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by adampembs
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:32 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: 131375

Re: Fungus Of The Day (identified fungi only please, with species name)

Calocera cornea (Small Stagshorn) in spectacular display today. On fallen oak, I think.
by adampembs
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified brown fungus found on grass path near alder
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: Unidentified brown fungus found on grass path near alder

Looks like Panaeolina foenisecii, the Mower's mushroom. Did the spores have a roughened surface? I can't see from the photo. "Pac-man" :lol: - those are spores that have broken apart, usually a sign of thin walls.

cheers, Adam
by adampembs
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Polyporus tuberaster for confirmation
Replies: 15
Views: 2728

Re: Polyporus tuberaster for confirmation

Definitely not Dryad's Saddle, which is a very large fungus and the shape is wrong, and it looks spot on for Polyporus. Dryad's saddle has only a rudimentary stem, not like this. :)
by adampembs
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Grey Disco
Replies: 3
Views: 1688

Re: Grey Disco

Mollisia is known to be tricky and definitely requires microscopy. The key I'm looking at for Mollisia and related species starts with asking if the spores are septate.

Do you have anyone in the Glamorgan group who can help with microscopy?
by adampembs
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Summer Fungus 1
Replies: 9
Views: 1217

Re: Summer Fungus 1

A few spores might blow away but generally they stay put (unless you have a gale blowing through your home). When you are ready to observe them, you put a mounting fluid and coverslip on. See viewtopic.php?f=2&t=234 for more details.
by adampembs
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Summer Fungus 1
Replies: 9
Views: 1217

Re: Summer Fungus 1

Absolutely. When you have white gills, the odds are that the spores will also be white and then it's better to take a print on a piece of glass, like a watchglass or a slide.
by adampembs
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Summer Fungus 1
Replies: 9
Views: 1217

Re: Summer Fungus 1

Hey Jimmy, here is an example of an Amanita with volva.
by adampembs
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Biological control of Japanese Knotweed
Replies: 1
Views: 1762

Biological control of Japanese Knotweed

This was published in 2009 suggesting an insect or a fungus https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/290480/scho0209bphy-e-e.pdf which led to the release of an insect and is looking promising http://www.cabi.org/japaneseknotweedalliance/ Most recent news on it I coul...
by adampembs
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Possible Rust on Salix
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: Possible Rust on Salix

I don't think this is a rust. Generally, I think you are looking for raised spots, or sometimes eruptions. Irregular spots like these are likely to be something else. It might be a rust but without sori, we cannot assume it is. Spotting can be caused by ascos, or even bacteria. I was looking at some...
by adampembs
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Epilobium Rust - But Which?
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: Epilobium Rust - But Which?

I noticed quite a difference in the spininess of the spores between my two Nipplewort samples. The latter one was definitely more spiny. Both collected from within 50 ft of each other. I guess there is a certain amount of variation (host plant & environmental conditions?) even within the same local ...
by adampembs
Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Epilobium Rust - But Which?
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: Epilobium Rust - But Which?

Are there any fir trees nearby?
by adampembs
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Unknown infection on Trifolium repens
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: Uromyces trifolii-repentis on Trifolium repens

Thanks Chris. Looking at more samples, I am still struggling to find anything. Here are some macro shots and some micrographs. Are the red cells a discolouration or infection or both? :)
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Infected Trifolium repens leaf
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Trifolium repens leaf air mounted at x40 showing red dots
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Red dots air mounted at x100
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Water mounted at x400