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by Chris Yeates
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID request. Think it could be Ganoderma Australe.
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: ID request. Think it could be Ganoderma Australe.

Certainly a Ganoderma , and on gross morphology probably G. australe . However to be 100% sure it's best to check the spores with a microscope. There is usually a good cinnamon-coloured spore deposit underneath these brackets, any competent local mycologist with access to a microscope could check th...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Oomycete - Peronospora chenopodii-polyspermi
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Oomycete - Peronospora chenopodii-polyspermi

Nice find Jenny - Perhaps the Rusts, Smuts and Mildews thread might be more appropriate - but no big deal. . . not a species I know, the host is rather rare as far north as Yorkshire; I think I've only seen it here once, back in the 1980s W of Sheffield. https://bsbi.org/maps?taxonid=2cd4p9h.xg8 I'm...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Need urgent ID
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Need urgent ID

When I worked in museums one day someone arrived at the front desk - with a small box full of fungi. The fungi had come from a local garden, there was a chance that a small child had eaten some. The child was currently in A&E and I was asked whether they should apply gastric lavage (ie pump his/her)...
by Chris Yeates
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Literature and resources for Ascomycetes
Replies: 5
Views: 6658

Re: Literature and resources for Ascomycetes

Hot off the (digital) press - this is an important classification of "discomycetes" in the broad sense. Downloadable - full marks to IMA Fungus for making this and similar papers Open Access:

https://imafungus.biomedcentral.com/art ... 019-0002-x
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Fungus on Hedge Garlic
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Fungus on Hedge Garlic

Yep - Hyaloperonospora niessliana - quite common on Alliaria if one checks the undersides of leaves showing paler patches on their upper surface, as you have done, Mark. Hyaloperonospora niessliana 0a.jpg There was a time when UK records on Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) were limited to this species on A...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Big collection of 2nd hand fungi books
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Big collection of 2nd hand fungi books

While not wishing to do Summerfield out of their earnings (and this is the only post I shall make in this thread) I would point out that all volumes of The Corticiaceae of North Europe are available (free) as online PDFs (the link has been posted on this website - see bottom of http://www.mykoweb.co...
by Chris Yeates
Fri May 31, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Two species of Peziza on compost?
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Two species of Peziza on compost?

Hi Jenny you need at least mature spores, i.e. naturally ejected. Laying a cover slip over the hymenium works slightly better in my experience than using a microscope slide. Also needed is a section through the whole fruitbody. Peziza is not as straightforward as was once thought (where have we hear...
by Chris Yeates
Fri May 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Just conformation please
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Just conformation please

A useful resource is Kew's Herbtrack https://herbtrack.science.kew.org/search

Type in "Daldinia" and click "Search" and you can run through the list of finds and look for the ones from GB and Ireland.
by Chris Yeates
Thu May 23, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Twayblade mildew
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Twayblade mildew

o.ellingham wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:15 am
It is difficult to say for sure, but I think it most likely to be a disruption of the epidermal layer of the plant that has produced this powdery white appearance.
My thoughts exactly - the pattern of "infection" just doesn't look quite right.

Chris
by Chris Yeates
Mon May 20, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Dead fly with Entomophthora fungus?
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Dead fly with Entomophthora fungus?

Yes I would think Entomophthora is a safe bet. At one time these tended to be all called E. muscae , but that is probably a species complex. If you have the specimen https://pdf.sciencedirectassets.com/277912/1-s2.0-S0007152882X80016/1-s2.0-S0007152882800060/main.pdf?x-amz-security-token=AgoJb3JpZ2l...
by Chris Yeates
Wed May 08, 2019 12:12 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: 772
Views: 195338

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Interesting
So is that a grazed area made by the detritivore/herbivore/(fungivore?) millipede? One assumes that a predatory centipede would have no interest in fungi.
by Chris Yeates
Sun May 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Betony fungus
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Betony fungus

Possibly, but one can't rule out developing Puccinia betonicae, which looks like this in its early stages and would be far more likely. I'd check back in a month or so. Any micro-shots?
cheers
Chris