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by ScarletMaguire
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help needed identifying large bracket found on beech.
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Help needed identifying large bracket found on beech.

Thanks Mal. I visited the bracket again today and with a closer look and your help have come to the conclusion it is Ganoderma australe :)
by ScarletMaguire
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help needed identifying large bracket found on beech.
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Help needed identifying large bracket found on beech.

Hi all! I found this lovely bracket on beech in a park in Bristol. The photos show two different specimens from what I am confident are the same species. One specimen is clearly older than the other. The younger specimen has a 50 pence piece in the photo for scale. The pores on this are round and ti...
by ScarletMaguire
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Cortinarius?
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Cortinarius?

Cortinarius is a huge group- I think you usually need spores to identify to species level.
by ScarletMaguire
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help needed to identify bracket fungus, possibly a Postia species.
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Help needed to identify bracket fungus, possibly a Postia species.

Hi all, found these lovely bracket fungi today on a dead log in a beech/mixed woodland. I cannot tell if the white parts are actually part of the fungus or something else growing on top. Each bracket is between 3-7 cm wide at the widest. They are also broadly attached. No distinctive smell. I dug in...
by ScarletMaguire
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Is this Giant polypore or chicken of the woods?
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Is this Giant polypore or chicken of the woods?

Hi, this specimen to me seems to be either giant polypore or chicken of the woods. However I may be wrong, as this specimen seems quite old and some parts have definitely rotted away so it's hard to pinpoint all the necessary ID features. Any advice appreciated.
by ScarletMaguire
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Need help identifying this mushroom- possibly an Agaricus.
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Need help identifying this mushroom- possibly an Agaricus.

Hi all, found this in Eastleigh Cemetery near Southampton today. Growing near the base of coniferous tree on soil, grass and coniferous woodchips. The stem has a considerable ring on it. I have a cold at the moment so unfortunately can't tell if it smells of anything! Gills are crowded and free. SP ...
by ScarletMaguire
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small bolete growing under willow / hawthorne
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Small bolete growing under willow / hawthorne

The cap colour certainly is unusual, a very interesting find. The overall shape of the specimen puts me in mind of Leccinum spp. If there was any birch around, it could possibly be Leccinum variicolor? This is a bit of a wild guess, as boletes are not my strong point!
by ScarletMaguire
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Which species of earthball (scleroderma) is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Which species of earthball (scleroderma) is this?

I found these earthballs growing today on a pavement in Kingswood, Bristol. My closest guess is the Potato Earthball due to its urban location and the smooth, leathery nature of the peridium of one of the specimens. I have ruled out Common Earthball and Scleroderma Cepa due to the peridium being ver...
by ScarletMaguire
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Agaricus? What's happening to the cap?
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Agaricus? What's happening to the cap?

Hi, I am a beginner to fungi ID so bear with me if this isn't much help! I read this and thought it might be worth mentioning that some species of Agaricus sp (Agaricus silvaticus) do usually stain red upon being damaged. So it may be nothing to do with maggots?