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by poschiavanus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: What is the current name for Daisy Rust
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: What is the current name for Daisy Rust

To answer my own question, it would appear that this paper at least synonymises the 2 spp: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11557-010-0687-0 . Published whilst the current FSC Plant Gall book was in press I'd think. Checking the Rust Red List for Wales shows that they are synonymised the...
by poschiavanus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Distribution of European Pear Rust
Replies: 3
Views: 2017

Re: Distribution of European Pear Rust

I overlooked the RHS Pear Rust survey so now have a lot more records across the country. Chris you may be interested there are several which I don't think you have in Yorkshire (available on NBN Atlas) or from Andy Salisbury at RHS.

Cheers,

Posch
by poschiavanus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: What is the current name for Daisy Rust
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

What is the current name for Daisy Rust

I just tried to record Puccinia distincta on Bellis perennis using the iRecord android app and to my dismay if you ask for Daisy Rust it enters Puccinia lagenophorae . AFAIK the two species were separated around 20 years ago (see this paper ), but UKSI & NBN Atlas treat them as synonyms: https://spe...
by poschiavanus
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Distribution of European Pear Rust
Replies: 3
Views: 2017

Distribution of European Pear Rust

I had a conversation last week about how European Pear Rust (Gymnosporangium sabinae) has apparently become much commoner in Cambridge over the past 2-3 years In Notts I've tended to find it whenever I've come across a pear tree, and similarly in Berkshire. It so happens I have two or three records ...
by poschiavanus
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Dual posts - UK Fungi and ABFG/FCT
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: Dual posts - UK Fungi and ABFG/FCT

I can't comment specifically about BMS/ABFG, but dual posting is generally frowned upon. In various other (non-wildlife) forums it seems common practice for someone (usually a moderator) to tag or annotate a post as a dual post. This has two effects: no-one answers the post and further posts will be...
by poschiavanus
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Rhytisma ulmi?
Replies: 3
Views: 2720

Re: Rhytisma ulmi?

Hi Jenny,

Chris wrote a really informative piece of this a few years ago on WAB: IIRC in response to a query of mine very similar in tenor to yours. One of the biggest losses are many of these in-depth answers from Chris.
by poschiavanus
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Phragmidium rosae-pimpinellifoliae I think..
Replies: 3
Views: 2376

Re: Phragmidium rosae-pimpinellifoliae I think..

There was rust on more or less every plant of Burnet Rose in Northern Ireland in June (White Sands Bay, The Umbra, Binevenagh). I've assumed this was Phragmidium rosa-pimpinellifolia, but not sure that my records have been accepted by the NI Fungus recorder. (That being said I managed a few new VC r...
by poschiavanus
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Rust on daisies
Replies: 3
Views: 1844

Re: Rust on daisies

These days it's most likely to be Puccinia distincta, see the sections written by Brian Spooner in the FSC Plant Gall book. There was an epidemic of this rust in the 1990s (see http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 6208610138).
by poschiavanus
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Wildflowers
Topic: Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing on rock
Replies: 5
Views: 3886

Re: Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing on rock

It self-seeds from the lawn very well amongst the brick pavers of our driveway, so why not on rocks!
by poschiavanus
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Advertising UK Fungi
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: Advertising UK Fungi

It may also be worth posting something like the fungus of the day (or similar) on twitter. BSBI have a publicity officer who is social media savy and there is now an excellent flow of tweets (largely of orchids I havent seen :( ) from wildlife folk. Guardian country diarists, Phil Gates (Durham) and...
by poschiavanus
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Urocystis ranunculi?
Replies: 5
Views: 3152

Re: Urocystis ranunculi?

It's a gall causer. Had it at Burroughs Wood (VC55) https://www.flickr.com/photos/mausboam/14991477619 and (in your neck of the woods) Tandle Hill Country Park (VC59) last September.