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by Waxcap
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: What genus are these ?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: What genus are these ?

adampembs wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:32 am
........... it looks to have big cheilocystidia - if that is what we can see on the gill edge......
From the photo's and the spore colour (and if they are large cystidia on the gill edge -which seems likely) I would look at Macrocystidia cucumis.

Dave
by Waxcap
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Saccobolus depauperatus
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Saccobolus depauperatus

Thanks for that Chris. I often see hair in dung samples using transmitted light on the compound scope so assumed, because of the parallel sides (admittedly over only about 1mm in the uncropped image) that I could have been seeing the partly digested surface of a hair. I do have to admit that I have ...
by Waxcap
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Saccobolus depauperatus
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Saccobolus depauperatus

I just put this photo on the AscoFrance page too. I'm not sure but I think they may be attached to the remains of a hair in this instance. The surface looks like hair and the diameter is in the normal range for horse-hair. Saccobolus depauperatus Saccobolus_depauperatus_245.jpg There is an abstract ...
by Waxcap
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Saccobolus depauperatus
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Saccobolus depauperatus

Thanks Chris. The most mature spores were around 12x6, I was using the Key below. The clusters were under three times the spore length so around 31 -33 microns. Dave https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269953150_An_update_on_the_genera_Ascobolus_and_Saccobolus_with_keys_and_descriptions_of_thre...
by Waxcap
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Saccobolus depauperatus
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Saccobolus depauperatus

Hi

I believe this tiny fungus is Saccobolus depauperatus. Gregarious on a sample of incubated equine dung, 0.2 - 0.3 mm in diameter. Image at 20:1 on the sensor of the camera.

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Saccobolus depauperatus
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Saccobolus depauperatus
by Waxcap
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Jelly Mistry
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Jelly Mistry

Hi, Often called "Star Jelly" it's probably unfertilised frog spawn. from the RSPB spokesperson "If the animal is attacked by a predator – herons for instance are fond of the occasional frog – it will quite naturally drop its spawn and the associated glycoprotein. This is designed to swell on contac...
by Waxcap
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 705
Views: 51246

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

Here's a little Scleroderma areolatum - Lepoard Earthball growing on some very rotten wood. It was about 1.5cm across.
by Waxcap
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Cortinarius ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Cortinarius ID?

Hi,

yes I think that this is Cortinarius torvus. It's fairly distinctive with the bulbous stipe below the "girdle". I have always found it under Beech and they look like Beech leaves.
by Waxcap
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:22 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: 705
Views: 51246

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

Thanks Chris,

I went to look on the FRDBI to see the distribution but it's all changed :o I was told that the old records have not been transferred across to the new site yet but it is in hand.

Regards

Dave
by Waxcap
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Do I have an Inocybe?
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Do I have an Inocybe?

Just spotted the word "arable"; Inocybe therefore very unlikely - how about rather old Volvariella gloiocephala ? Habitat is spot on, and tweaking white balance the spore print looks pinkish, nothing like Inocybe spores. Did it have free gills? might you have missed a volva? regards Chris I'm sure ...