Thursday, 18 February 2016


Thanks to Mark, I've caught up with the two Ash key fungi, the dark Bramble smut, Appendiculella calostroma, and the Hern Robert based Coleroa robertiani. I've also caught up with the Dock rust Puccinia phragmitis.

I've also found/identified a new Liverwort for my list - Forked Veilwort Metzgeria furcata which now I've found it, is proving to be quite common on trees .


1 comment:

  1. Well done on the Puccinia. Another you could try for is Leptosphaeria acuta, a tiny, but really distinctive microfungus which is almost ubiquitous on dead stems of stinging nettle at this time of year. I don't have a photo to post, but if you google it, you'll find lots. It is common enough to have acquired the common name 'Nettle Rash'. If you examine a dead nettle stem, you'll see the tiny black dots and a hand lens will reveal the globular black fruit bodies, with their distinctive beaks.