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identification

Post by FrankS » 27 Apr 2012, 20:50

Could someone please identify this fungi

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Post by MisterT » 28 Apr 2012, 09:04

I am by no means an expert in this area, but it looks to very much like Lichenompalia umbellifera to me, commonly known as Heath Naval.

There is a very good website you might want to look at which can be found at http://www.hebridensis.co.uk/. This is where I usually start if I find anything outside of my comfort zone.

I am not sure exactly where you found this fungi, but as many species go unrecorded, you might consider submitting your findings to the Outer Hebrides Recording Project, which can be found at http://www.ohbr.org.uk/. All records are gratefully received

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Re: identification

Post by FrankS » 01 May 2012, 23:06

Many Thanks MR T
I will certainly send the info to the OHRP.

Frank

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Re: identification

Post by chrisjohnson » 06 May 2012, 09:18

I'm a bit late on this one but agree with MisterT, it's quite common in acidic moorland conditions in association with mosses. It fruits in spring and autumn. There are similar species in the closely related genus Omphalina, but they tend to be darker and scarcer.

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Re: identification

Post by Crex Crex » 01 Jul 2012, 16:28

Hi Frank. There are many experts on our wonderful Curracag site for identifying the flora and fauna of our Islands but did you know that the Open University has a site called 'ispot' which is similiar to Curracag, where experts respond to pics that have been uploaded, usually quite quickly. They do not always agree but it is another option.

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Post by FrankS » 02 Jul 2012, 22:43

Thanks for that Callum

There are obviously a number of experts covering all the catagories here but i will certainly have a look at ispot, if anything, to see what others are finding throughout the country
As for them disagreeing, in my opinion, there is nothing wrong with a bit of conflict now and then.

Frank

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