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by Lancashire Lad
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified fungi Sheffield
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Hmmm! - looks like someone's had an accident with an expanding foam cartridge! :lol: Have you touched it? - What is its consistency? If this is genuinely growing there, it must be one of the slime moulds - (myxomycetes). They aren't fungi, but they are studied by some mycologists. Wouldn't like to h...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Rusty red crustose lichen. - (ID request).
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Rusty red crustose lichen. - (ID request).

Thanks both. Chris, Xanthoria elegans was one of several suspects that I'd looked at, but this, like the others I'd looked at seemed to be just too far away, and not showing any distinct characteristics to enable me to plump for a particular species. With Paul's reply - now I know why! :shock: Paul,...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 61
Views: 13663

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

Thursday, 24th May was forecast to be a fine sunny day, so I made another trip to the Lake District with the idea of walking the Fairfield Horseshoe. - I'd previously been up most of the fells involved, but had never made a point of doing the actual Horseshoe. Making an early start, I parked the car...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Polyporus squamosus?
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Polyporus squamosus?

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

I think you can safely say that is definitely P.squamosus.

Nothing with similar macro characteristics, (I'm thinking of P.tuberaster), would grow with such a large grouping and to such a large size.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Is this fungi?
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Is this fungi?

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. Yes, fungi - and from the photo, it looks as though these are one of the Tarzetta species of "cup fungi". More than likely being Tarzetta catinus , possibly Tarzetta cupularis , but microscopy would be required to be certain of the species. They are inedible, but as far ...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Rusty red crustose lichen. - (ID request).
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Rusty red crustose lichen. - (ID request).

Hi all, Anyone got any ideas as to what this rusty red lichen might be? 34 Rhizocarpon geographicum etc. - Lichens.jpg I'm pretty sure that the yellow one it's with is Rhizocarpon geographicum, but the red one has me stumped. Several suspects in Frank Dobson's book, but I wouldn't be confident namin...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed May 30, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 61
Views: 13663

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

Thanks Nelly. Here's another walk I did a few weeks ago: - Monday 14th May was forecast to be more-or-less sunny all day, so I decided on a another trip to the lake District for a walk up Scafell Pike and Scafell from Wasdale Head. Setting off from the National Trust car-park at Wasdale Campsite, I ...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed May 30, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, and Ferns
Topic: Literature for Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, Ferns
Replies: 4
Views: 3545

Re: Literature for Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, Ferns

Can I recommend this wee book by Faith Anstey. most of the big guides I have are a bit difficult to follow or you have to scroll through masses of images. This book is "start to Identify Grasses" A beginners guide that make it really easy and can fit in your pocket. some of you might remember Faith...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed May 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Local/Regional Fungi Groups, Fungi News, Courses & Events
Topic: Local fungi groups
Replies: 14
Views: 4677

Re: Local fungi groups

Hi, http://fungus.org.uk/nwfg.htm is the link to what was the North West Fungus Group's website. (Used to be administered by Paul Hamlyn). Although, that link now directs you to their new website, which can be reached directly by this link: - https://northwestfungusgroup.com/ I have replaced the lin...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed May 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungi or Gall
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Fungi or Gall

Hi Nelly, I think this is what is generally known as a "burr". (Americans would call it a "burl"). They are produced as a result of some sort of injury or stress to the tree causing localised & greatly increased cell division, producing these deformed growths. They can, I believe, be triggered by ba...