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by Chris Yeates
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Ophiobolus fruticum
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Ophiobolus fruticum

Some six miles further down the coast from http://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14&start=710#p9690 another less rare Ophiobolus species, mostly - ?entirely - restricted to species of restharrow: Ophiobolus fruticum.jpg Given the current extremely dry conditions, I collected dead stems with bl...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:44 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: 728
Views: 113953

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

Sphaerellothecium minutum. Smith, et al – The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland note: 'The most common lichenicolous fungus on S. fragilis is the small ‘pyromycete’ Sphaerellothecium minutum Hafellner ..." I'm grateful to Paul Cannon who advised it was what I have, told me what to look for, and ...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Identification help
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Identification help

. . . . i kinda gave up on it and went to facebook where i joined a community there and got replies within minutes rather than here wait millennia for admin to approve my posts before waiting for people to reply. Is millenia perhaps a slight exaggeration - thousands of years? Yes Facebook is very a...
by Chris Yeates
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Tiny white balls on stalks on b-l wood bark
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Tiny white balls on stalks on b-l wood bark

Hi Great stuff. This is an example of an "aero-aquatic" fungus in which the fungus (usually the anamorphic stage) is adapted to living in seasonally-wet conditions. See http://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1874 for more info. Most of these fungi - unlike the Bulbillomyces , are asco's. One se...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Tiny white balls on stalks on b-l wood bark
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Tiny white balls on stalks on b-l wood bark

Sadly the only image which has appeared is heavily over-stained - it's often worth working with unstained material first (perhaps you did but those images have not appeared). One solution might be the anamorphic form of Bulbillomyces farinosus . See http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Bulbillo...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help to identify orange fungus on apple tree
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Help to identify orange fungus on apple tree

. . . .If the thread opener could answer the question, wether the fungus was hard like wood (Phellinus pomaceus) or wether it was softer, pressable and somewhat juicy (Inonotus) best regards, Andreas Yes, upon looking closer one can see that the cap surface of the fungus in the original post has be...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help to identify orange fungus on apple tree
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Chris Yeates

Hi Andreas
in that case would you say that the fungus pictured here: https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Phellinus_pomaceus is incorrectly named?
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help with identification please.
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Help with identification please.

mushroom mike wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:41 pm
. . . . Sorry for the poor condition of the fungus and the poor microscopic images. . . .
No need to apologise Mike - congratulations on finding one of the few mushrooms currently in parched Britain ;)

cheers
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: The Clough House Mill Saga
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: The Clough House Mill Saga

Quick update before Part Three. I mentioned that the Actinosporella anamorph of the aquatic discomycete Miladina lecithina can get much bigger. Here is a more typical one with longer arms (the distance between the lowest one and the right hand one is almost 350µm.): Miladina lecithina 04.jpg By a ha...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Claret stiped club fungus
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Claret stiped club fungus

Hi
Looks like the very young growth of Ganoderma lucidum - compare with https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... dum-01.jpg
This is the much-vaunted lingzhi mushroom: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingzhi_mushroom

cheers
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: The Clough House Mill Saga
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: The Clough House Mill Saga

Part Two Combined 1.jpg A Campylospora parvula . 3 records on FRDBI - I have an additional one from South Yorkshire. B Classicula fluitans . An interesting species, as it is an anamorphic Basidiomycete - DNA studies place it close to the rust fungi (!) B Classicula fluitans.jpg C Culicidospora grav...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: The Clough House Mill Saga
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

The Clough House Mill Saga

A recent collection of a foam sample from a Yorkshire stream has proved extremely interesting. This is Part One of the tale. The collection site lies in West Yorkshire above Slaithwaite. It is on the site of a former (19th century) woollen mill, now completely gone. Clough House Mill was owned by Ed...