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by roy betts
Tue May 08, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified Fungus - Collybia species?
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Unidentified Fungus - Collybia species?

This shows the difficulty of identifying fungi from images alone. My "help/pointer" would be: make a spore print. Gills of immature fungi are often very pale and darken as the spores ripen. The Marasmius will have white spores and the Psathyrella will have dark brown-blackish spores. As Andreas says...
by roy betts
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Entoloma - biting the bullet
Replies: 40
Views: 10330

Re: Entoloma - biting the bullet

Thanks for those useful comments Andreas.
I've just been doing some long overdue 'filing' of my fungi images and found these that I took of E. henricii on 4/9/15 (hope they load OK).
by roy betts
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 745
Views: 123498

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

Adam,
I have gone into 'edit post' and loaded the 3 Conocybe images again. For info:I had issues the first time and had to load each image separately. I had to do the same for the second uploading also. My screen is showing 3 images and 2 'blanks'.
by roy betts
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 745
Views: 123498

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

This was spotted about the 14th April by my sister-in-law, growing in last years tomato 'gro-bags' in her greenhouse. She'd pulled them up as 'buttons' and to me the buff-ochre caps looked like an Agaricus or maybe Calocybe gambosa . The gills were whitish but there was no mealy smell. With a little...
by roy betts
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Identity sought for Spring mushroom
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Identity sought for Spring mushroom

The droplets/pruinosity visible on the stem suggest a Panaeolus sp. rather than a Psathyrella. It's interesting to look at the fruiting period of different Panaeolus spp. My own database has over 200 records of P. foenisecii and all collections were made between 19th May and 10th November. This does...
by roy betts
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Entoloma - biting the bullet
Replies: 40
Views: 10330

Re: Entoloma - biting the bullet

That last post was identified as most likely Entoloma henricii - a rater rare Pinkgill, by Noordeloos on the BMS Facebook Group. Showing that even with just a broken cap, the microscopy can enough to give an ID. Steve The description & this identification of the collection that we made at Longshaw ...
by roy betts
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Dryad's saddle?
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Dryad's saddle?

Looks like it from the top.
by roy betts
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi
Replies: 21
Views: 3114

Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

2) young Coprinopsis atramentaria
3) mature Coprinopsis atramentaria
5) more Hypholoma fasciculare
by roy betts
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi
Replies: 21
Views: 3114

Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Why not T. furfuracea...
From the 'minature' images on the screen shot, 2 & 3 look like Ink Caps.
by roy betts
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Which Amanita?
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Which Amanita?

What about A. junquillea (syn. gemmata)?
A. citrina can be identified by its strong raw potato smell.
by roy betts
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Lots of brown 'funnels' on grassland
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Lots of brown 'funnels' on grassland

The British Checklist keeps cyathiformis separate from expallens and also lists obbata . It states the first two are woodland inhabitants and obbata as found in unimproved grassland. Tom Kuyper's 1995 key (in FAN3) agrees with this habitat for cyathiformis and states "dune grassland" for obbata . He...
by roy betts
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Colourful Entoloma
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Colourful Entoloma

Now you're in deep! This is one of the sub-genus Leptonia, and you need 'specialist literature' (or at least Funga Nordica): there are lots with blue stipes and brownish caps. A microscope is also essential to observe the gill cystidia (if any) and the spore shape & size. More difficult to observe a...