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by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Puccinia pulverulenta on Greater Willowherb
Replies: 3
Views: 1252

Puccinia pulverulenta on Greater Willowherb

Found yesterday. Puccinia pulverulenta , aecidial stage, on Epilobium hirsutum - Greater Willowherb. Aecidiospores averaging 19.4µ diameter (based on 30 spores measured), and well within the 16µ-26µ size range suggested by Wilson & Henderson. Unfortunately, the limited resolution of my 5MP "Minicam"...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Nettle Rust Puccinia urticata
Replies: 20
Views: 4643

Re: Nettle Rust Puccinia urticata

Nice one Joan! ;) These things might only be tiny, but I think they are quite beautiful when seen in close-up. Most people will walk on by without ever knowing of the existence of such things - let alone seeing and appreciating them! PS: If you don't already have one, I'd highly recommend getting a ...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Puccinia poarum on Coltsfoot
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

Puccinia poarum on Coltsfoot

Found yesterday. Puccinia poarum , (aecidial stage), growing on live leaves of Coltsfoot - Tussilago farfara . Apparently very common, but this was the first time I'd found it! Spore measurements are slightly larger than Wilson & Henderson suggest for the aecidiospores of this species - but having c...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Puccinia vincae on Greater Periwinkle
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Puccinia vincae on Greater Periwinkle

Seen today, on plants within 200yds from home. Puccinia vincae on Greater Periwinkle - Vinca major Spore measurements averaging slightly larger than Wilson & Henderson's details should suggest - but calibration has been checked and measurements are correct. I went looking for this, knowing that the ...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Literature & resources for rusts and smuts
Replies: 27
Views: 14144

Re: Literature & resources for rusts and smuts

Hi Mark, and welcome to the UK Fungi forums. That's a useful bit of info! - A website that I wasn't previously aware of. It will definitely come in handy. Similarly, the FRDBI can be searched by "Associated organism". By typing in the name of a plant / host species, the database will return any fung...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat May 30, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Amazing orange disco for ID if poss pls
Replies: 6
Views: 2113

Re: Amazing orange disco for ID if poss pls

Mike I think you have two species in your photo. The Melastiza has dark "hairs" the Cheilymenia has pale hairs. The spores of Melastiza has much more defined ridges . . . Hi Mal, I can't argue - as it was almost five years ago and I can't recollect exactly how defined the ridges were on the spores ...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat May 30, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Amazing orange disco for ID if poss pls
Replies: 6
Views: 2113

Re: Amazing orange disco for ID if poss pls

I think that the spores look more reticulated than finely warted. If so, then everything would fit with the initial flat disc stage of Melastiza cornubiensis - Orange Cups. See Jordan - Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain & Europe - page 38. I found some back in 2010, (mid June), and eventually got a s...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat May 30, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Microscope for spore examination
Replies: 38
Views: 11559

Re: Microscope for spore examination

The ebay Apex Researcher at £180.00 is the same model, (or near enough the same - possibly with non LED lighting), that can be found on the website of the Apex Practitioner that you are/were looking at: - http://www.apexmicroscopessecure.co.uk/store/Apex-Practitioner.html#SID=9 Check out the specifi...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat May 30, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Erineum Gall on Rowan
Replies: 4
Views: 3065

Re: Smut on Rowan?

I'm by no means certain, (a photo of the other side of the leaf might have been useful), but from what I see, I suspect that this might have been caused by some sort of leaf mine insect.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sat May 30, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, and Ferns
Topic: Fern for ID
Replies: 7
Views: 3355

Re: Fern for ID

At last! I'm not agreeing with Mike . . . . . This looks more like young lady fern to me. D. dilatata has more sharply toothed final segments. cheers Chris I'm with Chris on this one, definitely Lady Fern. Lady Fern has a very even regular structure, everything is balanced. You can see that the fro...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri May 29, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Microscope for spore examination
Replies: 38
Views: 11559

Re: Microscope for spore examination

In the £150 - £200 price range, I think I'd be leaning more towards the Westbury SP30 LED: - http://www.brunelmicroscopes.co.uk/monocular-microscopes.html But don't rush into anything. For £200 you might just be able to pick up a decent used scope with a better specification - maybe a binocular mode...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri May 29, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unknown bolete
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Re: Unknown bolete

I think you're correct with Suillus - but which? Is the site located somewhere where you can easily make a return visit? I'd initially thought that the tree did look like Larix - but I'm not sure. If you can get back to the site and have a look for cones etc. under the tree (plus a close shot of the...