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by roy betts
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Pink Domecap?
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Possible Pink Domecap?

Had to look up "Pink Domecap" (Rugosomyces carneus) but it's not that.
It looks like a Clitocybe. Is that dung they are growing close to? - could be Clitocybe amarescens....
by roy betts
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Mycena sp ?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Mycena sp ?

Few fungi can be identified from images alone. The starting point of fungal identification requires knowledge of the spore colour ; so you need to do a spore print. Without this basic starting point you (and we) may not even be able to get to Genus (especially with non-British species). Gill colour ...
by roy betts
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Frosty finds
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: Frosty finds

With Ink Caps, observe the cap surface before using a microscope. One of the commonest species is C. micaceus ; this has a covering of granular whitish flocks when fresh (but these can disappear with age, heavy rain etc.). C. silvaticus doesn't have these; it is in the Section which has cystidia on ...
by roy betts
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Galerina graminea?
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Galerina graminea?

I agree with Chris's comments on identifying Galerinas and also that this is likely a Tubaria (furfuracea probably).
Galerina graminia has a paler, yellow-buff cap and gills and a whitish stem.
by roy betts
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Mystery fungi on cow dung
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Mystery fungi on cow dung

It looks like a Clitocybe and there is one species that can grow on dung: C. amarescens.
I have found it on dung once and also seen it on a pile of old grass cuttings and in grazed grassland near to fresh dung.
by roy betts
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Butter Cap Rhodocollybia butyracea?
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: Butter Cap Rhodocollybia butyracea?

The literature seems to refer to woodland as the habitat and most of my (100+) records of this species are from woodland and parkland. However, one is from 'heathland' in the New Forest with no mention of any associated trees. More interestingly, 4 records are from my local 'Waxcap grassland' made b...
by roy betts
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungi for ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Fungi for ID please

Possibly... or maybe dear old Tubaria? Did you check the cheilocystidia? (although those of some Tubaria sp. can be similar to some Flammulaster sp).
The cap cuticle of Flammulaster is made up of globose cells whereas those of Tubaria are hyphae.
by roy betts
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Tricholomopsis?
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Tricholomopsis?

For future reference: it would be useful if you noted the size of the specimen and gill attachment as these cannot always be ascertained from images. The gills appear to be free; so my first thought was a Lepiota (given the ring/veil on the stem) but the spores are the wrong shape. Then I realised w...
by roy betts
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Long time looking - still no ID
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Re: Long time looking - still no ID

Maybe Chris is right - I've not seen A. tabescens either! - but I would guess it's a species of Psathyrella.
You don't need a microscope to get a spore print! - an Armillaria has white spores and Psathyrella dark brown.
This very basic info. is essential if you are trying to identify fungi.
by roy betts
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Little sordid agaric under pine
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Little sordid agaric under pine

As no-one has replied Adam, I'll suggest it's one of those anonymous late season Clitocybes.
Hygrophanous cap without aeriferous covering, 'large' spores, smell unknown: it might even be C. fragrans !
by roy betts
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Cort, Hebeloma or something else
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: Cort, Hebeloma or something else

Looks familiar somehow! I would call the spore print cream to yellowish which doesn't suggest either Hebeloma or Cortinarius (although under the microscope they appear more brown). Hebeloma should have obvious cystidia, so I'd agree it may be a Cortinarius. Something like C. ochroleucus has spores a...
by roy betts
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Tiny parasols
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Tiny parasols

Welcome. Most 'Coprinus' need microscopic examination to get to species level. From your image, the stem does not appear smooth which would rule out a Parasola. The next step is to examine the cap to see if it has cystidia or a veil composed either of elongate or globose cells. Coprinopsis radiata i...