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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: 717
Views: 92359

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...
by Chris Johnson
Tue May 08, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified Fungus - Collybia species?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Unidentified Fungus - Collybia species?

Hi Bob
Image 3 is a duplicate of 1 which suggests you have another photograph to compliment image 4. Image 4 looks very different from 5 and 6.

Regards, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Photographing myxo's
Replies: 6
Views: 2644

Re: Photographing myxo's

Some very impressive images and equipment from two of our leading lights. My field work is rather similar to Mike's in that I use a heavy tripod and do stacks with natural light. However, I take home really small stuff for studio photography. For this I have an old (1970s) photomicroscope which has ...
by Chris Johnson
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: BBC "In Our Time" - Fungi
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Re: BBC "In Our Time" - Fungi

I listened to it on Thursday which was well presented. There is always something new to learn.

Cheers, Chris
by Chris Johnson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on Holly leaf
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Fungus on Holly leaf

Not a fungus, but an alga Phycopeltis sp - see http://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=127 A nice find but surprised Nigel has this down as a red alga. It's in the Family Trentepohliaceae which are green algae. The reddish and orange colouring of this family is due to large amounts of carotenoids t...
by Chris Johnson
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Not Fungi
Replies: 0
Views: 539

Not Fungi

Ptilota gunneri .jpg
… and a healthy and rewarding 2018.
Young frond of Ptilota gunneri just 600 microns (0.6mm) tall.
by Chris Johnson
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unknown jelly fungus
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: Unknown jelly fungus

Your first two microscope images show basidia with long sterigmata with spores. These are typical of jelly fungi and I would start with Tremella species. Not having much woodland here, I don't recognise it.
by Chris Johnson
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Moss Fungus ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Moss Fungus ...

The only Galerina I can think of with such distant gills is Galerina calyptrata. It has a fleshy umbo and obvious caulocystidia. I doubt you will get any further without microscopy though.
http://outerhebridesfungi.co.uk/species.php?id=75

Regards, Chris