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by Chris Yeates
Thu May 23, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Twayblade mildew
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Twayblade mildew

o.ellingham wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:15 am
It is difficult to say for sure, but I think it most likely to be a disruption of the epidermal layer of the plant that has produced this powdery white appearance.
My thoughts exactly - the pattern of "infection" just doesn't look quite right.

Chris
by Chris Yeates
Mon May 20, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Dead fly with Entomophthora fungus?
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Dead fly with Entomophthora fungus?

Yes I would think Entomophthora is a safe bet. At one time these tended to be all called E. muscae , but that is probably a species complex. If you have the specimen https://pdf.sciencedirectassets.com/277912/1-s2.0-S0007152882X80016/1-s2.0-S0007152882800060/main.pdf?x-amz-security-token=AgoJb3JpZ2l...
by Chris Yeates
Wed May 08, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 769
Views: 179772

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Interesting
So is that a grazed area made by the detritivore/herbivore/(fungivore?) millipede? One assumes that a predatory centipede would have no interest in fungi.
by Chris Yeates
Sun May 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Betony fungus
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Betony fungus

Possibly, but one can't rule out developing Puccinia betonicae, which looks like this in its early stages and would be far more likely. I'd check back in a month or so. Any micro-shots?
cheers
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Wed May 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 23
Views: 3192

Re: One to look out for

I have been in touch again with Martyn Ainsworth at Kew. He has kindly given me the accurate grid reference for the Anglesey record, plus a couple of new records of his. He agrees that the fungus is probably an endophyte. Here is the amended map - I've made the dots a bit bigger for ease of use. Chr...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Ampelomyces quisqualis on Podosphaera
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Ampelomyces quisqualis on Podosphaera

Hi Jenny nice find and very nice material. I suspect that there may be a lot of host-related crypto-species in this area. I have found a similar fungus on Erysiphe euonymi-japonici , the very common powdery mildew on japanese spindle. Molecular studies have shown that the Ampelomyces / Cicinobolus g...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Query of unknown fungi?
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Query of unknown fungi?

Hello and welcome to UK fungi. Adam is of course completely correct; I am intrigued by the phrase "Hadrian shell" as there is a Phallus hadriani a rather rare, mostly coastal species https://species.nbnatlas.org/species/NHMSYS0001493100. Yours is not that species however.
Best wishes
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Manchester Fungi ID request
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Manchester Fungi ID request

I agree about Daedaleopsis, but it would be useful to know the habitat as well; please do read viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49
by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lichenicolous on Ochrolechia parella
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Lichenicolous on Ochrolechia parella

Hello Jenny
this is a totally unknown area for me, However ASCOFrance comes up with http://www.ascofrance.com/search_recolte/3666
Alain Gardiennet seems to be very good on lichenicolous fungi; but surely without images of the micro-structures one is in the realms of mere conjecture?
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: What is the current name for Daisy Rust
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: What is the current name for Daisy Rust

. . . PS. I think it's not good form for recording apps to alter the taxonomic concept being recorded without some kind of warning. I suspect I now have a few Puccinia lagenophorae records where the host is Bellis not Senecio. Any recording system worth its salt should have a field recording the or...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Slides
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Slides

They can actually be very useful, they're the ones I usually use. Best used with a relatively hard-leaded pencil, helps one keep track of what's what especially with semi-permanent lactophenol-based mounts.
by Chris Yeates
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Found under a bush, growing in soil.
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Found under a bush, growing in soil.

This could well be Agrocybe dura , but as Adam says we would need to see the underside to go any further. You can always then turn the fungus back to spread more spores (or pop it gills down in a bush to spread even more), but by this time hundreds of thousands of spores have already been liberated....