The Fungi Challenge

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A friend of mine took this pic, I think these fungus are a beautiful colour! Can anyone tell me a bit more about them?

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A friend of mine took this pic, I think these fungus are a beautiful colour! Can anyone tell me a bit more about them?

Hi Sofi.

It is, fairly certain, Chlorosplenium aeruginascens. (That's easy for you to say :p).

Quoting my fungus bible...

Wood permeated by the mycelium of this fungus turns bright green. The stained timber, known as 'Green Oak', was highly prized by 19th-century craftsmen, who used it in the manufacture of 'Tunbridge Ware'. These patterned veneers were used to decorarate small pieces of furniture and knick-knacks.

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That is fascinating!

I can see why it was so sought after as the colour is stunning. I found this pic:

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Tried to say it out aloud here in the office and I don't think I will attempt to announce the name in front of a crowd any time soon :)
 

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A friend of mine took this pic, I think these fungus are a beautiful colour! Can anyone tell me a bit more about them?

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WOW!
I have never seen this before, stunning colours, I have not come across that much blue before.
Are there other blue fungi?
Blue staining of wood is interesting to know.
Cheers
RW
 

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Are there other blue fungi?

Not many bright blue. A few are purple to violet.

Wood blewit is one...


... and good to eat too! Cortinarius violaceus is another - also a good eater.

Several species of Russula have purple skins on the cap.

Laccaria amethystea is very striking...

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A few Hygrocybes too.

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Was on a shoot today, and there were quite a few Chanterelle in the grass...

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Just a bit past-it for picking, unfortunately.

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Ahhh, don't say that, I'm sure somebody would have helped you to pick them.

If you had seen me today... trying to get over barbed wire fences, descending into and scrambling out of the river... all in pursuit of grayling... you would realise what a cruel and heartless comment that was (though also sadly true :eek:)

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Seeing this thread inspired me to get my camera out on sunday afternoon and have a walk down to the local woodland. I'm no expert photographer , but enjoy taking a few pics.
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... a walk down to the local woodland...

Good pics :thumbs:

One might be honey fungus.

Two and three easiest - Jew's ear.

Four and five... look like they may be Psylocibin (aka magic mushrooms :whistle:)... but I thought they usually grow on grass. (Not that I would know about that sort of thing... :whistle:)

Six and seven - possibly Hypholoma sp?

Bottom two are a polypore - possibly 'Dryad's saddle' (Polyporus squamosus). Another possibility is Fistulina hepatica (poor man's beef steak). By no means sure. :confused:

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Good pics :thumbs:

One might be honey fungus.

Two and three easiest - Jew's ear.

Four and five... look like they may be Psylocibin (aka magic mushrooms :whistle:)... but I thought they usually grow on grass. (Not that I would know about that sort of thing... :whistle:)

Six and seven - possibly Hypholoma sp?

Bottom two are a polypore - possibly 'Dryad's saddle' (Polyporus squamosus). Another possibility is Fistulina hepatica (poor man's beef steak). By no means sure. :confused:

Col

Thanks Col ,
I know none of what the fungi are called/named.
As for the magic mushrooms ...
 

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Good pics :thumbs:

One might be honey fungus.

Two and three easiest - Jew's ear.

Four and five... look like they may be Psylocibin (aka magic mushrooms :whistle:)... but I thought they usually grow on grass. (Not that I would know about that sort of thing..
. :whistle:)

Six and seven - possibly Hypholoma sp?

Bottom two are a polypore - possibly 'Dryad's saddle' (Polyporus squamosus). Another possibility is Fistulina hepatica (poor man's beef steak). By no means sure. :confused:

Col

not fairies bonnets are they Col???
 

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Aye they could be...

Fairies' bonnets? Never heard of them - definitely from south of Berwick upon Tweed, anyway :p

One from yesterday...

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My best guess (looking in books) is Clitocybe cyathiformis, but I'm totally open to offers... :confused:

Col
 
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