Search found 1324 matches

by adampembs
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: New and interested, please help me with my first ID!
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: New and interested, please help me with my first ID!

Possibly Gymnopus dryophilus or G. aquosus. Well done for showing the gills and top, but photos should should the whole stem as these two are split based on a bulbous base. Sometimes, you need a penknife to cut a bit of grass away from the base to see this.
by adampembs
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: New and interested, please help me with my first ID!
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: New and interested, please help me with my first ID!

Welcome to UK Fungi. I have rotated your upside-down image for you. I would suggest viewing your images in a image editing programme, like paint.net or Photoshop to rotate any that are upsidedown. As to the fungus, I really have no idea. It looks like a white (or possibly) pink spored species, so a ...
by adampembs
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: looking for a couple id’s or help with I’d.
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: looking for a couple id’s or help with I’d.

Firstly, welcome to UK Fungi! :D The quality (and lobsidedness) of the photos of the first one makes it a bit hard to be sure. EDIT- It's an Amanita and I think Amanita citrina. The second one *might* be young Porcelain fungus - Oudemansiella mucida The 3rd is indeed a Russula but these are tricky t...
by adampembs
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Yellow agaric on flowerbed
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Yellow agaric on flowerbed

Looks like Sulphur Tuft at first glance, but fresh fruit-bodies (bottom of photo) are a bit too red, and there is no green hue in the gills so thought I'd ask the experts. I didn't collect this one. No distinctive smell.
by adampembs
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungi in the Landscape
Replies: 65
Views: 14183

Re: Fungi in the Landscape

A spectacular display of Honey Fungus.
by adampembs
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Lepista luscina???
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Lepista luscina???

These are only the fruitbodies, the mycelium (main body of the fungus) is underground, in the roots, trees, bushes and in woody material around. If you mow them and collect your mowings and make it into compost, you will have compost filled with spores. Probably safest to black sack the fruitbodies.
by adampembs
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help with identification please?
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Help with identification please?

Amanita citrina has a distinctive earthy smell of raw potatoes.
It's easily confused with Death Cap, and has the name "False Death Cap" so it worries me a little that its on a plate. I hope I have nothing to worry about..
by adampembs
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Books on insects?
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Books on insects?

Can anyone recommend a good field guide to the most common insects? Or perhaps a range of literature covering the different groups.
by adampembs
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Could this be Agaricus augustus?
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Could this be Agaricus augustus?

One thing I don't understand,when describe smell, Collins use "Schaeffer+/-, may I ask what it means? Thanks! I think it is probably A. xanthodermus, as you say. You can get smells of anise, almonds, disinfectant, metallic and so on. Schaeffer is a chemical test. I don't use it, although I have a f...
by adampembs
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Could this be Agaricus augustus?
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Could this be Agaricus augustus?

Thanks.
Any smells?
If could you scratch the stem base and smell it, and wait for colour change, then slice in half lengthways, and watch for reddening or yellowing, and let us know :D
by adampembs
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Could this be Agaricus augustus?
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Could this be Agaricus augustus?

Welcome to UK Fungi. :)
I think not, but I have no idea what it is because you haven't provided enough information on the fungus, especially a photo of the gills and the stem.

Please see viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49

Best wishes,
by adampembs
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: mushroom identification Coprinellus micaceus
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: mushroom identification Coprinellus micaceus

You only need to collect one to do a spore print, but well done on doing this important step. Best to leave the rest behind so they can get on with their job of reproducing - and spread their spores.