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by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Fungi on dung
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Fungi on dung

Hi This is clearly not aimed at you in the slightest and I understand the general situation. But in this case it's not a recent name-change. "Ascobolus equinus" is included in Dennis's "British Ascomycetes" of nearly 40 years ago as a Lasiobolus though with a different specific epithet - and that wa...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Fungi on dung
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Fungi on dung

Hi Chris A couple of comments: "Ascobolus equinus" is not an Ascobolus ; the synonymy is a bit of a jungle, but I think it has settled to Lasiobolus papillatus http://www.speciesfungorum.org/Names/SynSpecies.asp?RecordID=186800 . FRDBI is behind the curve here . . . That said Lasiobolus has hyaline ...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Literature & resources for rusts and smuts
Replies: 29
Views: 24895

Re: Literature & resources for rusts and smuts

No problem with Firefox. I have downloaded it and run it through ABBYY OCR software. This has reduced it from 700Mb to around 15.3 Mb without any loss of quality. I did the same earlier this week with another huge file which had been placed online. So if anyone is interested they can PM me and let m...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: An ID Please
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: An ID Please

Hello Nelly
So glad to see that with everything else going on you have still got fungi on the brain . . .
I would say that is a gnarled old oak and my best suggestion would be
Stereum gausapatum bleeding oak crust - not swearing ;)
Stay brave - (and with a virtual hug)
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus, indoor, soil.
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Fungus, indoor, soil.

my camera quality isn't great but hopefully these are better :) I have also read the edibility section though no interest in eating them even if edible. Thank you. EDIT: One more thing, I sleep very close to the 'garden', should i be concerned about possible long term exposure to the spores through...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Fungus on ivy
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Fungus on ivy

Hi Mark It's always worth reading descriptions as well as looking at macro-type photographs. I suppose I can see the superficial resemblance to Proliferodiscus . Stictis species are very different - the apothecia are sunk below the surface level. Lachnum corticale has very different "hairs". However...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Fungi on dung
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Fungi on dung

I would recommend the study of coprophilous fungi to anyone with a decent microscope - though a stereo 'scope is really handy as well. It's not as weird or unpleasant an area of study as it may appear - I would, however stick to herbivore dung in the first instance. Trust me - rabbit dung is basical...
by Chris Yeates
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Arnium apiculatum
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Arnium apiculatum

Found a couple of days ago on a dead stem in a stand of hemlock, Conium maculatum which must be impressive in the summer as some of the still-standing dead stems were well over 2 metres high. I understand that sludge from a nearby sewage fam was dumped there some years ago - hence the luxurious grow...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 29
Views: 11314

Re: One to look out for

Physalacria stilboidea seen today in Shepley, S of Huddersfield, highest site yet I think, at 234 metres. Also interesting is that it was on a Griselinia variety with variegated leaves. I have found two Griselinia shrubs by the baptist chapel at Scapegoat Hill - pictured here: https://en.wikipedia....
by Chris Yeates
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Lophium mytilinum
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Lophium mytilinum

I've always been intrigued by these "bivalve" fungi, so was rather surprised for my first find to be on a fallen pine cone from a planted tree in a narrow stretch of woodland fringing a "catchwater" high in the Pennines. The specific epithet " mytilinum " derives from the Latin Mytilus a mussel http...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:22 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: 838
Views: 273235

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

Nice stuff Chris
I only ever seem to find Botryobasidium anamorphs.I was going to post on this thread but will leave it for a day or so. so as not to push this off "top spot" as it were. Has there ever been talk of a UKFungi Gallery?
t'other Chris
by Chris Yeates
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Sarcoscypha
Replies: 0
Views: 620

Sarcoscypha

As it's that time of year; interesting discussion here: http://www.ascofrance.com/forum/61108/s ... -coccinea#. There's also Zotto's useful webpages:
http://www.gbif-mycology.de/HostedSites ... scypha.htm
Chris