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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: 399

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: 399

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: 136

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: 227

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: 152

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...
by roy betts
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Pale waxcap
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Pale waxcap

You may be right but it's impossible to tell really from an image; the stipe of virginia (syn. nivea ) can be "...somewhat fibrillose in large specimens" (Boertmann). An indication of size might help (width of cap & stem, length of stem); pratensis var. pallida is more 'chunky' than virginia . Spore...
by roy betts
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Is this a Cavalier?
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Is this a Cavalier?

Don't be surprised to find fungi in grassland that are not "grassland fungi". The gills and stipe seem to have a pink hue so this might be Lepista nuda (Wood Blewit).
by roy betts
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:58 am
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: 227

Reply to: "lots of brown funnels on grassland..."

I've just tried to reply to a post about 'brown funnels' on grassland. A message came up that the post "doesn't exist" (then the post disappeared!).
It was a first post from some one. The image was not very good but if they read this the fungi they have found may be Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis.
by roy betts
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Earthstars
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Earthstars

Important macro-features when looking at Earthstars include: size of spore sac; whether the spore sac has a stalk; whether the spore sac opening is furrowed of not; the number of 'rays'. Some of this information is missing form an image on its own. This is quite possibly Geastrum fimbriatum (Sessile...
by roy betts
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Snowy Waxcaps?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Snowy Waxcaps?

Not a Waxcap I think. It looks like the same species that you posted under "Possible Pink Domecap". I reckon it's probably a Clitocybe.