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

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Post by adampembs » Sun May 31, 2015 9:08 pm

Russula cyanoxantha - the Charcoal Burner
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Re: Fungus Of The Day (identified fungi only please, with species name)

Post by diggleken » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:52 pm

Pocket Plum - lots to be found on Prunus at the moment - and a rusty one on Ramsons, helped by Chris Y to Puccinia sessilis.
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Post by adampembs » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:33 am

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Agaricus augustus - The Prince
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Post by adampembs » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:29 am

Parasola auricoma in great abundance this morning!
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Re: Fungus Of The Day (identified fungi only please, with species name)

Post by marksteer » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:57 am

Hi Adam,
Not disputing your id but possibly more information on how you got to species on this one for us less experienced fungi enthusiasts?!
Incaps Coprinoid Fungi are not easy!
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Post by adampembs » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:41 am

I must admit, I find these quite tricky.
Dark smooth spores, the dark brown spot in the centre and the radial grooves (pleats) are typical of Parasola. Absence of a veil rules out Coprinellus/Coprinopsis.
I'd love to see a photo of the sclerocystidia on P.auricoma as I'm not sure what I'm looking for in that regard (can't say for sure that is what I see in my photo), but the spore germ pore is central, and the spore size matches P.auricoma (and excludes P.conophila, the only other species with a central germ pore)

N.B, the large hyaline "hair-like" object in the micrograph is a nematode! It was wriggling about (photo taken in water) The brown objects are what I assume to be sclerocystidia

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

Post by Flaxton » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:58 pm

Mark
P auricoma is one of the easiest of these small ink caps to identify. If you are lucky and find one just at the right stage of development and not too wet with a hand lens you will be able to see the setae on the very centre of the cap. If not in perfect condition a small scalp under the scope will instantly show that the hairs are present and you have nailed the id.
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Post by adampembs » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:03 pm

Thanks for the photos, mal. :) now I know what to look for!
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Re: Fungus Of The Day (identified fungi only please, with species name)

Post by roy betts » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:09 pm

I posted an image of the setae (sclerocystidia) on the cap of Parasola auricoma on page 2 of this 'string'.

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Post by adampembs » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:50 pm

Doh, I missed that. Cheers ,Roy. :oops:
The council has mowed the grass this morning! Its a regular shower, so I'll look for some young specimens to observe this, although I think the other characters support the ID, unless anyone thinks I got it wrong :)
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Re: Fungus Of The Day (identified fungi only please, with species name)

Post by Flaxton » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:23 pm

That was a month ago though Roy and I have trouble remembering what I came up stairs for these days let alone what happened that long ago :?
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Re: Fungus Of The Day (identified fungi only please, with species name)

Post by marksteer » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:37 pm

Me too Mal!
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