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by Chris Yeates
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: FRDBI
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: FRDBI

As I am currently updating the Yorkshire Mycota I needed access to the old FRDBI records. Stuart Skeates kindly created a subset of VC61-VC65 records as an Excel file, so I generally use that offline, in combination with loads of stuff I've researched from numerous publications over the years, much ...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: FRDBI
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: FRDBI

I'm assuming the above is about the "new" version, Adam, not the https://basidiochecklist.science.kew.org/BritishFungi/FRDBI/FRDBI.asp one which takes a while to launch but is OK when up and running. The argument about the old one was that there were duplicate records etc. but any serious researcher...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: An apparently very rare discomycete
Replies: 1
Views: 268

An apparently very rare discomycete

Happy New Year to all Incubated rabbit dung collected just before Christmas has turned up what seems to be a very rare fungus. Identifying it was something of a problem as it is not in van Brummelen's 1967 monograph of Ascobolus and Saccobolus species, and Doveri's monumental work on dung fungi http...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:16 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: 831
Views: 256394

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

I rarely collect myxomycetes as I'm a bit of a beginner with them. So the ones I come across are usually the more familiar ones. That is the case here, but I do love the strange abstract beauty of these organisms. So here a detail of the capillitium of Comatricha nigra , with some spores: 2020-01-04...
by Chris Yeates
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Sulphur Tuft ?
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Sulphur Tuft ?

Flammulina species.
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Christmas Day mini-foray
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Christmas Day mini-foray

Forming very obvious black patches along a thin dead sallow twig still attached to the tree. Said to be common in Ellis and Ellis I but only the 4th Yorkshire record and a first for VC63. Taeniolella stilbospora , with long chains of multiseptate conidia, which do not separate easily: Taeniolella st...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Christmas Day mini-foray
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Christmas Day mini-foray

OK - another resupinate, extremely common and familiar to most of us, but I'm making sure I have a close at these from time to time anyhow. Plus you don't always come across them with all the identifying characters in good condition. Xylodon sambuci - the familiar "white-paint fungus" on elder, whic...
by Chris Yeates
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Christmas Day mini-foray
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Christmas Day mini-foray

Four members of the Auriculariales, most very common of course: Auricularia auricula-judae Exidia glandulosa (on standing very slender dead sapling trunk) Exidia nucleata (on fallen branch) Exidia recisa (apparently only 8 previous Yorkshire records; here in a typical habitat, the amber fruitbodies ...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Christmas Day mini-foray
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Christmas Day mini-foray

A brisk walk to a favourite spot which I have adopted as a "local patch". It's an area of former Victorian parkland in suburban Huddersfield, only about 1.34 hectares, now gone delightfully wild. But definitely not ancient woodland or anything special; however just by being visited by a mycologist i...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:19 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: 831
Views: 256394

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

I can't believe there haven't been any December offerings . . . Anyway, a confident naming of a resupinate is always a bit special for me so this was very pleasing. Good characters - that minutely "toothed" hymenium with the teeth "fringed"), thick-walled subiculum with clamps, and cystidia-like hyp...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 28
Views: 10190

Re: One to look out for

Bonsoir Hervé
Pas besoin de s'excuser, le français est une belle langue :!:
I subscribe to BFMDS as well - as part of my membership of Ascomycete.org - I use it as a way to keep my schoolboy French alive.
Excellent paper and it is good that UK Fungi had a part to play.
Joyeux Noel
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Wonderful Waxcaps to enjoy and work out which ones they are ..
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Wonderful Waxcaps to enjoy and work out which ones they are ..

Not wishing to rain on this Christmas (rather than Easter) parade waxcaps are all (not literally) up in the air at the moment. So what the good species are is quite often down to DNA sequencing, and what we thought we knew, we don't. However I would be a Scrooge of the first water to pursue that fur...