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by Fay Newbery
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Another new lichenicolous species for the UK (and the Northern Hemisphere)
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Another new lichenicolous species for the UK (and the Northern Hemisphere)

Maybe it's time for another BMS trip to Cober Hill. The facilities were excelent. The meeting room took 23 of us with microscopes and still plenty of space to move around and a room for two or three extra people.
by Fay Newbery
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 23
Views: 3101

Re: One to look out for

Chris Johnson wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:57 pm
Now much farther north ... on the first leaf I picked up :shock:

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Chris
It took me over 30 leaves!! Your leaf looks brown. Was it still slightly leathery as if it hadn't been fallen for very long?

Fay
by Fay Newbery
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 23
Views: 3101

Re: One to look out for

Thanks for this, Chris.
by Fay Newbery
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 23
Views: 3101

Re: One to look out for

Physalacria stilboidea found at RHS Garden Wisley on 24th Jan 2019. Is that the furthest inland it's been found in the UK (TQ065579)? The age of leaf seemed to be critical. Not recently fallen and yellow but a tan-brown colour (so with hints of yellow) and still quite leathery in texture. Older bro...
by Fay Newbery
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Gingko Rust
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Re: Gingko Rust

<t>Been a while since I have posted on here so hello again to one and all. The trouble I am having lately is with this black growth on Gingko leaves - a ruddy puzzler indeed.</t> The pictures attached show the fungus on the leaf and a dodgy picture of what I believe to be the spores. The spores mea...
by Fay Newbery
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Phylloblastia
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Phylloblastia

Fay, welcome to the forum. What an interesting post. Was this on old leaves still attached or dead leaves? Chris I've only ever seen Phylloblastia species on living leaves. They seem to like the waxy coating of holly leaves and I know they've been seen on other waxy evergreen leaves too. Neil and M...
by Fay Newbery
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Phylloblastia
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Phylloblastia

Thanks Neil. Mine was from holly leaves at Painshill Park. I think you took a sample from there too. How are we recording this for the BLS database?
by Fay Newbery
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Phylloblastia
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Phylloblastia

I've finally found a sample of Phylloblastia in Surrey with mature spores. Have ruled out P. inexpectata since the spores regularly have 5 or more transverse septa. Can't find enough information to distinguish between P. fortuita and sp MP4506. Can anyone help, please?
by Fay Newbery
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Fungus on Ginkgo biloba leaves
Replies: 9
Views: 2557

Re: Fungus on Ginkgo biloba leaves

Mark, did you ever manage to identify the fungus in your second photo? I've just found similar lines of fungal growth between the veins of some Ginkgo biloba leaves. Certainly not what I associate with Bartheletia paradoxa. Under the dissecting scope I expect Bartheletia to show as black dots on a b...