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by Fay Newbery
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Capronia pulcherrima
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Capronia pulcherrima

Great work Chris. How many volumes are you going to need?!
I love seeing your compilations. Wish I could do as well with my photography.
by Fay Newbery
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Fungi on nettles
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Fungi on nettles

Did you mean 1253, Chris? Didymosphaeria conoidea? That would be an interesting find.
Have found both Leptosphaeria acuta and L. doliolum on nettle stems today. The later was only at the extreme base of the stem - that short section which is often more prostrate. Do you know if this a general trend?
by Fay Newbery
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Fungi on nettles
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Fungi on nettles

Thanks for starting off this topic, Chris. I spent a while looking at nettle stems last year and will enjoy looking again. Isn't there a second species of Leptosphaeria that can be found on nettle stems? How easy is it to tell the difference between them?
by Fay Newbery
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Arum maculatum: a full set
Replies: 11
Views: 5838

Re: Arum maculatum: a full set

Simon, when youre collecting Ramularia specimens, don't forget that if put the sample in a plastic bag or box with some wet tissue for a couple of days, you'll get more clumps of conidiophores forming and they'll be easier to confirm. Have you seen Arthur Chater's new Ramularia guide? Download from ...
by Fay Newbery
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Green Fungi
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Green Fungi

It's also possible that these brackets have a coating of algae growing on them rather than a moss.
by Fay Newbery
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Muellerella ventosicola
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Muellerella ventosicola

Sorry. I've just realised that I don't have image permission yet for the images in the T. punctata description. I've taken it down and will seek permission before re-posting.
by Fay Newbery
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Muellerella ventosicola
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Muellerella ventosicola

I'd be happy to call this the first English record for Taeniolella pertusariicola, Chris. Taeniolella species have hyphae immersed within the host thallus and darker, multi-septate conidiophores which blend into chains of indistinctly separated conidia and emerge from the host thallus. It is often d...
by Fay Newbery
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Muellerella ventosicola
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Muellerella ventosicola

To help the search for this very recognisable host and for Muellerella ventosicola , two species descriptions have been written. These can be accessed from Google Docs using the following links: Ophiopalma ventosa: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JpuSLJSVcUaOgiYtqeYjAIIMHrAVhbH-/view?usp=sharing Mu...
by Fay Newbery
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Literature & Resources for Lichenicolous Fungi
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Literature & Resources for Lichenicolous Fungi

I can only apologise for not putting the link here immediately. I don't know why I didn't think of it. I'm now working on a guide to LFs on Physcia species. I'll post anything else I release in this thread. I hope the first guide is useful. Please send both positive and negative feedback through. An...
by Fay Newbery
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Literature & Resources for Lichenicolous Fungi
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Literature & Resources for Lichenicolous Fungi

A month ago I released a guide to Lichenicolous fungi occurring on Xanthoria parietina in the United Kingdom via Twitter and Facebook. Neil has asked me to post the link here for non-Twitter and non-Facebook followers. The guide contains a brief introduction, a key to all LFs recorded on X. parietin...
by Fay Newbery
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Muellerella ventosicola
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Muellerella ventosicola

There are two other LFs on this lichen but neither has been confirmed as present in the UK. Taeniolella petusariicola is a hyphomycete. It doesn't produce pycnidia or perithecia. Polycoccum ventosicola does produce perithecia and also brown, one-septate spores. But there are only eight spores per as...
by Fay Newbery
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: On Succisa
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: On Succisa

Many leaf spots caused by Ramalina spp do not have a pale neurotic centre. To confirm Ramularia you need to see a white felty layer on the underside of these spots. If not present, they may develop if a leaf is placed on some damp kitchen paper in a plastic box for a day or two. There are no downy m...