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by Peachysteve
Sat Mar 16, 2024 7:06 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fat stemmed fungus with spores on top
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Re: Fat stemmed fungus with spores on top

It looks like the stem remain of a Pestele Puffball (Lycoperdon excipuliforme)
These stems are like foam and linger for months after the spores have been released.
by Peachysteve
Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:53 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Red plum tree fungus?
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

Re: Red plum tree fungus?

Have a look at Phellinus pomaceus
by Peachysteve
Sun Jan 21, 2024 7:45 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 914
Views: 575738

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

C. lepidopus was previously considered a variant of C. fornicatus which I think is still a species complex. So the general appearance is as fornicatus. There are scales on the base of the stipe and sometimes on the cap. If cut in two there is a colour change, a pink flush in the main context maybe w...
by Peachysteve
Tue Jan 09, 2024 7:04 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Phellinus? Bracket fungus
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Re: Phellinus? Bracket fungus

Looks from the bark like it's a Prunus so have a look at Phellinus pomaceus.
by Peachysteve
Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:50 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 914
Views: 575738

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

A nice find of Cuphophyllus ledidopus - Scalyfoot Waxcap
In sheep grazed pasture near Rochdale.
This young one has much clearer scales than I have seen before.
by Peachysteve
Fri Nov 24, 2023 6:16 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Golden/Butter Waxcap
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Golden/Butter Waxcap

The salmon flush to the gills is a good indicator but quieta is often pure yellow so keep in mind the dry and often widening stem and the emarginate gill attachment. And the smell, which I think of as smelling like an engineering workshop, seals the deal. Sometimes these smells take a bit of coaxing...
by Peachysteve
Thu Nov 23, 2023 6:01 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Golden/Butter Waxcap
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Golden/Butter Waxcap

The difference between cercacea and chlorophana can be obvious or more subtle. Adnate to decurrent gills in ceracea and adnexed gills in chlorophana is the simple difference. Sometimes it's not that obvious. Chlorophana, cap usually opaque and quite slimy. Ceracea cap often translucent and striate w...
by Peachysteve
Sun Nov 19, 2023 6:29 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Waxcaps
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: Waxcaps

The final image is of H. quieta. Your description also fits with this species.
The first two appear to be H. chlorophana. That would not have a dry cap and stem.
The third image also appears to be chlorophana but without seeing the gill attachment is difficult to know.
by Peachysteve
Mon Nov 13, 2023 6:34 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 914
Views: 575738

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

This one parasitises Galerina, probably pumila.
The stouter one, paradoxum, parasitises Cystoderma amiamtheum. As does pearsonii which I saw last year.
Yes, another name change, previously Squamanita.
by Peachysteve
Sun Nov 12, 2023 5:46 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 914
Views: 575738

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

Dissoderma contortipes
Found at two locations on good waxcap grassland site in the Peak District.
Shown alongside D. paradoxum, also prevalent at the site.
Spores subglobose 5.5 x 5
by Peachysteve
Tue Nov 07, 2023 6:42 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Can anyone identify? Please
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Can anyone identify? Please

Black marks at cap edge suggest Hypholoma
by Peachysteve
Mon Oct 23, 2023 5:04 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Waxcap grasslands
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Re: Waxcap grasslands

Directly around York isn't great as it's largely agricultural. However you don't need to go far to see good waxcap grasslands. I've recorded over 40 species of waxcap in Calderdale along with the associated Clubs, PInkgills, Earthtongues and allies. You could contact NEYEDC who are identifying waxca...