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by Chris Yeates
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Chantarelle or not
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Chantarelle or not

Andreas' word will be the best but I think the top one is Cantharellus cibarius, and the others all appear to be Hygrophoropsis taxa - I'm intrigued by image #3.
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 1
Views: 88

One to look out for

Some weeks back my old Yorkshire mycological colleague Jerry Cooper https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/about/people/staff-details?id=Y29vcGVyag== was over in the UK and stayed with me for a couple of days in my Scarborough flat. We had a walk round the area noting how many NZ plants were present in ...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden

. . . Also interesting is his observation (from 1950) that "macroscopic direction has given way to microscopic confusion". Today it seems that microscopic direction has given way to DNA confusion. Especially good is this bit: "Not until the hyphae have been traced through their elaborate organisati...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Visit to Charlecote Park, nr Warwick
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Visit to Charlecote Park, nr Warwick

Far too old to be certain (+ not enough features - please don't just rely on a single shot), but Pleurotus cornucopiae comes to mind . . .

PS if it's common surely there must be better examples, and see: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49
by Chris Yeates
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Gingko Rust
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Gingko Rust

I'm afraid my tree is infected as well. Is this fatal for the tree? Hello and welcome to UK Fungi. How old is your tree? It's survived this long hasn't it? Flippancy aside there's absolutely no need to worry . There is a huge range of fungi which colonise leaves as they approach leaf-fall, or occur...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus found growing on dead stump in garden
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Fungus found growing on dead stump in garden

We always recommend doing a spore print if there is any doubt. The fungus has already done that for you, leaving a purplish brown deposit on some of the caps. This would eliminate all the species you mention except, as Mike has suggested, Hypholoma fasciculare . . .
by Chris Yeates
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Literature and resources for Ascomycetes
Replies: 3
Views: 4483

Re: Literature and resources for Ascomycetes

I fear this will get lost amongst the background hum, but for anyone interested in ascomycetes see: https://in-vivo-veritas.de/ and the link on to https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5SeyOEkxxZhYVZub0N1aGY5YTg When I started looking at these fungi we were lucky to have Dennis's British Ascomyce...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden

Hallo Andreas
Has there been any sequencing in this group?

LG
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Whitish-brown club fungi in a suburban garden

Here is the illustration of Clavaria staminea from Corner's 1950 huge monograph on Clavaria and allies. He is reproducing the image from Cotton's original description of the species:
straminea.jpg
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Looks very different from Steve's fungus . . .

cheers
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID help Black mushroom
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: ID help Black mushroom

Hello and welcome to UK Fungi Do have a look at this thread: http://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49 . Yes, apps and books can often only take you so far. One thing is they tend to feature photogenic species at their optimum appearance. You have a couple of rather old examples. Not a genus I ...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Want to know what this is!?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Want to know what this is!?

Hi
absolutely impossible to say, frankly. As you indicate that there are no fruiting bodies, just hyphae; could be any one of hundreds of species. Unfortunately you didn't even indicate what the "environment" was; if inside a building there are still lots of possible candidates.

Chris
by Chris Yeates
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Destroying angel?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Destroying angel?

adampembs wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:48 am
Welcome to UK Fungi btw. What a beautiful mushroom!
And carefully collected - always helps . . .