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by Lancashire Lad
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 80
Views: 61118

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

Tuesday 22nd June was forecast to be a fine day, with lengthy sunny periods during the morning, but with increasing cloud in the afternoon. I decided on a trip to the Lake District, to find a particular viewpoint on Lingmoor fell which overlooks the valley of Mickleden in Great Langdale. Starting fr...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Octopus Stinkhorn found in Devon
Replies: 9
Views: 6116

Re: Octopus Stinkhorn found in Devon

Hi Are these still uncommon, as my allotment tonight in West Cornwall I have dug about 10 and I know I still have more. Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. Yes, these are still very uncommon and well worth being properly recorded on UK FRDBI records database. I would recommend contacting the Cornwall Fung...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Please can I have some ID help with these white rhizomes
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Please can I have some ID help with these white rhizomes

Hi, and a somewhat belated welcome to UK Fungi. It seems that no one is venturing any opinions on your "fungus". Probably because, like me, they have no idea what it might actually be. :? These strands don't look like any sort of mycelium that I've seen, and although I suppose they could b...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue May 11, 2021 10:53 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: 867
Views: 436821

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

Only found because heavy rain in an exposed site forced me to walk back home via an unplanned route. This is separated from what would have been called Trichopeziza mollissima (= Dasyscyphus mollissimus ) by microscopic characters. Not formally named yet - provisionally Trichopeziza limonipilosa in...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue May 11, 2021 10:51 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: 867
Views: 436821

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

Chris Johnson wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 6:26 am That's a lovely display and nicely photographed.
Regards, Chris
PMG wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 9:54 am Lovely shot of the 'Flames' Mike - it would seem the dry spell followed by this wet spell might have helped it as appearing in other places too!
Many thanks both.
Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sun May 09, 2021 2:58 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: 867
Views: 436821

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

Gymnosporangium clavariiforme - Tongues of Fire - (Telial stage on Juniperus communis ): - . 01 Gymnosporangium clavariiforme - Tongues of Fire.jpg 02 Gymnosporangium clavariiforme - Tongues of Fire.jpg 03 Gymnosporangium clavariiforme - Tongues of Fire.jpg 04 Gymnosporangium clavariiforme - Tongue...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat May 01, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus found beneath Yew tree canopy
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Fungus found beneath Yew tree canopy

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. These are one of the Geastrum species of "Earthstars". There are a couple of possibilities (which can't be differentiated without all habitat information and microscopy) but I think they are most likely to be Geastrum pectinatum - Beaked Earthstar. These fruitb...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Arrhenia lobata in Greater Manchester?
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Arrhenia lobata in Greater Manchester?

. . . . I would suggest as a first stop the old Fungal Records Database at http://basidiochecklist.science.kew.org/BritishFungi/FRDBI/FRDBI.asp but it seems to be down at the moment. . . . . Chris, I have two slightly different URL addresses for the old FRDBI - (see final three letters of the urls)...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Arrhenia lobata in Greater Manchester?
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Arrhenia lobata in Greater Manchester?

HI, and welcome to UK Fungi. If you might be considering joining the North West Fungus Group, their website, with membership details can be found here: - https://northwestfungusgroup.com/ They are a genial group with members of all levels - from beginners to those with several decades of mycological...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus? ID request - really not sure what it is, thx
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Fungus? ID request - really not sure what it is, thx

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. Your find isn't insect eggs, and not a fungus either! What you actually have here is one of the myxomycetes (slime moulds). - They are a completely separate kingdom of organisms to that of the fungi, but since they are found in similar places, like fungi, they are studie...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Ramularias et al
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Ramularias et al

gary wrote: Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:13 pm I just got this message from Debbie Evans but I can't upload the flier . . . . .
See: - viewtopic.php?f=6&p=14557#p14557
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Green Fungi
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Green Fungi

To me, these look to have become inhabited with a mix of both algae and mosses. Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy Bracket) fruitbodies, to which at first glance, these look fairly similar, are noted for their associations with algae. (But the deeply radially ridged and sharply indented pore surfaces on these ...