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by Lancashire Lad
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Dead Man's Fingers Xylaria polymorpha?
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Dead Man's Fingers Xylaria polymorpha?

Hi Bob,

This one seems to have slipped under the radar - but yes, I'd agree with Xylaria polymorpha.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Lycogala +?
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Lycogala +?

Hi, Certainly a Lycogala species. I'd say that microscopy would be the only definitive way to be certain as to whether it's L. epidendrum or L. terrestre . However, as a rough "field characteristic", L. epidendrum invariably turns brown, with its (when mature) dry interior becoming a dark grey/brown...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 74
Views: 42249

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

After several weeks of Covid-19 "Lockdown", recent easing of government legislation (within England) currently allows travelling of any distance for the purpose of outdoor recreation and exercise, so long as social distancing measures are properly maintained. Cumbria County Council and the Lake Dist...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Literature (and other resources) for Myxo's
Replies: 11
Views: 11161

Re: Literature (and other resources) for Myxo's

The Myxomycetes of Britain and Ireland – (Bruce Ing), 374 pages, published in 1999, and now hideously expensive on the second hand market. However, this book is still the one to get for anyone interested in UK myxo’s, and if it can be found at a reasonable price, is highly recommended. http://www.s...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon May 11, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help identifying this bracket fungus please
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Help identifying this bracket fungus please

. . . . I can't find the Collins book for a reasonable price, I guess its very popular and out of print at the moment . . . I suspect that you are right, in that it may be out of print. Good condition used copies do sometimes appear at reasonable prices on sites such as Amazon, so it's worth checki...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat May 09, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help identifying this bracket fungus please
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Help identifying this bracket fungus please

. . . I also read that the Yellow flat-footed fly is fussy about where it lays its eggs/galls and this can help to get an accurate identification (is this correct?) . . . . I understand that the galls can frequently be found on G.applanatum , but not on other Ganoderma species so should definitely ...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat May 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus growing in peat free multi-purpose compost
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Fungus growing in peat free multi-purpose compost

Hi Bob, Looking at these pics, along with refreshing my memory by looking at your pics from May 2019: - https://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2421&sid=0971f03f494ed766d3e83f29c1e2c70a#p11326 I'm still thinking that these have the right looks for Agrocybe praecox . I'm not particularly familia...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue May 05, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Recently found, identification please
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Recently found, identification please

Looks like freshly emerging Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphurous).

It can often appear on living (but rather unhealthy or damaged) trees.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Mon May 04, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Mushroom id request
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Mushroom id request

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi, Suggesting ID's for mushrooms is, at best, extremely difficult when photos are the main source of information, and, (other than for the most obvious of species), is nigh-on impossible when good, well focussed, close-up shots of all relevant parts of the fungus in questio...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon May 04, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Please name thie attached
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Please name thie attached

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

They are not fungi, they are Horsetails! (Equisetum).

See this topic which asked a similar question recently: -
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2838

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Is this Chicken of the woods that I found
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Is this Chicken of the woods that I found

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

Yes, Chicken of the Woods - (Laetiporus sulphureus).

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Can you id this please?
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Can you id this please?

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi, Generally, fungi are very difficult to identify from photos, so as much information as can be had at the time of finding the specimen will be useful for those attempting the identification. For future reference, this post gives the sort of information that is usually req...