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by Chris Yeates
Tue Oct 10, 2023 11:55 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Fungus Identification

Hi, This is a young Mycena species. Getting the exact species is usually only possible with microscopy. Agreed - but given I have seen the species in the self-same habitat on several occasions, and given cap and stipe colours (fruitbodies in good condition - good photo), I would say this is almost ...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Sep 18, 2023 3:04 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: 544727

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

Defying the books, which imply that it's rare outside woodland, and not usually found in ruderal sites, c.40 of these little beauties at various stages - spotted while walking back from Lidl, by the central ring road in Huddersfield! In mossy soil between a rough lawn and a low wall. Cyathus striatu...
by Chris Yeates
Tue May 30, 2023 11:45 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Vinca fungus 2
Replies: 3
Views: 2321

Re: Vinca fungus 2

We're talking about genetically very close relationships that have evolved over time - perhaps only a DNA base pair separation to start with . . .
by Chris Yeates
Sun May 28, 2023 3:40 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Vinca fungus 2
Replies: 3
Views: 2321

Re: Vinca fungus 2

Sorry Mark - only just spotted this Looks fine for T. sbrozzii - I'm always rather amazed at the narrow host range of this hyperparasite, only attacking a rust with a very specific, non-native host (i.e. only on Vinca major ). It was originally (1899) described from a collection near Rimini in Italy...
by Chris Yeates
Fri Feb 24, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: AliMD Oak Bug Milk Cap or Birch Milk Cap or something else?
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: AliMD Oak Bug Milk Cap or Birch Milk Cap or something else?

Hi Ali
I apologise if this has been pointed out before, but Geoff Kibby's book on the group https://www.pemberleybooks.com/product/ ... uus/27598/ is very useful (as are all his books in that "series"). He knows British agarics as well as anyone.

Chris
by Chris Yeates
Thu Feb 23, 2023 2:52 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: AliMD Oak Bug Milk Cap or Birch Milk Cap or something else?
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: AliMD Oak Bug Milk Cap or Birch Milk Cap or something else?

Thanks Adam, The last two pics were taken on a different day/location and as I've never noticed any Alder (I'll check for Alder in spring) I am going to label it as L. spinosulus, The Lilacscale Milkcap. It seems to be uncommon. The first 3 pics I thought might be L. tabidus (The Birch Milkcap) whi...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:39 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: AliMD Another Cortinarius?
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: AliMD Another Cortinarius?

Hi
agree about the "better pics" ;-)

Neither Cortinarius or a mature Agaricus would show such pale gills. Despite your misgivings that is (rather past its sell-by date) Amanita rubescens.

Best wishes
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Sat Feb 04, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Slime mould on a log
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Slime mould on a log

It's no slime mould - I would suspect partially dried up Nostoc:
compare with: https://www.aphotoflora.com/cyanobacter ... algae.html

and: https://www.plant-lore.com/plantofthemo ... c-commune/ (though not really a plant at all)

Chris
by Chris Yeates
Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:00 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Mushrooms Identification in Somerset
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Mushrooms Identification in Somerset

Hi and welcome to UK Fungi

This is one of the honey fungus group Armillaria mellea sensu lato.

Best wishes
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jan 18, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Neophyte ID request
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Neophyte ID request

Hi (and welcome to the site)

Have a look at Chondrostereum purpureum, rather old, and therefore not so brightly coloured as it can be.

Best wishes
Chrs
by Chris Yeates
Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:26 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: My journey with Ingoldian fungi
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Re: My journey with Ingoldian fungi

Looking forward to the next episode - happy to help if I can.

Chris
by Chris Yeates
Thu Jan 05, 2023 2:58 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Mushrooms on My Lawn 4
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Mushrooms on My Lawn 4

Perhaps a Panaeolus , but Brazilian fungi are likely to be very different from those in Europe. I would seek out appropriate web forums. Not quite sure what "taxomonic" means - presumably "taxonomic" was intended; nevertheless the phrase "taxonomic characteristics" is m...