Sunday, September 6, 2015

MycoKey 4.1

MycoKey is now upgraded to version 4.1, running under Windows 8 (and seemingly also Windows 10).

If you have already bought version 4, just download the new version from the MycoKey website. If you don't yet own MycoKey or if you have a earlier version, download the 14 days trial and check if everything is working. Remember to try to open the free Amanita species key, to check if the pdf-files opens as expected on your system. If satisfied, you may then pay the license and get access to everything.

MycoKey 4.1 is mainly a stability and compatibility upgrade. There are, however, some enhancements to the character coding and also a few new pictures, e.g. of Hirticlavula, Cephaloscypha, Pseudolasiobolus and Torrubiella.

Pseudolasiobolus minutissimus

Torrubiella albolanata

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hirticlavula elegans – new to science

Thomas Læssøe, Marie Davey and I just described a new genus and species Hirticlavula elegans found in Denmark and Norway. We are proud that this tiny fungus (1200 x 80 µm!) made it to the BBC News from Elsewhere and further on.

The publicity started with the Danish website It was then picked by the BBC and then continued its travel around the world: Science NordicPoland, Romania, RomaniaPortugal, IndiaMexicoMexicoMexicoMexico (Chihuahua) and Japan. And at the same time it was also included in wikipedia and spotlighted in Before it's too late. I think this shows the power of illustrations :-)

You can download the article here: Karstenia 54: 1-8