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Parasitic fungi

Observed: 10th June 2013 By: ar8922
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Sorry the photos aren't sharper but does anyone have any idea what this is, embedded in or growing on a Ramsons leaf?
The 3rd photo is of the underside of the leaf and the whole yellow patch is about 10mm in diameter.
NB. (15/06/2013) After the addition of a separate post and an interaction, this post now relates purely to the brown powdery dots on the underside of the Ramsons leaf and not the yellow mark as a whole.

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

Species with which Tuberculina persicina interacts

Comments

steve_t's picture

You should edit this

You should edit this observation to the fungi and lichens group.
Steve.

ar8922's picture

Thanks Steve

Thanks Steve, have moved it as suggested.

ar8922's picture

Tuberculina persicina

Many thanks Alan, some really useful information there.

Jonathan's picture

Gosh, I had no idea that

Gosh, I had no idea that there were hyperparasitic fungi on rusts. Amazing!

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

AlanS's picture

Yes

Yes indeed, there are several. The tiny black fruitbodies of Eudarluca caricis are especially common but readily overlooked on a number of rusts.

Alan

Jonathan's picture

I'll look out for them from

I'll look out for them from now on.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)