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by Chris Johnson
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Stropharia caerulea?
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Stropharia caerulea?

Hi Nick I see what you are referring to but the spore insn't within the cystidium but behind it. As you change focus from the surface of the cystidium through to the rear the spore becomes more apparent. Even with coloured cells such as this, there is an amazing ability of the optic to see right thr...
by Chris Johnson
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Stropharia caerulea?
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Stropharia caerulea?

Of the three blue Stropharia , this would seem the most likely based on your data. It has slightly smaller spores than the others which fit your measuremnets better. Not sure what you mean by 'excreting cheilocystidium' ? This group have cheilochysocystidia with apical projections (mucronate), and y...
by Chris Johnson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small Brown Fungus
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Small Brown Fungus

Hello Mike

Many thanks for looking into references.

I am a member of the BMS and do have electronic access, which I came to latterly.

Much appreciate your help.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small Brown Fungus
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Small Brown Fungus

Hello Andreas

Unfortunately I no long have the specimen.

Tephrocybe does seem to be a close fit but neither Funga Nordica nor B & K reference the genus. Moser is useful but no spores that small.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small Brown Fungus
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Small Brown Fungus

Mal
Thanks for looking. Spent hours on this one :(
Regards
Chris
by Chris Johnson
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Which Bonnet? And something else?
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Which Bonnet? And something else?

Hi Hugh
Your last images in not a 'fungus' but a lichen. Possibly a Lecanora species.
Regards,
Chris
by Chris Johnson
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small Brown Fungus
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Small Brown Fungus

Not getting anywhere with this one, found under mixed woodland (mainly beech), 3 weeks ago. Cap 17mm Gills arcuate, adnexed, L=48ish Stipe 35 x 2mm Small spores hyaline, smooth, 2.9-3.3 x 1.7-2.0, Q=1.7 Basidia 4-spored Cheilocystidia abundant, mainly fusiform, one or two metuloid Caulocystidia cyli...
by Chris Johnson
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Red Lactarius
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Red Lactarius

Many thanks Andreas.

I have now finished the microscopy and that fits perfectly. Not sure how I overlooked it but the atypical fruitbodies were misleading. No frosts here but it was found in a very dry spot at the base of a huge conifer.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Red Lactarius
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Red Lactarius

Stumped with this one which I though was going to be easy with its striking colour. It keys best to L. badiosanguineus but that species is a reddish brown from images I've seen. Found under a large conifer. Quite small with a cap diameter of 30 mm. No milk from the gills but the cut stipe produced a...
by Chris Johnson
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:19 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: 751
Views: 131959

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

Some very nice recent images, Mike ...

Yesterday's foray was tough terrain but rewarding. New for me and VC110 was Gomphidius glutinosus, the slimiest fungus I have yet encountered.