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Oak Mildew

Observed: 3rd October 2012 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Chasmothecium
Chasmothecium with ascospores and bubbles
Description:

White mildew on the leaves of baby oak trees. Tiny brown spots scraped into a drop of Potassium Hydroxide and examined under the microscope to reveal the chasmothecia with their appendages branching dichotomously at the tips. Ascospores were oval and measured 17.5-21 x 8.5-10.5 microns (based on 15 spores).

Identifications

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Species interactions

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