

Re: Bluish discomycete

Hi Chris Thanks for the link to that key - really helpful! I ran it through the key using the following characters I was able to see on my specimen: Oil 3 KOH+ yellow (not overly strong) Aseptate spores Spores smaller than 13-18(20) x 3.5-4.2 µm These led me to Mollisia fusca , which also seems to f...
by jimmymac2
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:30 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: 237

Bluish discomycete

Hello Today at Devils Dyke on the South Downs I came across this dark bluish disco underneath a log in Ash woodland (so the log presumably belongs to Ash). It is 1mm in diameter. I've attached photos of the whole fruitbodies along with my best efforts at microscopy. The asci are approximately 5um in...
by jimmymac2
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Discomycete
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Discomycete

Thanks Andreas - I think I might leave this at genus level for now - I'll keep your response in mind however for when I'm identifying Lachnums in the future, when I'm somewhat adept. I'll keep the specimen though.

Thanks again
James
by jimmymac2
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Discomycete
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Discomycete

Hi Andreas, Thanks for your response! The tree is an Alder, perhaps that could narrow it down. As for the microscopy, here's a very poor photo of the spores (I think I need to get my 'scope fixed and it's a school night so I couldn't get the proper camera out to measure them). Maybe the shape at lea...
by jimmymac2
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Myxo on mossy trunk
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Myxo on mossy trunk

Thanks so much Mike, that looks like a good fit. And spectacular photos too!!

James
by jimmymac2
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Myxo on mossy trunk
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Myxo on mossy trunk

Hello Yesterday while out and about I found a patch of mossy tree trunk covered in what I think are slime mould fruiting bodies. They are mostly yellowish, covered in white granules and with a black 'stipe' with white 'veins' running longitudinally. The older fruit bodies retain the white granular s...
by jimmymac2
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Discomycete
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Discomycete

Hello Yesterday I found this tiny discomycete under a piece of bark growing on a living tree. The largest fruit body (shown in the picture) is only 0.5mm along the long axis. I haven't done any microscopy yet in case it's not fully mature and I ought to let it mature first. I considered Snowy Disco ...
by jimmymac2
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possibly Irpex?
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Possibly Irpex?

Hi Chris

That really does look like a very good match. Thanks a lot!

James
by jimmymac2
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possibly Irpex?
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Possibly Irpex?

Hello Today I found this crust fungus with clear 'teeth' growing on the trunk of a young Hazel tree. It's not included in Phillips so I did a quick online search where it appears to match Irpex lacteus, however this does not appear to be common in the UK judging by the number of records on the NBN G...
by jimmymac2
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Slime mould on silver birch trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Slime mould on silver birch trunk

Thanks Mike, it certainly does look like a good match. Is the microscopy to confirm this species easy? I don't have much experience with what's needed to confirm myxos. It was found today so it's possible that the specimens I collected may not be completely mature yet.

James
by jimmymac2
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Slime mould on silver birch trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Slime mould on silver birch trunk

Wow! It really does have a very distinctive smell, definitely reminds me of curry powder as mentioned in the first link! I'll record it on the FRDBI, I wasn't expecting it to be something unusual. I have another fruit body that I'm fairly sure is a myxo this time - growing on rotting wood. I took a ...
by jimmymac2
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Slime mould on silver birch trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Slime mould on silver birch trunk

Hello This afternoon I found lots of these slime moulds growing all over a fallen silver birch trunk. They had the general look of a Lycogala species although they seemed a little smaller. Also, they appear to be borne on distinguishable stems which I don't think Lycogala species are. Brownish-grey,...