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by Lancashire Lad
Sat Apr 13, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: What is this?

Hi, unfortunately, there won't be any way to definitively get rid of it, as what you can see are purely the fruiting bodies. At this stage they will have already dispersed millions of spores. The main part of the fungus (the mycelium) is inside the timber, obtaining nutrients from the dead wood. You...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Apr 13, 2024 12:34 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Morchella esculenta or Gyromitra?
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Morchella esculenta or Gyromitra?

Definitely a Morchella and not Gyromitra esculenta . The most obvious macroscopic difference between the two is that Morchella esculenta has narrow ridges between quite defined "pits" on the cap. Whereas Gyromitra esculenta has smoother, rounded and contorted margins around irregular hollo...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Apr 09, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: What is this?

Hi, Certainly not dry (or wet) rot, so no need to worry on that score, but pretty much impossible to make anything more than a best guess here, as the photos don't really show enough close-up detail. The only thing that comes to mind from the general looks is the possibility of Gloeophyllum sepiariu...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Apr 09, 2024 11:59 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Candida or other???
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Candida or other???

The UK Fungi website’s primary purpose is for the use by people who have a general interest in “field mycology”. i.e.:- identification of finds made “whilst out in the field”, and topics that might generally be similar, or frequently associated with field mycology, (Study and identification of liche...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Mar 15, 2024 4:50 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Glossy White Blob ID
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Re: Glossy White Blob ID

Hi, and welcome to the UK Fungi website. Your find is Enteridium lycoperdon , not actually a fungus, but a slime mould (myxomycete). This is a specific aethalium stage of growth, between plasmodium stage and full maturity. When fully mature, the appearance will change to dark brown and will then dis...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:12 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: 544595

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

Sarcoscypha austriaca – Scarlet Elfcup – with orange variant. I made the annual pilgrimage to check whether the orange variant of Sarcoscypha austriaca had reappeared. Very pleased to confirm that yes, it is there in good numbers once again. It also seems to be a very good year for the normal red o...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Orange/yellow fungi
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Re: Orange/yellow fungi

Hi, The top three photos have the general looks of Galerina graminea - Turf Bell The next four photos have some similarity in general looks and gill structure to Tubaria furfuracea - Scurfy Twiglet, but I'm by no means certain. Knowing what substrate mushrooms are growing on is a very useful charact...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Feb 04, 2024 4:16 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: crust on hazel
Replies: 3
Views: 2107

Re: crust on hazel

Hi, Don't take this as being a certainty, as I'm not very good with crusts either - but to me, this has the general look of Schizopora paradoxa - Split Crust. Basidioradulum radula - Toothed Crust looks quite similar too, (but I think that one often has teeth more akin to Hedgehog Fungus). I think m...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Jan 25, 2024 1:43 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Orange fungi by Poplars
Replies: 2
Views: 1668

Re: Orange fungi by Poplars

Hi, and welcome to the UK Fungi website. The fallen leaves in your photo look like Black Poplar, which is a quite rare broadleaf tree in the UK, noted for its affinity with boggy ground. The substantial amount of moss in your photos does suggest that the ground in that area may be somewhat boggy. Yo...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Dec 04, 2023 3:41 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Cladonia sp
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: Cladonia sp

. . . RBG Edinburgh produced a cheapish one for fungal spore prints, but I don't think it is available any more. . . Hi, Just browsing the site and happened to spot your comment. The spore colour chart you mention, (originally published in 1969), is actually still in print. - Available from several...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Nov 30, 2023 4:44 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Odd looking hoof fungus
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: Odd looking hoof fungus

Hi, I'm tempted to suggest Ganoderma applanatum (Artist's Bracket), although your fruit bodies are, (in Ganoderma lifespan terms), still very young and small, and more confident identification would need larger, more mature fruitbodies (and/or microscopy). My reasoning for suggesting G.applanatum, i...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Nov 28, 2023 12:13 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: I think these are
Replies: 9
Views: 2864

Re: I think these are

DulwichJohn wrote: Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:30 pm . . .I completely concur Mike. Don’t worry, they are going nowhere near a frying pan. John
Thanks for that response. - Much appreciated, and I hope that you will continue to find much of interest in the fascinating world of fungi!

Regards,
Mike.