Rutola graminis

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Steve
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Rutola graminis

Post by Steve » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:34 am

Hi,
This was on Deschampsia caespitosa in a damp woodland near Sheffield. It looked like specks of mud on the dead grass. On microscopy it looks like Torula herbarum. In Ellis & Ellis it's spelt "Rotula". But it's a lot smaller and darker brown than Torula herbarum. Interestingly. Rutola and Torula are anagrams.
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Re: Rutola graminis

Post by Chris Yeates » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:56 pm

Hello Steve.
The anagramatisation is quite deliberate - see: http://www.curioustaxonomy.net/word/anagram.html. That whole website is well worth exploring - though unforgivably fungi appear to be totally absent . . .

Chris
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Re: Rutola graminis

Post by Steve » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:00 am

Good to see that some taxonomists have a sense of humour :lol:

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