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by NickWood
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Peziza sp.?
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Peziza sp.?

Many thanks, Chris and Andreas, for your insights - greatly appreciated! Unfortunately, a few days ago the specimen had dried to a crisp so was thrown out. I'll visit the site again this weekend with the hope another has emerged. Perhaps I can then do the tests suggested. I wonder about the habitat....
by NickWood
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Peziza sp.?
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Peziza sp.?

Peziza sp.? Further images:
by NickWood
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Peziza sp.?
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Peziza sp.?

Hi Forum, Hopefully you can help to identify this fungus. From my reading, it may be a Peziza sp. The lack of a significant stem seems to rule out a Helvella sp. Only one, found last week in low grass and moss on a canal bank, a few metres away from the hedgerow on the opposite side of the towpath. ...
by NickWood
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Sarcoscypha austriaca tomentum?
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Sarcoscypha austriaca tomentum?

Many thanks, Mike, for the very informative response, confirmation of S. austriaca, and for the link to the article (very informative, too, with amazing images).
Thanks, too, for letting me know about the ongoing problem with the website - good luck getting it sorted!
All the best... Nick
by NickWood
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Sarcoscypha austriaca tomentum?
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Sarcoscypha austriaca tomentum?

Hi, I've read that one way to distinguish S. austriaca (Scarlet Elfcup) from the very similar S. coccinea (Ruby Elfcup) is to examine the hairs in the of tomentum (the matted felt of the outer surface). The hairs of the former are coiled, the hairs of the latter are straight. (Overall structure, spo...
by NickWood
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Wildflowers
Topic: Water-cress?
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Re: Water-cress?

My gut reaction is a Cardamine sp . Given the small size, hairs and 4 apparent stamens, have you ruled out C. hirsuta ? Many thanks for the reply Simon, and for pointing to C. hirsuta , which is looking very likely. I wish I'd taken a better photo of the stamen - counting them is clearly crucial fo...
by NickWood
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Wildflowers
Topic: Water-cress?
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Water-cress?

I've had very kind help identifying fungi in the past, I wonder if you help with this flower ID? Found on a sheltered piece of ground above a canal lock, this small plant (approx. 3cm high) has the basic features of Water-cress (Rorippa or Nasturtium officinale): Short, with a thick purplish stem, l...
by NickWood
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Witches' Butter?
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Witches' Butter?

Many thanks, Chris, for your quick and very enlightening reply, and for confirming identification.
Yet another item to add to the checklist - record the habitat in detail, including any nearby fungi!
All the best... Nick
by NickWood
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Witches' Butter?
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Witches' Butter?

Happy New Year! Looking for a confirmation that this might be Tremella mesenterica (Witches' Butter, Golden Jelly Fungus, etc.). Found on a young deciduous tree (pos. birch) in a small plantation. From what I have read, Tremella mesenterica is usually found on dead wood, and in association with a Pe...
by NickWood
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:48 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: 792

Re: Unknown jelly fungus

Details for Purple Jelly Disc (Ascocoryne sarcoides) at http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/ascoc ... coides.php may be of interest, Adam.