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by MykoGolfer
Tue May 01, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Exidiopsis calcea query
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Exidiopsis calcea query

Found on the underside of a fallen branch, hard, brittle and yellowish, this was treated as a corticioid. It softens in damp conditions becoming whiter. The spores are allantoid, 15-16 x 5um, a few to 20um, some irregularly shaped, with oily contents. Also some round structures that could be cystidi...
by MykoGolfer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Stereopsis reidii
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Stereopsis reidii

I posted this last year as a possible Cotylidia found at Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR. Since then, specimens have been sent to Dr. A. Martyn Ainsworth at Kew. For the time being, it is recorded on the Fungariun Database as Stereopsis reidii. BUT THIS NOT CONFIRMED. It is awaiting sequencing. If it is, it...
by MykoGolfer
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Lycoperdon utriforme on woodchip
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: Lycoperdon utriforme on woodchip

I think I have finally solved this. Within the wood, very near the woodchip pile, is a small grassless paddock where children exercise some ponies. This Lycoperdon species also grows in the paddock. The woodchip is replenished with material that obviously comes from the stables. I assume that the ho...
by MykoGolfer
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Cotylida
Replies: 0
Views: 793

Possible Cotylida

The Manager of Ainsdale Sand Dunes Reserve sent me a photo of a fungus growing with moss and needles on a sandy pathway. I collected this fungus, now attacked by slugs, on Sunday and collected two more in situ. The largest is 2cms high including stem. They look like Cotylidia undulata but the spore ...
by MykoGolfer
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:52 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: 717
Views: 93213

Fungus of the Day

Episphaeria fraxinicola. This species looks like an Ascomycete and lives under logs and branches. Only when you look at it under a microscope do you realise it is a Basidiomycete. It is very small. The photograph is taken at x 40. I found this on 3rd February at Speke Hall, Liverpool where they have...
by MykoGolfer
Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: FAQs - Member Resources - Change Requests
Topic: "HOW TO" Guide to resize and compress photos (slightly more advanced)
Replies: 1
Views: 1602

Re: "HOW TO" Guide to resize and compress photos (slightly more advanced)

I also have Microsoft Office Picture Manager that compresses and resizes pictures.
by MykoGolfer
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Hohenbuehelia cyphelliformis - I think
Replies: 10
Views: 2633

Re: Hohenbuehelia cyphelliformis - I think

Another communication from Kew. Hope this helps. Following up on what I said about your Hohenbuehelia (see previous email, below), Alick Henrici kindly agreed to examine your specimen. He measured the spores as falling in the range 6-7 x 3-4, somewhat smaller than your size range. Alick says that fo...
by MykoGolfer
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Hohenbuehelia cyphelliformis - I think
Replies: 10
Views: 2633

Re: Hohenbuehelia cyphelliformis - I think

On 13th November, at Childwall Woods, Liverpool, found a similar fruitbody on a stick, probably lime (the area is subject to canine interference). I thought Crepidotus until I saw the cystidia, similar to yours. It looked at H. fluxilis but it had a 4 spored basidia. The only alternative I could fin...
by MykoGolfer
Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Lycoperdon utriforme on woodchip
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: Lycoperdon utriforme on woodchip

I agree. But this is a grassland species. So why choose a bit of soil in a wood that is covered by woodchip? I have no explanation.