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by Chris Johnson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:22 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: 726
Views: 113807

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

The first specimens I found of this had dry stems and I was puzzled as to what " Mycena " this might be; I wondered about M. speirea . When more typical, slimy-stiped ones were found it was obvious. But I thought I'll put together a "plate" of this and see what characters are useful in cases of "dr...
by Chris Johnson
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: cartoon
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

Re: cartoon

:D :D
by Chris Johnson
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Roy Betts
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Roy Betts

My latest copy of Field Mycology brought the sad and unexpected news that Roy Betts has passed away. When I started looking at fungi 9 years ago I joined Michael Jordan's group ABFG forum. Among the notable helpers were Andreas Gminder and Roy Betts. When starting out the question are of necessity b...
by Chris Johnson
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Compact/Portable cameras
Replies: 26
Views: 7978

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: 726
Views: 113807

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: 726
Views: 113807

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
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: The Clough House Mill Saga
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: The Clough House Mill Saga

Great report, Chris.
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: 531

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: 1094

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: 531

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: 531

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: 726
Views: 113807

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...