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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: 195329

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
by Chris Yeates
Wed May 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 23
Views: 4101

Re: One to look out for

I have been in touch again with Martyn Ainsworth at Kew. He has kindly given me the accurate grid reference for the Anglesey record, plus a couple of new records of his. He agrees that the fungus is probably an endophyte. Here is the amended map - I've made the dots a bit bigger for ease of use. Chr...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Ampelomyces quisqualis on Podosphaera
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Ampelomyces quisqualis on Podosphaera

Hi Jenny nice find and very nice material. I suspect that there may be a lot of host-related crypto-species in this area. I have found a similar fungus on Erysiphe euonymi-japonici , the very common powdery mildew on japanese spindle. Molecular studies have shown that the Ampelomyces / Cicinobolus g...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Query of unknown fungi?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Query of unknown fungi?

Hello and welcome to UK fungi. Adam is of course completely correct; I am intrigued by the phrase "Hadrian shell" as there is a Phallus hadriani a rather rare, mostly coastal species https://species.nbnatlas.org/species/NHMSYS0001493100. Yours is not that species however.
Best wishes
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Manchester Fungi ID request
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Manchester Fungi ID request

I agree about Daedaleopsis, but it would be useful to know the habitat as well; please do read viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49
by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lichenicolous on Ochrolechia parella
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Lichenicolous on Ochrolechia parella

Hello Jenny
this is a totally unknown area for me, However ASCOFrance comes up with http://www.ascofrance.com/search_recolte/3666
Alain Gardiennet seems to be very good on lichenicolous fungi; but surely without images of the micro-structures one is in the realms of mere conjecture?
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: What is the current name for Daisy Rust
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: What is the current name for Daisy Rust

. . . PS. I think it's not good form for recording apps to alter the taxonomic concept being recorded without some kind of warning. I suspect I now have a few Puccinia lagenophorae records where the host is Bellis not Senecio. Any recording system worth its salt should have a field recording the or...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Slides
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Slides

They can actually be very useful, they're the ones I usually use. Best used with a relatively hard-leaded pencil, helps one keep track of what's what especially with semi-permanent lactophenol-based mounts.
by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Found under a bush, growing in soil.
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Found under a bush, growing in soil.

This could well be Agrocybe dura , but as Adam says we would need to see the underside to go any further. You can always then turn the fungus back to spread more spores (or pop it gills down in a bush to spread even more), but by this time hundreds of thousands of spores have already been liberated....
by Chris Yeates
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Egg shell-like part buried fungi in soil
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Egg shell-like part buried fungi in soil

At the risk of contradicting Adam I think these are more likely to be freshly opening Geopora fruitbodies, probably Geopora sumneriana.Is there a cedar tree (or possible a yew tree or yew hedge) in the vicinity?

Chris
Geopora sumneriana 0a.jpg
by Chris Yeates
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Another new lichenicolous species for the UK (and the Northern Hemisphere)
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Another new lichenicolous species for the UK (and the Northern Hemisphere)

Hi Paul I organised a BMS workshop and Spring Foray at Cober Hill back in 2004. Lovely spot - though I am biased, being a Scarborough lad! I am currently assembling a Yorkshire Mycota (nearly 10% done - over 520 species). If there were any local records of lichenicolous species I'd be interested (or...