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by Chris Yeates
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Arum maculatum: a full set
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Arum maculatum: a full set

Hi
I won't comment until I can see the pics - not your fault, I fully appreciate, Simon. Do you have images of the smut spores?

cheers
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Peziza sp.?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Peziza sp.?

Hello, this is most likely Disciotis venosa. If you have a microscope at hand, you can pick a small piece of the hymenium and squash it in Melzers Reagens (or Luglos solution) -> if the ascus tips turn blue it is a Peziza species. If the ascus tips do not turn blue, it is not a Peziza species, but ...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:39 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: 713
Views: 84774

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

Ophiobolus ponticus Petr. Ophiobolus ponticus.jpg The background information is all in the image. This is the second British record - see: http://www.fieldmycology.net/FRDBI/FRDBIrecord.asp?intGBNum=62627 . More about the species here (Paul Cannon has updated the info based on this collection): htt...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Peziza sp.?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Peziza sp.?

Hi
a section through the fruitbody can furnish useful information. There is a helpful basic key here: http://www.fieldmycology.net/GBCHKLST/key.asp?KeyID=8

best wishes
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Ingoldian Fungi
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Ingoldian Fungi

Chris Could you give a few more details of the collecting method please. Do you just scoop the foam into a container and add some fixative. Then examine straight away under the microscope? How much fixative to sample? My usual technique has been to use a plastic teaspoon to scoop up foam into a col...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Ingoldian Fungi
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Ingoldian Fungi

A couple of days ago I had the opportunity to sample a "foam cake" which had formed (quite naturally) in a small stream near the Yorkshire coast. CB foam 01.jpg The sample contained a fabulous "bloom" of diatoms - I might post a few images in due course. There were also conidia of around half a doze...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-flowering Plants - (Mosses, Liverworts, algae, etc.)
Topic: Identification please
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Identification please

Welcome to UKFungi Anna This is one of the horsetails which has separate fertile and vegetative (photosynthetic) stems. I think this could well be Equisetum telmateia , Great Horsetail; a rather splendid plant in full growth - worth a visit later in the year. See: http://www.freenatureimages.eu/plan...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Rutola graminis
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Rutola graminis

Hello Steve.
The anagramatisation is quite deliberate - see: http://www.curioustaxonomy.net/word/anagram.html. That whole website is well worth exploring - though unforgivably fungi appear to be totally absent . . .

Chris
by Chris Yeates
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on Sonchus.asper - help to ID needed please
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Fungus on Sonchus.asper - help to ID needed please

Hello and welcome to the forum. Hardly a guess - you are quite correct, this is stage II of Miyagia pseudosphaeria . The key feature is the ring of dark brown paraphyses, with practice and with a x10 lens this feature can be recognised in the field. Miyagia pseudosphaeria 0b.jpg The only other rust ...