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by alindsay
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Found on a Hawkweed sp.
Replies: 0
Views: 350

Found on a Hawkweed sp.

Not sure, but thinking my Hawkweed is Hawkweed Oxtongue, or maybe not .... anyway a lovely rust found on this plant and would like best guesses or confirmation please, if possible. My research tells me Puccinia hieracii var. hieracii 88EAECF8-44FF-44E9-B4B7-F802A254D531.jpeg 4BD453AD-BFAF-4E8D-98A9-...
by alindsay
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Interesting and small for ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 1944

Re: Interesting and small for ID please

Thanks Chris

My specimen does appear to match with the Phleogena faginea photo on the website. Lovely.

Alison
by alindsay
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Interesting and small for ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 1944

Interesting and small for ID please

Found on a fallen tree trunk, not sure which, though probably Beech. About 3 - 5mm tall The club nature and pitted cap are the remarkable features and for me, that ruled out slime mould (note the immature fruits in particular). Too small to see gills/pores, though it was actually quite robust when h...
by alindsay
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Rust on Peony
Replies: 3
Views: 2648

Re: Rust on Peony

Thanks Adam for all the information and for taking the time to research.

Alison
by alindsay
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Coleosporium tussilaginis
Replies: 0
Views: 2280

Coleosporium tussilaginis

Lucky me ..... besides finding it on Coltsfoot leaves, now also on Red Bartsia and Eyebright. Coleosporium tussilaginis on Odontites, Euphrasia and previously on Tussilago. Interested to know why it colonises these three plants .... or are there more??
by alindsay
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Rust on Peony
Replies: 3
Views: 2648

Rust on Peony

Back in 2013, Chris Yeates identified the rust I found on one of the Peonies in my garden as Cronartium flaccidum at stage II, but then this year I saw this development. Stage III perhaps?

What does stage I look like?
by alindsay
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Blisters/pustules on Hawkweed
Replies: 2
Views: 2521

Re: Blisters/pustules on Hawkweed

Thanks Chris

I had ruled out insect activity, finding no larvae when opening the pustules and having studied the descriptions of likely galls in Redfern & Shirley's reference book.

Very useful & interesting information on the rust. I will go with Pustula tragopogonis.

Thanks again.

Regards Alison
by alindsay
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Wildflowers
Topic: Monotropa hypopitys
Replies: 3
Views: 4075

Re: Monotropa hypopitys

Hi Mike Guessing near Darwen for your find? I have now been pleased to find this plant, 2 years running in a Beech wood near Monks Risborough, Bucks. Only 2 spikes though per season. Delightful nonetheless. Thanks for introducing me to this phenomena. Regards Alison PS by coincidence, met Ian and Pa...
by alindsay
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possibly Boletus moravicus
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Re: Possibly Boletus moravicus

Thanks Mal

It was all down to my perception of the colour of the cap when using Kibby's key, brown ochre or buff ochre......

Thanks for the tip about the bright yellow band. Very distinctive.

Regards Alison
by alindsay
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possibly Boletus moravicus
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Possibly Boletus moravicus

Found this unassuming looking bolete under oak in Hertfordshire and was determined to use it to try out the key in Geoffrey Kibby's booklet on the subject. Amazed to find it keyed out as Boletus moravicus. Circa 125mm diameter and tall Flesh pinkened slightly when cap cut The rest can be seen from t...
by alindsay
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Blisters/pustules on Hawkweed
Replies: 2
Views: 2521

Blisters/pustules on Hawkweed

Well, I think it's the leaf of a Hawkweed, but definitely an Asteraceae, so could it be Albugo tragopogonis?

I would be grateful for an opinion.

Thanks in advance.