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by JennyS
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: White Crustose Lichen
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: White Crustose Lichen

Did you check the thallus for K, C and KC reactions as if not would be worth doing when you go back - and please keep on posting lichen photos and queries!
by JennyS
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: White Crustose Lichen
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: White Crustose Lichen

Hi Chris - it might be worth considering Herteliana gagei: http://fungi.myspecies.info/all-fungi/herteliana-gagei
by JennyS
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Pseudotrichia viburnicola; fungus looking more like lichen
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Pseudotrichia viburnicola; fungus looking more like lichen

This tiny asco was found in Dorset on a shaded Sambucus branch and with the strong K+ crimson reaction I initially wondered if it might be a lichen. Spores were 7(-9) septate, 55-62 x 9-12 µm However it was identified by Paul Cannon as Pseudotrichia viburnicola. Quote: "It's not lichenized (and most...
by JennyS
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Upgrade

Like the update and new header Adam - but (being biased toward lichens) am sad that yesterday's Cladonia background has gone today!
by JennyS
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: A new lichen for GBI?
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: A new lichen for GBI?

Following with interest!
by JennyS
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Bacidia squamellosa with Pycnidia
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Bacidia squamellosa with Pycnidia

Good to see you here Neil - and I echo Chris Johnson's comment that it would be great if there were more lichen posts!
Really helpful to see the algae images as that's an aspect of lichen identification I struggle with
by JennyS
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Distribution of European Pear Rust
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Distribution of European Pear Rust

Hi Jerry and Chris,

Never looked for it before but I found a few examples on pear trees at Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Dorset in October.
http://www.dorsetnature.co.uk/pages-gall/g-333.html
by JennyS
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Urocystis violae
Replies: 5
Views: 3515

Re: Urocystis violae

:) Thanks for the confirmation Chris - new Dorset fungal records seem to be a by-product of my increasing fascination with plant galls!
I gave up on the NBN a long time ago for distribution details..........
by JennyS
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Urocystis violae
Replies: 5
Views: 3515

Re: Urocystis violae

Hi Chris, I came across a galled Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) leaf and was searching for images of Urocystis violae when the images on this post popped up! The fungus seems less developed on my specimen but the spore balls look very similar, and the sizes matched: g-216a2.jpg g-216a4.jpg g-216a6.jpg...
by JennyS
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Puccinia chaerophyllii on Anthriscus sylvestris?
Replies: 6
Views: 1891

Re: Puccinia chaerophyllii on Anthriscus sylvestris?

Thanks Chris - at least I was right that they're pedicels! Might you have contact details for Dr. Helfer?
by JennyS
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Puccinia chaerophyllii on Anthriscus sylvestris?
Replies: 6
Views: 1891

Re: Puccinia chaerophyllii on Anthriscus sylvestris?

Thanks for the reply and suggestion Chris - there doesn't seem another possibility on this host so perhaps that's the explanation