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by Simon Horsnall
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:50 am
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: 70

Re: Microfungus on Garden Pansy

Update

After staining in Congo Red, there appears to be 0 - 2 septa (2 being exceptional) in the spores therefore I think we can safely conclude Ramularia agrestis var. agrestis Many thanks once again.
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: 70

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: 70

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: 351

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: 351

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: 179

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: 839

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: 1640

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...