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by NickWood
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Super spores - but what's the fungus!?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Super spores - but what's the fungus!?

Are these cystidia? If they are, they might be best described as cylindrical. The poor fungus cap has been under a lid for four days now, but I would describe the smell, surprisingly, as sweet. Perhaps this, along with the other features, helps to put the fungus in H. sect. Sacchariolentia (or the i...
by NickWood
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Super spores - but what's the fungus!?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Super spores - but what's the fungus!?

Have you looked at Hebeloma? Many thanks, Adam, for the suggestion - certainly looks promising! Based on habitat, and the size and features of the spores, Hebeloma sacchariolens, which is described by Phillips as a complex, seems a possibility. Nice visuals at http://www.ambmuggia.it/forum/aapages/...
by NickWood
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Super spores - but what's the fungus!?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Super spores - but what's the fungus!?

Another frustrating fungus - very distinctive, especially the spores, but help needed with the ID. Cap caramel, waxy when dry, 4.5-7cm, upturned in mature fruit-body. Gills brown, free to emarginate, fairly widely spaced. Stem of sample white, 65 x 8mm, slight darkening when bruised, white hairs at ...
by NickWood
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: A frustrating fungus!
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: A frustrating fungus!

This is Paxillus cuprinus. The fact that it is an open area is the first clue and then the shape of the spores confirms it. There are a lot of pear shaped spores. Many thanks for your help. Having got the species, I searched for more information about P. cuprinus and found http://fungi.myspecies.in...
by NickWood
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: A frustrating fungus!
Replies: 3
Views: 184

A frustrating fungus!

A very distinctive, neatly proportioned fungus, but I have no idea what it might be! A few specimens widely spaced in a scrub clearing in a deciduous wood (mainly birch and oak). Cap 5cm, yellowish brown, slimy when wet, smooth when dry, gently convex, margin inrolled. Gills close, decurrent, pale y...
by NickWood
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Another Russula...
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Another Russula...

As Adam says, Kibby's book is a must. It's well-laid out and very easy to use. I found it a little difficult to track down on the internet, and there's some confusion about older and newer editions (Amazon seemed to suggest the new edition was only a supplement). I got my copy of The Genus Russula i...
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: 93

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: 214

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: 141

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: 214

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: 141

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: 460

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 ...