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by Simon Horsnall
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Microfungus on Garden Pansy
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: Microfungus on Garden Pansy

Many thanks Chris for such a swift, informative and comprehensive reply. Ellis and Ellis describe R. agrestis as amphigenous and that was where I had ruled it out so yes, something stupid. Next time I shall use that to inform but not eliminate my selection. I wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment...
by Simon Horsnall
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Microfungus on Garden Pansy
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Microfungus on Garden Pansy

Can anybody enlighten me on what is causing the spotting on my Garden Pansy, Viola X wittrockiana leaves. I am assuming it is a hyphomycete. Apologies if this should have gone in the plant diseases forum, not quite sure what the protocol is with these. Location: Ilkeston,VC57 Date: 21/xi/2017 Pale b...
by Simon Horsnall
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Downy mildew on Guelder Rose
Replies: 2
Views: 2457

Re: Downy mildew on Guelder Rose

Thanks Chris. I've passed it on to a mycologist to have a look at. I will update when I get a response.

Simon
by Simon Horsnall
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Downy mildew on Guelder Rose
Replies: 2
Views: 2457

Downy mildew on Guelder Rose

Whilst out walking today I came across a Guelder Rose, Viburnum opulus . Noticing some yellowing of the leaves I flipped one over and noticed a greyish fuzz. I brought it home and under the dissecting microscope it appears to be downy mildew like in appearance and a portion under the compound micros...
by Simon Horsnall
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Microfungus on dead Bramble stem
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Re: Microfungus on dead Bramble stem

That doesn't look like a bramble stem to me. I would say Hogweed or something similar. Sorry can't help with the fungus.

Simon
by Simon Horsnall
Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lichen spot tests
Replies: 2
Views: 2247

Lichen spot tests

This is more of a hypothetical question than something I am planning in the near future but looking at the hypochlorite test on lichens. The BLS website suggests that sodium hypochlorite may give false results because of the sodium ions present and suggesting calcium hypochlorite as the suitable rea...
by Simon Horsnall
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Breakdown of number of fungal species
Replies: 15
Views: 5005

Re: Breakdown of number of fungal species

No Chris it's not related to PSL. It seems that all other Kingdoms split themselves up into smaller groups. Yet mycologists don't seem to do this. I am interested in fungi for multiple reasons and I do like to identify what I see. But without some way of breaking it down, I don't see how it can be a...
by Simon Horsnall
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Breakdown of number of fungal species
Replies: 15
Views: 5005

Re: Breakdown of number of fungal species

Mike I think you may have hit on why I am having such a problem getting an answer. Can I hasten to add though I wasn't looking for anything particularly exact. It's interesting that there doesn't appear to be a breaking down of species into groupings for recording purposes. I'm going to sleep on it....
by Simon Horsnall
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Breakdown of number of fungal species
Replies: 15
Views: 5005

Re: Breakdown of number of fungal species

Thanks Adam. It is smell that will always let me down (nasty accident with a bottle of concentrated ammonia). Yesterday I was less than convinced by the following: Lactarius glyciosmus, Mycena pura, Mycena leptocephala (I got that a bit), Clitocybe fragrans and Clitocybe phaeophthalma.
by Simon Horsnall
Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Breakdown of number of fungal species
Replies: 15
Views: 5005

Re: Breakdown of number of fungal species

Thanks for the swift response. I feel I'm starting to get to the bottom of the question. Perhaps it wasn't clearly stated. I see a field guide with say 2500 spp in it. My only reference is the 15000 spp on the checklist. So I say it covers a mere 17% of the list. That's not a fair comparison if ther...