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 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:52 pm

Tricholoma sciodes - Beech Knight
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Post by Chris Yeates » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:14 pm

Nothing uncommon, but I often like to take a closer look at fungi we treat as well known or easily recognised. Here is a shot of a portion of the cap of a Lepiota cristata basidiome. It shows nicely how the expanding cap has left islands of the original all-tawny pileipellis. You can see the stretching white hyphae of the layer beneath; and, in the upper middle portion, you can make out how the brown patches originally fitted together, plate tectonic-like . . .
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Edit Here you can see the spurred / bullet-shaped spores (with a laterally positioned apiculus) and the spores in Melzer's Iodine showing a typical dextrinoid reaction:
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Post by roy betts » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:11 pm

For once, had my camera out with me! Growing in mown grass in 'parkland' - Psathyrella multipedata.
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Post by Waxcap » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:45 pm

Here's a little Scleroderma areolatum - Lepoard Earthball growing on some very rotten wood. It was about 1.5cm across.
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Post by Chris Johnson » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:52 am

Metacapnodium juniperi
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Post by adampembs » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:14 am

No crystals so Conocybe pubescens (first Conocybe I've keyed!)
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Post by roy betts » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:04 am

Talking of Conocybes Adam, here's one I photographed yesterday; following generally accepted current terminology, it's a Pholiotina of course.
It's growing in compost in an old plant tray. I had spotted it a few days before and assumed it was either C. rugosa or arrhenii both of which I had recorded before at home growing in similar situations (and both are quite common). The only odd thing I noticed was the very dark brown stipe below the ring.
Under the microscope (a dry mount, looking down on the face of a gill at low power) the problem was instantly solved: it had 2-spored basidia which means it can only be one species Conocybe (Pholiotina) teneroides. One I have only seen a couple of times previously. To make absolutely sure I also checked the spore size and shape of the cheilocystidia.
The British Checklist still follows BFF Vol.3 (1982) and splits this species into two: Conocybe blattaria and percincta. More modern treatments, FAN6(2005) and FE14 (2009) conclude there is just one species.
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Post by adampembs » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:55 pm

They are in beautiful condition! Photos not bad either ! :)
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Post by adampembs » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:28 am

Coprinellus domesticus - Firerug inkcap - nicely showing how it gets it's English name!
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Post by adampembs » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:32 pm

Hypocreopsis rhododendri on Prunus spinosa
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Post by roniaran » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:20 pm

Armillaria mellea from İstanbul...
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Post by marksteer » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:14 pm

Hopefully I am posting in the correct place and photo will attach :) Typhula fistulosa (syn. Macrotyphula fistulosa var. fistulosa) Pipe Club past it's best. Same location as November 2016 when it was looking much better. About 14cm tall, in damp scrub woodland with mainly Salix and Malus around
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