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by Simon Horsnall
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Rust on Hop Plant
Replies: 9
Views: 3169

Re: Rust on Hop Plant

Doesn't this look more mould than rust?
by Simon Horsnall
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Breakdown of number of fungal species
Replies: 15
Views: 6607

Breakdown of number of fungal species

I've been on a couple of forays now and spent a bit of time looking at fungi in my local area. The number I keep encountering is 15000 UK spp. Now I am aware that this covers a wide range of different fungal groupings. Can somebody please give some indication of how this 15000 is split between the g...
by Simon Horsnall
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lichen on waste ground
Replies: 10
Views: 6224

Re: Lichen on waste ground

Thanks guys. I shall see what I can do but I'm really at the limit of my photographic skills. The closest match of the three is the Marchandiomyces corallinus but I would say that it is more orange than pink (maybe pinkish orange but not pink). I'll try to get some under the microscope as well. The ...
by Simon Horsnall
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lichen on waste ground
Replies: 10
Views: 6224

Re: Lichen on waste ground

Sorry I overlooked this. Small clusters of orange spots approx 0.5 - 1 mm across. Will try to get photos tomorrow.
by Simon Horsnall
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lichen on waste ground
Replies: 10
Views: 6224

Re: Lichen on waste ground

Thanks Chris and Christine. It appears to have a very fine, pale tomentum which is densest at the thallus margins (at X20). The veins are flattened and pale with pale interstices, in most cases almost indiscernible but in a few cases slightly darker, tan coloured. Most rhizines are simple but some h...
by Simon Horsnall
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lichen on waste ground
Replies: 10
Views: 6224

Re: Lichen on waste ground

Thanks Chris. Perhaps should have mentioned I brought a small sample back for just such an eventuality. I can see rhizines and venation. There is still a large amount of adhering substrate so don't want to yank it off and find I've damaged the very structures I need to see. I'm not sure I could get ...
by Simon Horsnall
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lichen on waste ground
Replies: 10
Views: 6224

Lichen on waste ground

Came across this lichen on an old iron works site. It appeared to be growing on the soil. Surrounded by sparse birch scrub. Any chance of a steer in the right direction please? Rabbit turd included for scale.
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by Simon Horsnall
Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: I'm only trying to get to genus
Replies: 7
Views: 2468

Re: I'm only trying to get to genus

Thanks all. I was expecting something a little more convincing for the "milk" (what is the correct name for it?). Perhaps the specimen was a little dry? Anyway, seeing as we've gone down the determination to species line, the milk is white and unchanging. On the tip of the tongue, initially it was m...
by Simon Horsnall
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: I'm only trying to get to genus
Replies: 7
Views: 2468

Re: I'm only trying to get to genus

Thanks Mike and thanks for not spoiling it. The second had me thinking Lactarius initially (it is very brittle) but I couldn't seem to get any liquid out of it when I cut it in the field. I can just about squeeze something liquid out of the specimens but you can turn anything to mush with enough bru...
by Simon Horsnall
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: I'm only trying to get to genus
Replies: 7
Views: 2468

Re: I'm only trying to get to genus

2. By far the commonest fungus I saw today, growing in vast troops. Betula , Crataegus and Salix present, generally growing in grassland away from the canopy. Spore print will almost certainly turn out to be white or very pale cream as all the mature fruit bodies looked like explosions in icing suga...
by Simon Horsnall
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: I'm only trying to get to genus
Replies: 7
Views: 2468

I'm only trying to get to genus

As part of my fungal education, I'm trying to get to genus with a number of specimens of macrofungi before I even start trying to determine species. I set myself the target of three today but only came back with two (but I did get a lichen and a caddisfly). If you can do them to species, please don'...
by Simon Horsnall
Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Mildew on Oxalis corniculata
Replies: 3
Views: 2517

Re: Mildew on Oxalis corniculata

Thanks Chris. It definitely wasn't a rust, I can get that far most of the time. It has been moved to Erysiphe now has it? It now seems a good bet as all the genera seem to have been lumped in it. I might start labelling my requests as " Erysiphe on..." This fungal taxonomy seems to be in constant fl...