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by Chris Johnson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Photographing myxo's
Replies: 6
Views: 2468

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: 481

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: 450

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: 419

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: 474

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: 793

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
by Chris Johnson
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Urocystis violae
Replies: 5
Views: 1928

Re: Urocystis violae

:) Thanks for the confirmation Chris - new Dorset fungal records seem to be a by-product of my increasing fascination with plant galls! I gave up on the NBN a long time ago for distribution details.......... Nice record, Jenny. I also barely look at NBN - it was better before the revamp. Regards, C...
by Chris Johnson
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Parasola ID needed please
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: Parasola ID needed please

That's thorough, Chris. Not that we would expect anything less. :)
by Chris Johnson
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Puccinia chaerophyllii on Anthriscus sylvestris?
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Puccinia chaerophyllii on Anthriscus sylvestris?

Hi Jenny

Not the Chris you were hoping for :shock:

Termorshuizen and Swertz don't mention pedicels either. I wonder if your spores are germinating?

Regards, Chris