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by Chris Yeates
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:12 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: 758
Views: 143873

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

Chris Johnson wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Common early coloniser of cow dung: Ascobolus stercorarius
Fabulous - get it on ASCOfrance . . . .
by Chris Yeates
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Velvet Shank ?
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Velvet Shank ?

Thanks. So the first two are Flammulina ? Fortunately my local nature reporting site hasn't caught onto the different varieties of velvet shank yet. The latter hollow tube is about the thickness of my thumb wouldn't that be too large for the stalk of a shank ? Yes of course it can be recorded as Fl...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Velvet Shank ?
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Velvet Shank ?

Hello - and welcome to UK Fungi Flammulina is now recognised to be comprised of several species, not easy to distinguish in the field - see for example: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/49249474_The_delimitation_of_Flammulina_Fennae Putting that aside I don't see why your mystery fungus coul...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Little agaric in grass and moss
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Little agaric in grass and moss

Definitely Galerina for me. Not an easy genus - ideally one needs to know (some of which you already have): presence/absence of pleurocystidia shape of a good range of cheilocystidia number of spores per basidium spore ornamentation presence/absence of a "plage" spore size and shape cap colour on dr...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Mazegill Gloeophyllum
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Possible Mazegill Gloeophyllum

Hi Bob
You say "the centre of the upperside is dark brown although initially it was more orange". This can be down to moisture content - compare the image at top left to the ones taken of part of the same basidiome when it had dried out:
Gloeophyllum sepiarium 0a.jpg
Cheers
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID request
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: ID request

Panaeolus sp., it's rather past it and I wouldn't like to take it much further. Perhaps P. semiovatus looks like this when very old; there might be a young one in the background.

Chris
by Chris Yeates
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified fungus - ID Request
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Unidentified fungus - ID Request

It really would be useful if people could do a routine spore-print, it would make things a lot more straightforward in many cases.
My money would definitely be on Arrhenia - here is A. rickenii growing on thin base-rich soil on an old industrial site:
Arrhenia rickenii 0a.jpg
by Chris Yeates
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on rosehip?
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Fungus on rosehip?

Hello SJB and welcome to UK fungi Yes almost certainly fungal, and my bet would be the "imperfect" fungus Seimatosporium rosarum . However, without seeing the conidia - "spores" - that bet would never actually be laid. I see this very frequently (whenever I look) but to my shame seldom bother to che...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:21 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: 758
Views: 143873

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

Chris Johnson wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Nicely done.

Is there a reason for starting a new 'Fungus of the Day' thread?

Regards, Chris
Thanks. That's a good point - I just clicked on the one above, without realising it was a new thread. Perhaps Adam can sort this one?
by Chris Yeates
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:38 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: 758
Views: 143873

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

Not the most exotic of toadstools, though it's always pleasant to have one which can be named confidently in the field, thanks to its habitat and the distinctive silvery sheen on the stipes, which rubs of with age and handling. This was photographed in an area not far from one which was clear felled...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small Brown Fungus
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Small Brown Fungus

Hi Chris, Don't know if you will have seen it already, but there is another Tephrocybe key in addition to Moser, that's available as PDF download if you have electronic access to BMS Journals: - "The Genus Tephrocybe Donk in Britain, PD Orton. - Bulletin of the British Mycological Society - Volume ...