Fungus on Sonchus.asper - help to ID needed please

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Re: Fungus on Sonchus.asper - help to ID needed please

Post by JohnWB » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:24 pm

Hi again, I've a few more images from some 8µ and 5µ slides this time, just finished them yesterday...
The first image may be a germinating spore with emergent hypha? I'm hoping someone will be able to help me out here, I know virtually nothing about fungi, but certainly plan to study them more as I find them very interesting indeed, and they make nice slides too!
The rest are a selection all of the sectioned Sonchus.arvensis with the Miyagia.pseudosphaeria infection. I suspect several 'stages' are present in and on the plant, but I don't have the expertise to recognize them - although I think I've seen bi-nucleate teliospores before nuclear-fusion. not sure though...

Sorry to just 'dump' the images but with the problems at present with images here it's the only way I can get them to persist rather than vanish - hope they all show-up....
Here are some more images,
fungus outside epidermis.jpg
leaf vasc bundle_edited-1.jpg
ps edited stack3.jpg
spore maybe.JPG
stacket spore.jpg

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