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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: 361

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: 860

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: 256

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: 4924

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: 665

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: 665

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:
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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: 277

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: 269

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: 428

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 . . .
by Chris Yeates
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Polyporus squamosus?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Polyporus squamosus?

NickWood wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:40 pm
Thanks, Mike. This the same fungus three days later - P.squamosus
All the best... Nick
A very useful example of how quickly some fungi can grow/expand (not always the same thing) in a short time span
Good work
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Mushroom books
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Mushroom books

Oh.. i just see the sticky up top. Guess there isn't one then. So just get a collection of books is best. Just bear in mind that generalist books will only take you so far, and there are far more species than will feature in even the best ones . . . . And specialist books will require microscope wo...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:07 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: 753
Views: 140323

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

The first specimens I found of this had dry stems and I was puzzled as to what " Mycena " this might be; I wondered about M. speirea . When more typical, slimy-stiped ones were found it was obvious. But I thought I'll put together a "plate" of this and see what characters are useful in cases of "dry...