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by adampembs
Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: New rust (for GB) on Himalayan Balsam
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: New rust (for GB) on Himalayan Balsam

According to CABI this Rust does not affect I.noli-tangere - see FAQ answers on their website. However I am concerned about the release of a non-native species - there are quite a few instances of unforeseen problems. It goes much further than that. "We have tested the safety of this Himalayan bals...
by adampembs
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: New rust (for GB) on Himalayan Balsam
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: New rust (for GB) on Himalayan Balsam

It looks like they have done their research well and it is well tested on similar species. Non-native invasive species (NNIS) may be used by other things, eg bumble bees, but the all the species they exclude when they run rampant have a greater number of associated invertebrates & fungi which disapp...
by adampembs
Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 751
Views: 132073

Re: Fungus Of The Day (identified fungi only please, with species name)

Abortiporus biennis (I think) growing on an old tree stump. Another county first, unless I got me ID wrong ;)
by adampembs
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: I think it's a rust..on Wild Angelica?
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: I think it's a rust..on Wild Angelica?

Thanks Chris. Must have been an epic foray, you must have recorded 1000s of species. Still good to get another record every 40 years or so :D
by adampembs
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: FAQs - Member Resources - Change Requests
Topic: "HOW TO" Guide to making a spore print of a mushroom
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

"HOW TO" Guide to making a spore print of a mushroom

Decent identification keys to mushrooms always start with spore colour, which is best observed by taking a spore print. There are different ways of doing this, but usually it involved cutting off the cap of the mushroom and placing it on a piece of white paper or card, putting a cover on and leaving...
by adampembs
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Average Brown Fungus
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: Average Brown Fungus

Can you make a spore print? Gills look pink to me, but they may darken.
by adampembs
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: I think it's a rust..on Wild Angelica?
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: I think it's a rust..on Wild Angelica?

Yeah, a terrible photo, Im afraid. :oops:

There were indeed some blisters on the leaves. I couldn't see anything interesting under the scope but here are the macro shots.
The spores size range is 52-72 x 48-67µm. I hope that helps.
by adampembs
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: I think it's a rust..on Wild Angelica?
Replies: 4
Views: 984

I think it's a rust..on Wild Angelica?

It has a stem like celery and is perhaps Angelica sylvestris. What appear to be spores are mixed in with what appear to be the plant cells. Strange looking thing.
by adampembs
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Bright orange rust on unknown plant
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Re: Bright orange rust on unknown plant

Thanks Mike :D From what I'm reading, it looks like Triphragmium filipendulae is restricted to F. vulgaris, making this Triphragmium ulmariae EDIT: I think our posts crossed, Chris. I'll keep a look out for the telia! I see no sign of spore ornamentation. I've looked at them in water, Melzers and L ...
by adampembs
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Bright orange rust on unknown plant
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Bright orange rust on unknown plant

No idea what this plant is, growing in fen. Nearby is alder+willow carr. Can anyone help? The fungus is quite striking!
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by adampembs
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Trachyspora intrusa on Lady's Mantle
Replies: 7
Views: 2159

Re: Trachyspora intrusa on Lady's Mantle

I think Chris used a DIC microscope. for those. :ugeek:
by adampembs
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungal biodiversity over time
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Fungal biodiversity over time

We all know how ancient woodland harbours more biodiversity than recent plantations (although some people in government don't. It's shocking how few scientists hold cabinet positions, hence the farce of biodiversity off-setting) I went to the Parc Slip nature reserve on Sunday. It was an open cast c...