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by Lancashire Lad
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Large yellow mushrooms in a wet chalky lawn
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: Large yellow mushrooms in a wet chalky lawn

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. Your fungus looks like one of the Paxillus species. As it is growing in an open grassy area, It's likely that it's not Paxillus involutus , which prefers shady / wooded areas. More likely to be Paxillus cuprinus (or possibly Paxillus ammoniavirescens or Paxillus obscurip...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungi in the Landscape
Replies: 66
Views: 14866

Re: Fungi in the Landscape

That's a superb display, Adam. - And caught just at the right stage of development for a good photo! Spotted these yesterday, with a bit of autumn colour in the background. Cuphophyllus ( Hygrocybe ) pratensis - Meadow waxcap : - . Cuphophyllus (Hygrocybe) pratensis - Meadow Waxcap.jpg Regards, Mike
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: What Lichen is this please
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: What Lichen is this please

Hi Nelly, I'm no expert on lichens so don't take this as a definite, but it looks to me like one of the Hypotrachyna species. Perhaps Hypotrachyna laevigata . (Previously known as Parmelia laevigata ). See: - http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/Hypotrachyna_laevigata.html for examples of that species....
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID request please
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: ID request please

Hi,

The first two images are of Weeping Widow - Lacrymaria lacrymabunda.

All the others look very much like Clustered Domecap - Lyophyllum decastes.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Literature and resources for general fungi
Replies: 19
Views: 8788

Re: Literature and resources for general fungi

Maybe some current problem with the website?

I can access the main site : - https://mycena.no/ as per norm.

Most of the individual species pages are also available from the index list

Just some of those pages are giving the "page cannot be reached" error message.

Regards,
Mike
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: 72

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: 85

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: 86

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: 105

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: 141

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 . ...