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by Lancashire Lad
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Books on insects?
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Books on insects?

Hi Adam, Can't say that I have more than a passing interest in insects, so probably not the best person to take advice from - but I do have one book, which is "A Field Guide to the Insects of Britain and Norther Europe" by Michael Chinery, published by Collins. (Mine is the 1986 reprint, but I think...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:57 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: 46

Re: Help with identification please?

Hi,

#1 could well be Clitocybe gibba.
#2 Beefsteak Fungus - Fistulina hepatica.
#3 Could be Amanita citrina, a better view of top of caps would help. - Definitely not A.virosa.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Lepista luscina???
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Lepista luscina???

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi, It's one of the Honey Fungus species - probably Armillaria mellea . Parasitic on nearby trees, shrubs, & herbaceous type plants. Not very welcome in a garden situation, but will be difficult if not impossible to eradicate as removing the mushrooms won't remove the myceli...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: (another) unknown mushroom found in mixed woodland
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: (another) unknown mushroom found in mixed woodland

Hi again,

This is the same species, as in your first ( viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2176#p10360 )post - Armillaria mellea - Honey Fungus, only these fruitbodies are older / more mature.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unknown mushroom under Beech / mixed woodland
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Unknown mushroom under Beech / mixed woodland

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. You mention foraging (which, in context, means looking for mushrooms for food). UK Fungi website does not discuss edibility of fungi species, or give identifications for edibility purposes. However, as you go on to say that you are not going to taste it, or any others . ...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Visit to Fundy National Park
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Visit to Fundy National Park

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. As the site name implies, we deal with fungi from the United Kingdom, and fungi from overseas are not necessarily our strong point! However, I think your fungus may be "Yellow Patches" - Amanita flavoconia . It's not one we have in the UK, but it is known from Fundy Nati...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Please Help ID
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Please Help ID

Unfortunately, unlike the Birch Polypore, much more information would be needed in order to give any reasonable suggestion as to the species shown here.

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

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Please help ID
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Please help ID

Hello, and welcome to UK Fungi.

This is Piptoporus betulinus - or, as it is now known - Fomitopsis betulina.
Common name Birch Polypore. (You can see from the photo that it is growing on a fallen Birch Trunk).

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 742
Views: 119051

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

Very common, and very destructive, but nonetheless photogenic - Armillaria mellea - Honey Fungus: -
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#01 Armillaria mellea - Honey Fungus.jpg
Armillaria mellea - Honey Fungus.
Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 742
Views: 119051

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

. . . I have been unable to find a local group, help is appreciated? Hi, I would advise contacting the Cotswold Fungus Group: - http://www.cotswoldfungusgroup.com/ who cover the northern part of Wiltshire. If they don't cover the area where your find was made, I'm sure they would be best placed to ...