Fungi Outer Hebrides


Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Microbotryaceae

Microbotryum saponariae M. Lutz, Göker, Piątek, Kemler, Begerow & Oberw.

A rare fungus in Britain, but widespread on the continent, growing on the anthers of Saponaria officinalis. It also infects cultivated species but to what extent is not known

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Woods, R.G. et al. (2018) Smut and Allied Fungi of Wales
Redfern, M. & Shirley, P. (2011) British Plant Galls

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