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by Chris Johnson
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Compact/Portable cameras
Replies: 26
Views: 7446

Re: Compact/Portable cameras

Hi Adam I use the Olympus TG4 with excellent results. I opted for this camera because of its underwater facility (I also record marine and freshwater algae). I restrict its use, however, to long treks or difficult terrain such as slippery seaweed-covered rocks. Otherwise I prefer to carry my DSLR an...
by Chris Johnson
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:04 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: 721
Views: 107355

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

Sphaerellothecium minutum. Only just caught up with this one. I would recommend popping this on ASCOfrance . Alain Gardiennet is peoducing an impressive resource of lichenicolous fungi there. Four species of Sphaerellothecium on that site, but not yours. PLus those are good quality images. Regards ...
by Chris Johnson
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:52 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: 721
Views: 107355

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

Sphaerellothecium minutum. Smith, et al – The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland note: 'The most common lichenicolous fungus on S. fragilis is the small ‘pyromycete’ Sphaerellothecium minutum Hafellner ..." I'm grateful to Paul Cannon who advised it was what I have, told me what to look for, and ...
by Chris Johnson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Anamorph on Sphagnum
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Anamorph on Sphagnum

Many thanks Paul. I'll respond to your e-mail.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Rusty red crustose lichen. - (ID request).
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Rusty red crustose lichen. - (ID request).

Hi Mike

I can only think of Xanthoria elegans, a foliose species of higher altitudes. A variable species both in form and colour.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Anamorph on Sphagnum
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Anamorph on Sphagnum

Unfortunately not, despite my best efforts.

Chris
by Chris Johnson
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Anamorph on Sphagnum
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Anamorph on Sphagnum

This was found on a vertical face of peat growing on the underlying Sphagnum and surrounded by Botryococcus braunii. 100-125 µm across.
Conidia 3-septate, 5.8-7.2 x 1.8-2.4 µm.
Any clues welcome.
by Chris Johnson
Mon May 14, 2018 7:24 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: 721
Views: 107355

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

Each taxon on an island is more finite than elsewhere so encourages a wider perspective. Our small recording group look at a range of taxa and feed off one another. The plus side is a better understanding of the environment ... but one will never develop a vast knowledge within an individual taxon s...