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by Chris Yeates
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:51 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: 238

Re: Bluish discomycete

Good work James let's hope the man himself (Andreas) will make a comment. The key thing is that the whole exercise has given you a lot of experience/learnt skills - ultimately it's the only way one starts to get to grips with a group. PS - a good set of images of Mollisia fusca here - from a very ex...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:22 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: 238

Re: Bluish discomycete

Hi James on wood this is probably a Mollisia . Not an easy area - in the past this would probably have been called Mollisia cinerea by most people (a bit of a dumping ground, in the same way that old " Scutellinia scutellata " will have covered several species). If you haven't already download this:...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Literature for resupinates, brackets, crusts etc
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: Literature for resupinates, brackets, crusts etc

If one uses this book in conjunction with the several volumes of the Corticiaceae of Northern Europe you will have fewer excuses for not getting to grips with this daunting group (I include myself in this of course!). CofNE has detailed drawings of microstructures - which I think the Hampshire book ...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: On Living Ivy
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: On Living Ivy

Hi Chris
These pages from Grove's Stem & Leaf Fungi vol. II may cast some light on the middle (and possibly the first) one. Am I correct in thinking that what I am seeing in the third one are asci with elongate spores?
by Chris Yeates
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unknown mushroom (was Agaricus sp?)
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Agaricus sp?

Agaricus would be expected to have a distinctive ring or ring-like zone; also its gills would go from pale pink through strong pink to dark chocolate, never the colour of your fungus. Gill attachment (even from what one can see here) is wrong, and a spore print would immediately exclude Agaricus . ...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Pluteus cervinus?
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Pluteus cervinus?

Hi Bob
I would say "yes", but I have a feeling that P. cervinus could be a species-complex. I might have mis-remembered this. I'm sure Andreas wil have something useful to impart.
cheers
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Penicillium?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Penicillium?

Hi Chris I would say definitely not Penicillium or similar as there are no penicillate structures and conidiogenesis is not terminal. One for ASCOFrance methinks - Walter Gams might be able to comment. Make sure you put "whale" into the thread title - that should attract attention! I did a flick thr...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Today's finds - East Devon
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Today's finds - East Devon

Hello, well spotted! I think it is Stropharia squamosa, nowadays called Leratiomyces (or Stropholoma) squamosa. best regards, Andreas I still think this is old Armillaria , Andreas. Perhaps A. gallica as per: http://www.damyko.info/ForumA/files/120610_armillaria_gallica_161.jpg If it's L. squamosa ...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Today's finds - East Devon
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Today's finds - East Devon

Hi Zaza top four : Schizophyllum commune * - not uncommonly found on silage bags these days - see: https://www.first-nature.com/fungi/schizophyllum-commune.php bottom four : old honey fungus, Armillaria sp. best wishes Chris * and one of the world's "sexiest" fungi :oops: see: https://botit.botany.w...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible resupinate such as Peniophora sp
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Possible resupinate such as Peniophora sp

I'm happy to go with Andreas' opinion - should have had more confidence in my initial thoughts . . .