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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: 3
Views: 32

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: 54

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: 68

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.
by roy betts
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Waxcaps?
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Waxcaps?

You're welcome: it's good to talk with enthusiastic 'fellow travellers'. A microscope is essential for serious study but it does mean you spend a lot more time over collections! These days I mainly use specialist literature although I have five 'Field Guides' accumulated along the way (some like Rog...
by roy betts
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Waxcaps?
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Waxcaps?

Well, there is a lot you can do to identify a fresh Waxcap (or any other gilled fungus). First you need to make a detailed description of it to identify first the Genus and then the species. If you've no idea of the Genus then spore colour is the first requirement (in the case of the fungus in the f...
by roy betts
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Waxcaps?
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Waxcaps?

I agree with Mike on the first image but the second collection is too far gone to identify (altho' they are Waxcaps).
by roy betts
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Paint roller fungus!
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Paint roller fungus!

or Tubaria furfuracea...
by roy betts
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Pink Domecap?
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Possible Pink Domecap?

The colour change is due to moisture changes rather than age. If the cap changes from a dark to a much paler colour as it dries out it is called hygrophanous . Not all fungi are hygrophanous and it is an important feature to note. If the white/cream capped ones get rained on they will turn dark agai...
by roy betts
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Mystery grassland fungus
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Mystery grassland fungus

Looks like the gills are free + scally cap and scales on the stem base also: a Lepiota sp. You really need a microscope to get to species, although the grey cap scales are quite unusual. It may well be L. forquignonii (but might be one of the species around griseovirens/obscura ). They are in differ...