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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: 140328

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...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Uromyces transversalis?
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Re: Uromyces transversalis?

Hi Mark
I can't see any evidence of a fungus breaking the epidermis (or leaf thickening). It just looks like localised chlorosis or similar to me. FRDBI seems to show nothing much associated with Crocosmia, certainly no rust species.

Chris
by Chris Yeates
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungi ID again please
Replies: 13
Views: 1262

Re: Fungi ID again please

For info here is Lactarius spinosulus:
Lactarius spinosulus 0a.jpg
by Chris Yeates
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Various fungi growing in my garden
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Various fungi growing in my garden

HI please don't worry about your toddler. I would recommend already talking to him/her about these fungi, how they are growing out of special threads in the ground or as "friends" of the trees. You can then just casually point out that of course we don't eat them (I doubt a child would). You appear ...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Fennel rust??
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: Fennel rust??

After the interesting epic relating to this collection, the only fungal element I can find is secondary attack of the dying/dead portions. What we can see in your images is free of anything fungal. The only causers of those pale lumps appear to be mechanical or chemical damage, or possibly some sort...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Wheat fungus
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Wheat fungus

Doesn't appear to be internal. I would suspect one of the plurivorous black moulds - Cladosporium perhaps. Compare with https://www.mindenpictures.com/search/p ... 08810.html
by Chris Yeates
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: The Clough House Mill Saga
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

Re: The Clough House Mill Saga

And on to what may be the end of the saga - or perhaps a mere hiatus, as I have only made one collection here, and not at the prime season for Ingoldian fungi. To date I have identified 45 species, almost all from conidia, and most primarily aquatic ones. There remains a ragbag of "possibles"/ "unid...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small, brown, domed fungus
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: Small, brown, domed fungus

What I have called Ps. coprophila in the past has shown - at least in some views -
a distinctly "rounded hexagonal" view of the spore outline; from Funga Nordica:
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I can't see that here . . .
by Chris Yeates
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Beech mast fluffy fungus
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Beech mast fluffy fungus

Sorry, Adam.
Could be lots of things, far too early to tell, and without microscopy . . . Perhaps young Trichoderma viride. I see this sort of thing on almost every collecting trip and generally just move on . . .
by Chris Yeates
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small, brown, domed fungus
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: Small, brown, domed fungus

I must admit when I first saw this my immediate reaction was Strophariaceae, The good image of the spores would immediately rule out Cortinariaceae, whose members have roughened spores, lacking a germ pore, and germ pores are quite obvious here. As regards Leratiomyces ceres , in my experience that ...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: 2 agarics from oak / beech wood
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: 2 agarics from oak / beech wood

Certainly Hygrophoropsis though I suspect there may be some crypto-species lurking within that genus. Despite the comments in Funga Nordica under H. aurantiaca as "seldom outside forests" I have found it in acidic mossy unimproved grassland well away from the nearest area of woodland.
Chris