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by Amadan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungi (maybe) effect on lying Birch
Replies: 0
Views: 546

Fungi (maybe) effect on lying Birch

Birch_HF1.jpg We were clearing fallen birch trees in an area the is intended to be mown for bracken control. This one was maybe 10m long, and had become partly embedded in the peat, having probably lain some 2-3 years after falling. To avoid damaging the chainsaw, we were shredding it with a mattoc...
by Amadan
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on Oak Log
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: Fungus on Oak Log

Thank you - I had thought of Pluteus aurantiorugosus, but it's listed as uncommon or rare, which always adds to the doubt.
Hopefully someone more competent than I will agree (or correct!)
by Amadan
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on Oak Log
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Fungus on Oak Log

Like the prodigal, I've returned here following the disastrous revision of iSpot, which - amongst other problems - seems to have led to the desertion of the best mycologists that were using it. OK, these were found on an Oak log at Castor Hanglands (TF122016, a few miles from Peterborough). As you c...
by Amadan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: An Agaric in woodland
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: An Agaric in woodland

The specimen seemed quite fresh, and did not show any reddening when cut (watched for about 5 minutes).
Thanks for the suggestions - I know these are tricky.
by Amadan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: An Agaric in woodland
Replies: 2
Views: 549

An Agaric in woodland

I know these are difficult, but any offers? Sole example, approximately 10cm diameter. Gills pink-brown, stipe white with staining similar to the gills, base slightly bulbous. Smell distinctly "mushroomy". In mixed broad-leaved woodland. In Southwick Wood NR, Northants: Elm and Hazel coppice, with O...
by Amadan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: How to define a mycologist?
Replies: 15
Views: 5073

Re: How to define a mycologist?

I think that the mycologist - amateur or professional - has to be perhaps the most dedicated of all the varieties of "natural history" enthusiasts. Fungi must be the most difficult of all the macro-organisms, in the UK at least. But they are fascinating! Their biology is remarkable (and they've taxe...
by Amadan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Rather "butch" fairy ring
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Rather "butch" fairy ring

I'm not too good at describing smells, but I think "mealy" is about right. Slightly musty as well, perhaps - but that might be due to age. The colours are, as far as memory serves, pretty true to life, It was a dull day, so I slightly increased the contrast, but the images are not otherwise "retouch...
by Amadan
Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Rather "butch" fairy ring
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Rather "butch" fairy ring

Ah. Many thanks - never seen it in a ring like this before!
by Amadan
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Rather "butch" fairy ring
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Rather "butch" fairy ring

In Collyweston Quarry, a limestone grassland habitat. I think possibly a Clitocybe, but gills were not decurrent. Smell mealy. The Ring was about 4m diameter. No spore print taken, I'm afraid.
by Amadan
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Bolete in Brampton Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: Bolete in Brampton Wood

Thanks for the proposed identification. I discover (from a comment on iSpot) that I used the wrong technical term for the stipe patterning. I did not see any discolouration: but it had been detached, either by mowing or by someone's boot. I also didn't see a Poplar, but there is quite a variety of t...
by Amadan
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Bolete in Brampton Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Bolete in Brampton Wood

Growing under Oak and Hazel on the edge of a ride. No discolouration on bruising, faint mushroom odour. As you can see, the cap is cracked, and the stipe is mottled.
Brampton is on chalky boulder clay.
Offers?
by Amadan
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungi in Monks Wood
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Re: Fungi in Monks Wood

Thanks for the identification and the advice.