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by MykoGolfer
Wed May 03, 2023 6:53 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lecania cyrtella
Replies: 0
Views: 1544

Lecania cyrtella

Seven years ago I found this lichenised Ascomycete on marram grass. I could not identify it. I kept full notes. Recently a request for identification appeared on Ascoframce. It matched my specimen. A colleague sent my photos to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburg where the senior lichenologist i...
by MykoGolfer
Wed May 03, 2023 6:09 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: 914
Views: 583438

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

Recorded at Ainsdale Sand Dunes Reserve. For many years this was identified as Morchella elata. Kew requested a specimen and after DNA sequencing declared it to be Morchella pupurascens. ADMIN EDIT Post moved, as original poster had created a new Fungus of the Day topic. For future reference, please...
by MykoGolfer
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Resupinate Fungi ID help please
Replies: 5
Views: 3712

Re: Resupinate Fungi ID help please

Another possibility is Hericium cirrhatum. The teeth can get a bit untidy when it gets older and fragile.
by MykoGolfer
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Yellowish Basidio
Replies: 1
Views: 2092

Yellowish Basidio

This photo was sent to me for identification. Pictured on dune grassland at Freshfields on the Sefton coast. My first thought was Cystoderma ammianthinum but I have never seen it grouped like this. Any suggestions
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by MykoGolfer
Tue May 01, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Exidiopsis calcea query
Replies: 6
Views: 8443

Exidiopsis calcea query

Found on the underside of a fallen branch, hard, brittle and yellowish, this was treated as a corticioid. It softens in damp conditions becoming whiter. The spores are allantoid, 15-16 x 5um, a few to 20um, some irregularly shaped, with oily contents. Also some round structures that could be cystidi...
by MykoGolfer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Stereopsis reidii
Replies: 0
Views: 3397

Stereopsis reidii

I posted this last year as a possible Cotylidia found at Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR. Since then, specimens have been sent to Dr. A. Martyn Ainsworth at Kew. For the time being, it is recorded on the Fungariun Database as Stereopsis reidii. BUT THIS NOT CONFIRMED. It is awaiting sequencing. If it is, it...
by MykoGolfer
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Lycoperdon utriforme on woodchip
Replies: 4
Views: 7051

Re: Lycoperdon utriforme on woodchip

I think I have finally solved this. Within the wood, very near the woodchip pile, is a small grassless paddock where children exercise some ponies. This Lycoperdon species also grows in the paddock. The woodchip is replenished with material that obviously comes from the stables. I assume that the ho...
by MykoGolfer
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Cotylida
Replies: 0
Views: 3670

Possible Cotylida

The Manager of Ainsdale Sand Dunes Reserve sent me a photo of a fungus growing with moss and needles on a sandy pathway. I collected this fungus, now attacked by slugs, on Sunday and collected two more in situ. The largest is 2cms high including stem. They look like Cotylidia undulata but the spore ...
by MykoGolfer
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:52 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: 583438

Fungus of the Day

Episphaeria fraxinicola. This species looks like an Ascomycete and lives under logs and branches. Only when you look at it under a microscope do you realise it is a Basidiomycete. It is very small. The photograph is taken at x 40. I found this on 3rd February at Speke Hall, Liverpool where they have...