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by Chris Yeates
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Gorse cramp ball
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Gorse cramp ball

I think this is Daldinia fissa on burnt Ulex (prob U europaea) c 2cm across - 2nd picture shows "attachment" scar. Does anyone know how common this is, or is the NBN map about right. Is anything being done to conserve as a number of "conservation" organisations no longer burn moorland? Found in Wes...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Laetiporus sulphureus
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Laetiporus sulphureus

Yes Laetiporus, no doubt.
Regards
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:06 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?
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Is this chicken of the woods?

adampembs wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:44 pm
Once again, someone provided an ID. Where's the thanks?
He was apparently active on the site on the day Mal responded, so presumably saw the response :roll: .
by Chris Yeates
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Online bloopers
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Online bloopers

We often advise people not to rely on what they can find online. One should at the very least find out the source of online material, and then evaluate that source. So, as a contribution to some lightness in these befuddled times I suggest we post some of the more egregious examples here. For starte...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Vinca fungi
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

Re: Vinca fungi

Definitely P. vincae , but I can't see evidence of the Tuberculina ; only the plant epidermis covering the immature sori (shiny!) or flanking the mature ones. You need to look for a sort of dull bloom covering mature sori. See the attached image - (top left), not a very good example, I must update t...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Hyalorbilia inflatula?
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: Hyalorbilia inflatula?

Looks OK to me - it's not an uncommon fungus. The first two parts of Zotto's Orbiliomycetes monograph are out - well actually it's very much a trial beta-version sent out to those who have helped him in the past. Accordingly, I have received the links, downloaded the files, and have reduced the file...
by Chris Yeates
Sat May 16, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Microbotryum saponariae
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Microbotryum saponariae

I've not be able to ascertain its status on cultivated species. Interesting - a smut I've never seen. Round here when one sees Saponaria officinalis , either in gardens or as an escape on "waste" ground, it's more often the " flore pleno " double form. So fewer or no anthers . . . . also while the ...
by Chris Yeates
Fri May 15, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Registration disabled
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: Registration disabled

While I'm sure that you are being wise Adam it may be that there is just a Chinese trawl for any mycological info. I have heard from seeral people who have attended various forays on the continent with young Chinese students there, grabbing any and all named specimens to take back to China. There's ...
by Chris Yeates
Sun May 10, 2020 7:47 pm
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: 1346

Re: Help identifying this bracket fungus please

The gall-midge is far from frequent in Britain: https://species.nbnatlas.org/species/NBNSYS0100001385 I have seen it where that northernmost dot is, at the very species-rich Anston Stones Wood, towards the extreme SE boundary of Yorkshire. Just as a general comment it would be really useful if UK fu...
by Chris Yeates
Sat May 09, 2020 1:05 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: 1346

Re: Help identifying this bracket fungus please

Hi and welcome to UK fungi on a number of your photographs one can detect a pinkish spore deposit - especially on the dead ivy leaves. This would lead to the fungus being a Ganoderma species (though the spore deposit usually tends to cinnamon). To be 100% certain of which species one should always c...
by Chris Yeates
Sat May 02, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus, indoor, soil.
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: Fungus, indoor, soil.

Conocybe intrusa? While the "habitat" is fine, I don't think this is Conocybe intrusa , Hausknecht in his monograph https://www.abebooks.co.uk/Conocybe-Pholiotina-Fungi-Europaei-11-Hausknecht/22733919111/bd describes it as "Macroscopically it resembles a Hebeloma or Cortinarius species", hardly the...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Me again with fungi
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Me again with fungi

Hi Nelly Well done for coming up with this puzzle, which has me totally stumped! The woodchip specialist Redlead roundhead, Leratiomyces ceres , does not have a membranous ring and would show veil remnants on the cap margin, absent on your fungus. It reminds me a bit of the genus Pholiotina , but I ...