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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: 78

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: 78

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: 130

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: 130

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: 130

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,...
by jimmymac2
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Rust on Walnut (Juglans regia)
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Rust on Walnut (Juglans regia)

Thanks Nick, I had gone for rust due to the orange colour and I'd assumed the black spots on the surface were pycnidia, but I'll chase that lead.

James
by jimmymac2
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Rust on Walnut (Juglans regia)
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Rust on Walnut (Juglans regia)

Hello I found this rust in a communal garden in Painswick, Gloucestershire on several walnut leaves. Again as I didn't have permission to collect fungi I had to make do with a photo. I have looked in the Henderson Host Plant Guide however there aren't any species listed under Juglans. Does anyone ha...
by jimmymac2
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Pluteus?
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Pluteus?

This morning this fungus was found growing out of a Birch log in Graeme Hendrey Wood in Surrey. My first thought was a Pluteus but then I realised the gills were not pink-tinged from spores despite the fruiting bodies looking quite mature. However when producing a spore print it was obvious that the...
by jimmymac2
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Mildew on Black Medick
Replies: 0
Views: 651

Mildew on Black Medick

Yesterday I noticed that a lot of the Black Medick Medicago lupulina growing in the gaps in the patio was looking very unhealthy. I looked closer and saw that most of it was infected with a mildew on both the upper and the lower surfaces of the leaves. I've never noticed this mildew before despite t...
by jimmymac2
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on Holly leaf
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Fungus on Holly leaf

Hello

Today in West Sussex I came across this small orange fungus on the top side of a holly leaf, not one that I've knowingly come across before. I do still have the leaf so if any microscopic work needs to be done on it, then I should be able to do that.

Thanks in advance for any help.

James
by jimmymac2
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

Re: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle

Hi Chris Thanks a lot for your comment. I wasn't even sure if it was fungal when I first saw it, so I'm amazed that it's possible to identify it (tentatively at least)! I'm fairly sure of the identity of the beetle. I'll definitely keep an eye out for more of this fungus on my beetle specimens. Best...
by jimmymac2
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

Re: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle

The beetle has been identified as Patrobus atrorufus, a widespread beetle in the tribe Patrobini found in woodlands and wet grasslands.

James