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by Fay Newbery
Wed Mar 06, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Aquatic hyphomycete
Replies: 6
Views: 4722

Re: Aquatic hyphomycete

This species has just turned up again in Yorkshire. Collected from a small streamlet in the garden at RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate last week. My photo is not particularly good but all the appendages were there! Interestingly the species was seen in NW Portugal during work done in 2001-2002. See Pasc...
by Fay Newbery
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:18 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Ivy fungus
Replies: 2
Views: 2610

Re: Ivy fungus

I don't think there are any reliable macro features that will separate these leaf spots. I always reach for my microscope.
by Fay Newbery
Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:43 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Taeniolella delicata LF on Lecanora hybocarpa?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Taeniolella delicata LF on Lecanora hybocarpa?

Sadly there were only six records of T pertusariicola on Ophioparma by Aug 2023 (and one on Pertusaria pseudocorallina). I know it's been seen in Cumbria, Devon and three Scottish counties. But many sightings have not yet made it through to a record in the BLS database. I'll look forward to seeing y...
by Fay Newbery
Sun Nov 26, 2023 4:00 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Taeniolella delicata LF on Lecanora hybocarpa?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Taeniolella delicata LF on Lecanora hybocarpa?

T delicata has been recorded at least once in the UK on Lecanora hybocarpa in vc 11.
by Fay Newbery
Sun Nov 26, 2023 3:56 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Taeniolella delicata LF on Lecanora hybocarpa?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Taeniolella delicata LF on Lecanora hybocarpa?

This looks like a good ID to me and a good find. I suspect that most people who saw this would assume that it was a random overgrowth of something not associated with the lichen and therefore ignore it.
Please note that T pertusariicola is present in the UK. Most records on Ophioparma ventosa.
by Fay Newbery
Sat Nov 11, 2023 8:48 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Erythricium aurantiacum teleomorph
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Erythricium aurantiacum teleomorph

Amazing photographs!
by Fay Newbery
Sun Aug 27, 2023 1:40 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Mildew on Verbascum
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Re: Mildew on Verbascum

Did you look at this microscopically? Otherwise I doubt if an ID will be possible.
by Fay Newbery
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Leccanora cofusa pycnidia?
Replies: 1
Views: 2048

Re: Leccanora cofusa pycnidia?

I'm just looking at some young, green crustose thalli. I'd describe them as 'granular' rather than sorediate. The margin has a beautiful feathery prothallus. All of the three thalli have brown imbedded pycnidia with a slightly raised thalline rim. The pycnidial walls are colourless except around the...
by Fay Newbery
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Erythricium aurantiacum on Physcia tenella
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Erythricium aurantiacum on Physcia tenella

I've found areas of the basidima of Erythricum aurantiacum without associated bulbils before. In the case that I saw, the bulbils were on top of a decaying thallus and the basidia were under the thallus where the air would have remained more moist. Microscopy is needed to confirm. Could your sample ...
by Fay Newbery
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Mildew? Something? No Clue!
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Mildew? Something? No Clue!

I'm pretty certain that you can rule out powdery mildew. But I've no idea what this is. From the photos I can't even confirm that it's fungal - although it could be.
by Fay Newbery
Fri Sep 09, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Whats the difference between a diaspore and a soredium?
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Whats the difference between a diaspore and a soredium?

Welcome to the fascinating and beautiful world of lichens.
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by Fay Newbery
Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Teasel fungus
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

Re: Teasel fungus

This looks good for a powdery mildew. Only one species reported on Dipsacus fullonum in latest paper by Ing (2021). Now called Podosphaera dipsacacearum.
Have you made a slide to check for powdery mildew characteristics?