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by Steve
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Ramaria stricta
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: Ramaria stricta

Thanks!
by Steve
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Ramaria stricta
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Ramaria stricta

Ramaria stricta - Upright Coral - is just one of the hundreds of kinds of fungi found on our local Sheffield allotments - the variety of substrates is huge. I have established a "fungus garden" in a quiet corner of our allotment, composed of logs and sticks on a thick bed of woodchip. Sometimes I se...
by Steve
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungi in the Landscape
Replies: 66
Views: 17488

Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Fungi were abundant on Saturday in an idyllic Lothian nature reserve. Untrampled, quiet, no dogs.....just like the woods around Sheffield used to be, but are no more.
by Steve
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungi in the Landscape
Replies: 66
Views: 17488

Re: Fungi in the Landscape

The landscape of Edinburgh Botanical Gardens is very nice, but I don't think many folk spotted these fungi there last Friday.
Steve
by Steve
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden

Not really that scary, Chris, when, in my experience, most Wildlife Site Managers or Conservation Officers don't know and don't actually want to know about fungi whatever their names - except as an unavoidable box to tick in the autumn. For which purpose they seem to generally employ experts who do ...
by Steve
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden

I finally got to look at Corner's Monograph for an hour or so. His paintings are not masterpieces - explained perhaps by his comment: "a painting, in itself, however elegant, is not worth the time spent upon it when it must be taken from the precious hours of collection". Also interesting is his obs...
by Steve
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden

Many thanks all, A very comprehensive and useful response. I have been reading about Corner - he was very much aware of how much more there always is to learn in science. By the way, does anyone know if it is possible to access Corner's Monograph of Clavaria and Allied Genera (1967) 740 pages on the...
by Steve
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden

Unidentified Club Fungi Habitat: well-tended suburban garden in Sheffield, 3.2 miles from the Peak District National Park. Substrate: soil by wooden edging. Date: 1/11/2014 Habit: clustered clubs. Height: aprox 5 cm., width of club approx 0.7 cm. Tapering to narrow stem. Colour: off-white, bruising ...
by Steve
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Entoloma - biting the bullet
Replies: 40
Views: 11972

Re: Entoloma - biting the bullet

Excellent finds Roy!
It was certainly one of the finds of the weekend at Longshaw.
It looks like there will be a Club and Coral Workshop there this year to complete the CHEG profile.
Steve
by Steve
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Diderma
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Re: Diderma

Here are the images
by Steve
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Diderma
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Diderma

Hi,
Fairly sure this is a Diderma, on an oak leaf.
Not sure which species: D. testaceum (supposed to be pinkish) or D. spumarioides.
Steve
by Steve
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: White bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: White bracket

The green algal colonisation on the upper surface is very characteristic. I have read that is possibly a lichenisation of the bracket.
Steve