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by Ditiola
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:23 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: 750
Views: 129141

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

Eryrithricium (Marchandiomyces) aurantiacum Growing on Lichen on Picea branches. There are not many records in UK (4) but probably overlooked. I looked for the Teleomorph state but no basida or basidiospores found.
Marchandiomyces aurantiacum 1.jpg
Marchandiomyces aurantiacum 3.jpg
by Ditiola
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Marchandiomyces
Replies: 0
Views: 1171

Marchandiomyces

Hi What are the microscopic and or macroscopic differences between the two anomorph taxa - Marchandiomyces corallinus and Marchandiomyces aurantiacus ? I have read through the Paul Diederich, Ben Schultheis and Meredith Blackwell paper in Mycolgical Research and the Peter Roberts article in Field My...
by Ditiola
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Discussion on Lions mane and Turkey tail
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: Discussion on Lions mane and Turkey tail

Hi If you have not cultivated fungi before then you will need to research this well before you start. Basically you will need to provide a suitable sterile substrate s that there is no competition from other fungi and bacteria. The big problem is that spores from the air and other materials will inf...
by Ditiola
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:16 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: 750
Views: 129141

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

Hi

Following on Chris's post on Seifertia azaleae I when to my local park and soon found plenty on the Rhododendron buds. Here are a couple of my photo's
Peter
Seifertia azaleae - on Rhododendron bud 1.jpg
Seifertia azaleae - on Rhododendron bud 2.jpg
by Ditiola
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Typhula sp.
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Typhula sp.

Hi Chis

I have run through the key in Funga Nordica and not got anywhere either. T. bruneola was the closest if it had a sclerotia and was on grasses

Not an easy genus, and probably not recorded enough to be sure about habitat preferences.

Peter
by Ditiola
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Books and Papers ??
Replies: 6
Views: 3653

Re: Books and Papers ??

Hi I have been given a link to an internet forum page that has a huge amount of useful information for the beginner in mycological microscopy. OK it is directed towards gilled fungi but I am sure it will be of use to mycologists starting out on other groups as well. The link is: http://www.hyphalfus...
by Ditiola
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Melastiza
Replies: 31
Views: 5248

Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Hi Steve This is the key that I have: Peter Key to British species of MELASTIZA 1. Disc white when fresh; hairs white; ascospores shorter than 15.0 µm ..………………… M. rozei 1. Disc orange to red when fresh; hairs brown; ascospores longer than 15.0 µm .………………… 2 2. Ascospores 22.0 - 28.0 x 10.0 - 15.0 µ...
by Ditiola
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:51 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: 750
Views: 129141

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

Fascinating and great photos I think I will be going down to my local park to see if I can find any material on the Rhododendrons The week before Christmas I was on one of my regular walks in the local park that takes me under two Giant Redwoods and I was surprised to find fresh fruiting bodies of a...
by Ditiola
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Melastiza
Replies: 31
Views: 5248

Re: Fungi in the Landscape

I use an Olympus 7 _ 14 mm I bought it second hand a few years ago. But to buy new now would cost a small fortune. It still performs well at f22 and has very little barrel distortion even at 7mm Lovely photos. I was surprised to find that my Nikon 28mm lens only stopped down to F16, most disappoint...
by Ditiola
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungi in the Landscape
Replies: 66
Views: 15465

Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Hi These habitat shots are something I have always liked, and there are some super examples above. Here are a few that I have taken Peter These are excellent. Peter. Do you use a dedicated wide-angle lens or is it part of a zoom complex? Regards, Chris Hi Chris I use an Olympus 7 _ 14 mm I bought i...