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

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Post by Flaxton » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:30 pm

Hi Chris
I am sure you are right but as you say I had previous find that I was sure was S superba which didn't have the spore reaction I was expecting/hoping for.
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Post by Chris Yeates » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:04 pm

Common enough but always worth a close look:
Marasmius rotula
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Post by Flaxton » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:43 pm

Nice photos Chris.

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Post by marksteer » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:10 pm

One I come across frequently and with gill 'collar' fairly easy to confirm with hand lens :)
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Post by roy betts » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:15 pm

Found last weekend under Oak: Lactarius mairei
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Post by Waxcap » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:22 pm

Hi,

I saw a pretty Waxcap on my lawn yesterday that I haven't seen before. It was orange with a dry tomentose cap and a dry fibrillose stipe; up 6cm across. It's the area where I get the Ballerina Waxcaps later in the year.

It turned out to be Hygrocybe intermedia, which is rather uncommon in Hampshire and the New Forest.

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Post by Chris Johnson » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:49 am

A nice find and images, Dave. Not found it here and not sure there are any VC110 records - will check later.

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Post by Waxcap » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:22 am

Thanks Chris,

I went to look on the FRDBI to see the distribution but it's all changed :o I was told that the old records have not been transferred across to the new site yet but it is in hand.

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Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:57 pm

Hello all
Rosellinia is one of those genera which is often relatively easy to recognise in the field (with a hand-lens), but which always requires microscopical examination to take further. A major problem is that the tough carbonaceous perithecia remain looking pristine long after the spores have been ejected; one has to check for the presence of jelly-like contents to avoid disappointment.

The species here will have hidden within UK records of R. mammiformis until it was recognised that that name contained more than one distinct species. Accordingly R. britannica was erected to cover finds with longer spores than typical R. mammiformis and with longer "ascal plugs" - in common with most of the Xylariaceae the latter stain beautifully in Lugol's iodine.

More recent work has shown that the name R. marrucciana predates R. britannica and therefore takes precedence. This thread http://www.ascofrance.com/search_forum/50116 gives more details and includes a link to a paper covering the R. mammiformis complex, and contains a useful key to these and similar Rosellinia spp.
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Post by alindsay » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:24 pm

Hericium coralloides found last week in Buckinghamshire. Nice!!!
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Post by Flaxton » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:14 am

Beautiful.
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