Search found 247 matches

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: 718
Views: 103070

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: 253

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: 564

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: 253

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: 253

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: 718
Views: 103070

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: 382

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