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by Chris Yeates
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on Holly
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Fungus on Holly

Nectria and associated genera form a very difficult area, now more is known about them. Ideally you need: to know whether the perithecia have been formed on a stroma (probably 'yes' in this case) measurements / descriptions of asci and ascopores a thin section through a perithecium a description of...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Seasons Greetings

And from me - don't forget to use this excellent site throughout the year. Fungi don't just start to appear in autumn! 1542649076652blob.jpg.png (fungal Christmas tree culture plate): star : Talaromyces stipitatus branches : Aspergillus nidulan s ornaments : Penicillium marneffei trunk : Aspergillus...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Need some help identifying these mushrooms
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Need some help identifying these mushrooms

Most funny is that Index fungorum lists BOTH taxa , Sutorius luridiformis and Neoboletus erythropus although both taxa definitely mean the same fungus (the one the picture shows). So, all is clear now, isn't it? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: best wishes, Andreas I am currently slowly writing up a mycota of Y...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Laccaria
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Re: Possible Laccaria

The ring-zone obvious on both the fruit-bodies which show the full stem immediately rules out Laccaria.
At this time of year one would suspect Tubaria, but the gill attachment looks wrong - ah just seen Mike's comments. Perhaps Andreas will seal it
by Chris Yeates
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:12 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: 766
Views: 164645

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

Chris Johnson wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Common early coloniser of cow dung: Ascobolus stercorarius
Fabulous - get it on ASCOfrance . . . .
by Chris Yeates
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Velvet Shank ?
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Velvet Shank ?

Thanks. So the first two are Flammulina ? Fortunately my local nature reporting site hasn't caught onto the different varieties of velvet shank yet. The latter hollow tube is about the thickness of my thumb wouldn't that be too large for the stalk of a shank ? Yes of course it can be recorded as Fl...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Velvet Shank ?
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Velvet Shank ?

Hello - and welcome to UK Fungi Flammulina is now recognised to be comprised of several species, not easy to distinguish in the field - see for example: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/49249474_The_delimitation_of_Flammulina_Fennae Putting that aside I don't see why your mystery fungus coul...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Little agaric in grass and moss
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Little agaric in grass and moss

Definitely Galerina for me. Not an easy genus - ideally one needs to know (some of which you already have): presence/absence of pleurocystidia shape of a good range of cheilocystidia number of spores per basidium spore ornamentation presence/absence of a "plage" spore size and shape cap colour on dr...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Mazegill Gloeophyllum
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Possible Mazegill Gloeophyllum

Hi Bob
You say "the centre of the upperside is dark brown although initially it was more orange". This can be down to moisture content - compare the image at top left to the ones taken of part of the same basidiome when it had dried out:
Gloeophyllum sepiarium 0a.jpg
Cheers
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID request
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: ID request

Panaeolus sp., it's rather past it and I wouldn't like to take it much further. Perhaps P. semiovatus looks like this when very old; there might be a young one in the background.

Chris
by Chris Yeates
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified fungus - ID Request
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Unidentified fungus - ID Request

It really would be useful if people could do a routine spore-print, it would make things a lot more straightforward in many cases.
My money would definitely be on Arrhenia - here is A. rickenii growing on thin base-rich soil on an old industrial site:
Arrhenia rickenii 0a.jpg
by Chris Yeates
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on rosehip?
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: Fungus on rosehip?

Hello SJB and welcome to UK fungi Yes almost certainly fungal, and my bet would be the "imperfect" fungus Seimatosporium rosarum . However, without seeing the conidia - "spores" - that bet would never actually be laid. I see this very frequently (whenever I look) but to my shame seldom bother to che...