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by Ernesto
Tue Dec 27, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Slime mould (?) on dead conifer wood
Replies: 0
Views: 3150

Slime mould (?) on dead conifer wood

I would appreciate any thoughts on this, found on 25 Dec on a dead conifer (Scot's pine) twig. I've tried to indicate the scale. Where there is no scale bar, the magnification is 2x the previous. So sm2 is 2xsm1 and sm5 is 2xsm4. Manybthanks for any guidance.
by Ernesto
Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on rotting hay bale
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Fungus on rotting hay bale

Thanks Mike. The cap that I brought home was under glass in the hope of a SP (unsuccessful). And so was out of mind. Apologies. Cap dia 4.5 cm.

Yes, it was the unusual substrate that first caught my attention. There were also some Panaeolus and Psathyrella about in the mix
by Ernesto
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on rotting hay bale
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Fungus on rotting hay bale

I saw these yesterday growing on a heap of rotting hay from an old discarded bale. Any guidance would be very welcome.
by Ernesto
Wed Oct 19, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: White fungus on rotting tree trunk
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: White fungus on rotting tree trunk

Many thanks Adam. You will have noticed that I harboured a nagging thought on Mycena in my first post. Cap dia. is 40mm max. And I note that M. galericulata gills take on a pinkish tinge with maturity. Good work!
by Ernesto
Wed Oct 19, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: White fungus on rotting tree trunk
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: White fungus on rotting tree trunk

I tried to take a spore print but with no positive result. There was no sign after 24 hours. Disappointing.
by Ernesto
Wed Oct 19, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: White fungus on rotting tree trunk
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: White fungus on rotting tree trunk

The last two pictures were taken via a digital microscope which revealed the faint pink clouration. As the cap dries (I have it by my side), I can see that the pink colour has become more pronounced. So I believe it is natural. Thanks.
by Ernesto
Tue Oct 18, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: White fungus on rotting tree trunk
Replies: 6
Views: 290

White fungus on rotting tree trunk

This was found yesterday on a rotting tree trunk (possibly Alder) in a soggy mire. It seems to have the characteristics of a Pluteus sp (P. inquilinus??). But could it possibly be a rather mature Mycena sp? Thanks for any guidance.
by Ernesto
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Entoloma?
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Entoloma?

Thanks Adam - I found it on the soil surface (where it had been kicked I guess). I bagged the cap and brought it home and so the only evidence of the stipe was the remanant seen in the image that I posted. Thanks for the pointers!
by Ernesto
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Entoloma?
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Entoloma?

I can see that this is not an easy one. I have a spore print now which seems to be white (rather than pink) and so would rule out Entoloma? Any suggestion would be gratefully received!
by Ernesto
Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Entoloma?
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Entoloma?

I found this yesterday, it had been kicked over and so, I'm afraid, it is not as complete a specimen as I would have liked (apologies). Found in grass under horse chestnut in open parkland. The cap is 15 cm in diameter and has a marked broad umbo. The adnate gills seem pinkish to flesh-coloured (to ...
by Ernesto
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Any suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: Any suggestions?

Brilliant Neil, thank you very much for these valuable observations and suggestions. The Glossary of my Dobson is probably the section which I refer to most often! Take care....
by Ernesto
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Any suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Any suggestions?

I would appreciate any guidance on the identification of this lichen. Found on ash bark (a living tree) in roughly circular patches about 20 mm in dia. This is my first foray into the lichen forum and, as a beginner, would very much like to know as much as possible about what I'm looking at here (wh...