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by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified Orange-Pink Parasite
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Unidentified Orange-Pink Parasite

Found on Saturday 4th July, parasitizing the fruitbodies of Kretzschmaria deusta . On site, viewing only with a hand lens, I thought that the very tiny spherical pink "balls" might possibly be something like an unknown (to me) Nectria . Viewing the sample more closely at home, I then thought maybe a...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 766
Views: 157704

Re: Fungus Of The Day (identified fungi only please, with species name)

Found yesterday - Hygrocybe vitellina : - A small, rather uncommon species. - (Certainly in my area - I've only ever seen them at this one site). These are some of the front-runners of a small patch which reliably appear year after year on a shady woodland bank (under a Holly bush!), rather than the...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 766
Views: 157704

Re: Fungus Of The Day (identified fungi only please, with species name)

Abortiporus biennis (I think) growing on an old tree stump. Another county first, unless I got me ID wrong ;) Looks spot on to me Adam. Nice find! Typical growth of the fruitbodies, around and completely encircling blades of grass. Last time I saw any A.biennis was back in 2009, when I came across ...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Peziza repanda
Replies: 5
Views: 1891

Re: Possible Peziza repanda

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. It's always useful to mention the actual sizes of finds, as it's often difficult to decide from photos. Assuming that your romer grid card is about 9cm in overall width, that would make the large fruitbody about 10-11cm. So, with that sort of size and mid brown hymenium ...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Microscope for spore examination
Replies: 38
Views: 12594

Re: Microscope for spore examination

. . . Brunel has offered us a trinocular SP40 at a good price and we think it has all of the specifications needed . . . Are you sure what's being offered is a trinocular? - My understanding is that the (standard) SP-40 is a binocular microscope: - http://www.brunelmicroscopes.co.uk/catalogue_pdfs/...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: FAQs - Member Resources - Change Requests
Topic: "HOW TO" Guide to making a spore print of a mushroom
Replies: 1
Views: 1502

Re: "HOW TO" Guide to making a spore print of a mushroom

Good thread Adam, A spore print should be one of the first things to be done when trying to name an unidentified find! My usual method, along with other useful hints, is described in the " Help Us To Help You Identify Your Finds " thread: - http://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49 Take a spore...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Bright orange rust on unknown plant
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: Bright orange rust on unknown plant

Thanks Mike :D From what I'm reading, it looks like Triphragmium filipendulae is restricted to F. vulgaris, making this Triphragmium ulmariae . . . Oooops! Sorry Adam. I hadn't spotted the comment in the Wilson & Henderson description, which does confirm that T.filipendulae , is found only on Filip...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Bright orange rust on unknown plant
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: Bright orange rust on unknown plant

Hi Adam, Nice one! (great photos too!) The plant looks like Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria . If so, that would make the rust the aecidial stage of either Triphragmium filipendulae , or Triphragmium ulmariae . Details for both in Wilson & Henderson - British Rust Fungi" - 1966 :- Triphragmium filipe...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Microscope for spore examination
Replies: 38
Views: 12594

Re: Microscope for spore examination

. . . .No-brainer (as they say) anyone looking for an extremely well-specced entry-level scope should snap one of these up; that's my honest opinion anyway . . . . Chris I can only agree. Apart from the small chance of a better specced second hand trinoc. turning up, I doubt very much whether there...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Trachyspora intrusa on Lady's Mantle
Replies: 7
Views: 2498

Re: Trachyspora intrusa on Lady's Mantle

adampembs wrote:I think Chris used a DIC microscope. for those. :ugeek:
Yep,

The lottery machine once again declined to dispense the balls matching with the six numbers printed on my ticket, so unfortunately, my order for a DIC scope, (and an Aston Martin), continues to be on hold. :D :D

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Mildew on Meadowsweet
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: Mildew on Meadowsweet

Hi again, I had a good look at the now fairly dry sample leaves this morning (with the stereo scope). No signs at all of chasmothecia. If I'm understanding things correctly, chasmothecia are generally produced towards the end of the growth period for the species in question, and would contain the as...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Mildew on Meadowsweet
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: Mildew on Meadowsweet

Hi Chris, Unfortunately I didn't get any shots of the plants or of entire leaves, but yes, the mildew had distorted the stems and leaves quite considerably, and the plants looked pretty much white in colour, from some distance. From the literature I looked at, I did suspect Podosphaera spiraeae ( bu...