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by Simon Horsnall
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Thought this was a rust but under scope it is weird
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

Re: Thought this was a rust but under scope it is weird

I think my mycological knowledge (lack of) has already been demonstrated but if I could make a suggestion based on what I think your plant might be. I think it is one of the Curcurbits and so does Pseudoperonospora cubensis (Berkeley and Curtis) Rostovstev fit? Of course if my plant ID is wrong then...
by Simon Horsnall
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Local/Regional Fungi Groups, Fungi News, Courses & Events
Topic: North West Fungus Group - Foray Finds
Replies: 7
Views: 6242

Re: North West Fungus Group - Foray Finds

Sorry Mike - I should have said its been Id'd properly as its current name of E. muscae from the foray and the specimen may well be winging its way to Kew as its on Scathophaga stercoraria not a Muscidae - not unusual, I have some on this from a couple of years ago, but more often associated with M...
by Simon Horsnall
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Mildew on Comfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 5180

Re: Mildew on Comfrey

Many thanks to all those who have helped with this one. I shall once again apologise for my terminology but I am a real newcomer to this area (before the start of the year I had a fungus list of one: Amanita muscaria , I'm now on 22). Over the autumn I am hoping to start to get to grips with the gen...
by Simon Horsnall
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Mildew on Comfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 5180

Re: Mildew on Comfrey

Thanks for the welcome and the links Chris. I'm more than happy to help with Siphonaptera, although photographs are not really a good way of going about it. I'm hoping these are better (suitable) photographs. About the only healthy leaf on the plant. Upperside Picture 016.jpg Underside Picture 015.j...
by Simon Horsnall
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Mildew on Comfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 5180

Re: Mildew on Comfrey

Thanks Chris. I shall try to get out with the camera today, although the whole plant is looking pretty sickly. However, I did look at this down the stereo microscope. As you say, I identified the swollen hair bases as such but there is definitely, and you will have to excuse terminology here, some f...
by Simon Horsnall
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Mildew on Comfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 5180

Re: Mildew on Comfrey

Many thanks for the swift reply. I doubt these are good enough but anything better will need daylight now. The upper surface of the leaf: mildew on symphytum upper.jpg A detail of the leaf hopefully showing the structure of the mildew and what I presume to be the sexual stage of the mildew (little b...
by Simon Horsnall
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Mildew on Comfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 5180

Mildew on Comfrey

Perhaps a few words of introduction wouldn't go amiss as this is my first post on the site. I am a WAB exile although not very active on the fungi pages. My main interests are birds and insects and I co-ordinate the National Siphonaptera Recording Scheme. In addition to this, I am a pan-species list...