Pendulous sedge fungus

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markwilson
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Pendulous sedge fungus

Post by markwilson » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:23 am

Not even sure its fungal - I assumed I could find out easily (wrongly!) on Carex pendula in Cornwall - Anyone got any ideas.

Thanks

Mark
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Chris Yeates
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Re: Pendulous sedge fungus

Post by Chris Yeates » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:31 pm

Hi Mark
it's the smut Farysia thuemenii - nice find; note how it's specifically attacking the utricles (ovaries) . . .

I see my mate Jerry Cooper has beaten you to this, but only the 2nd Cornish record on C. pendula:
http://www.fieldmycology.net/FRDBI/FRDB ... +thuemenii

and only one other record for Cornwall for this fungus (Perranporth 1952 on Carex riparia) as far as I can see.

best wishes
Chris
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Re: Pendulous sedge fungus

Post by markwilson » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:24 am

Hi Chris

Thanks for id

Is ther someone I should send the record to?

Regards

Mark

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Re: Pendulous sedge fungus

Post by Chris Yeates » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:21 pm

Hi Mark

https://erccis.org.uk/

you can also add records (including photographs) directly to the new BMS site; easy and free to join in - see http://frdbi.info/

Chris
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Re: Pendulous sedge fungus

Post by markwilson » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:00 am

Have sent record to Cornwall - have set up with BMS awaiting reply

Thanks again

Mark

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