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by NickWood
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Scleroderma?
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Scleroderma?

Help needed with identifying, what I feel fairly sure is, a Scleroderma species. Found in a small cluster, with several outlying fruit-bodies, on dry, low-vegetation path through scrub in deciduous woodland (mainly birch and oak). Fruit-bodies 3.5 – 8cm, roughly potato-shaped, light ochre, with craz...
by NickWood
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Polyporus squamosus?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Polyporus squamosus?

Thanks, Mike. This the same fungus three days later - P.squamosus
All the best... Nick
by NickWood
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Rust on Walnut (Juglans regia)
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Rust on Walnut (Juglans regia)

I hope I haven't sent you on a wild goose chase, James. Having just seen an image of Pear Rust (Gymnosporangium sabinae) with a similar cluster of tiny black specks, I've got a feeling I may well have! Time for expert advice!
by NickWood
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Polyporus squamosus?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Polyporus squamosus?

Standing about 12cm high, this odd antler-shaped fungus was discovered beside a pile of old logs in deciduous woodland. The second image shows the cap, but where are the spores? The third image is of a fungus a few metres away, and this seems to be the more typical appearance of Dryad's Saddle (Poly...
by NickWood
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Rust on Walnut (Juglans regia)
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Rust on Walnut (Juglans regia)

I may well be wrong, but rather than being rust or fungal, the growths may be caused by the Walnut Leaf Gall Mite (Aceria erinea) or similar Eriophyidae spp.
Nick
by NickWood
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Russula?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Russula?

Wildlife has eaten my mushrooms! Amongst scattered remains, I did find a small, fresh specimen and a dryish cap. Encouraged by your advice, Kibby (2017) and the speedy delivery of supplies by Microscience Ltd (many thanks John), I’ve pressed on. So: Habitat: Widely spaced group growing near base of ...
by NickWood
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Russula?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Russula?

Crikey! I thought this was going to be easy!
I'll order the basics (not sure about the sulphuric acid) and hopefully get back to you with a detailed description.
Many thanks, again, for all your advice... Nick
by NickWood
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Russula?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Russula?

Many thanks, Andreas and Adam, for the feedback and suggestions. It was odd, this is maybe the first time I've not got a spore print from a cap. I use smooth black plastic rather than white paper, and I actually left half the cap on a slide - but nothing. I didn't cover the cap as usual so maybe I f...
by NickWood
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Russula?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Russula?

Hi, I hope you can shed light on what I'm pretty sure is a Russula sp. Habitat: A widely spaced group growing near the base of an oak tree in deciduous woodland. Cap: Sample - 3cm, convex, beige to light brown, suede, dry feel, very crumbly; stem, white, 3cm; gills white, close. Cap of other specime...
by NickWood
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small, brown, domed fungus
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Small, brown, domed fungus

Many thanks for all the comments and suggestions. Psilocybe coprophila was an interesting interruption, but its features in general and habitat in particular seem to rule it out. I should have looked at the cystidia (live and learn), but the likelihood is it's a Leratiomyces sp. Can we be more speci...
by NickWood
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small, brown, domed fungus
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Small, brown, domed fungus

Many thanks, Chris, for your comments. Andreas sent me the following message, which I read after my last post. I'm sure he won't mind me copying and pasting it here: "Hello Nick, I think it is Leratiomyces percevalii, or may be one of the other large-spored Stropharia species which are now in Lerati...
by NickWood
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Beech mast fluffy fungus
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Beech mast fluffy fungus

Young, fibrillose Hypochnicium bombycinum?
For image see: http://www.commanster.eu/commanster/Hab ... aceae.html
All the best... Nick