Rare Fungus?

Whilst on Roger Cottis’s excellent otter day on Thursday I spotted this ascomycete on a dead Angelica sylvestris stem:

Heterosphaeria

Heterosphaeria

I am hoping it is the newly discovered Heterosphaeria alpestris, though it may be the closely related Heterosphaeria patella which is not uncommon. Anyway, it has gone to Kew for microscopic examination.

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2 Responses to “Rare Fungus?”

  1. Pot-pourri | Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Says:

    […] small fungus turns out to have been immature and it is not possible to separate Heterosphaeria alpestris from […]

  2. November on Raasay | Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Says:

    […] The old stems on the fennel have a small fungus which I suspect is Heterosphaeria patella which also grows on another umbelliferous plant, Angelica sylvestris. See post from 2013. […]

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