Cymbalaria fungus

Cymbalaria fungus

Observation - Cymbalaria fungus - UK and Ireland. Description: Fungus affecting Cymbalaria muralis - does not match anything from Ecoflora Mark Steer thought that Septoria cymbalariae mighte be possible but neither of us has found an illustration - the leaves are dying but whether this is a direct effect of the fun

Fungus affecting Cymbalaria muralis - does not match anything from "Ecoflora" Mark Steer thought that Septoria cymbalariae mighte be possible but neither of us has found an illustration - the leaves are dying but whether this is a direct effect of the fungus i cannot tell - hence no id put in yet.

Information added and photo 11 May 2016

Dr Brian Douglas (Kew) has kindly put id to this as Septoria cymbalariae - he took the spore photo graph

He also provided this description "The fruitbodies are spherical Septoria-like pycnidia with ostioles, which have jelly-like masses of conidia of the right sort of dimensions (about (16-)20-25 x 1.6-2.2) oozing out the top."