Monday, May 2, 2011

MellAsco 1 - Pseudotrichia viburnicola

Just returned from a weeks asco-meeting in Melle, France. Unfortunate the driest season for years, but nevertheless we found a number of interesting fungi. The first presented here is a very beautiful pyrenomycete Pseudotrichia viburnicola (P. Crouan & H. Crouan) Rossman found on deciduous wood by Stip Hellemann:


  1. Martin Bemman has written an interesting and nicely illustrated paper on this fungus:

    Pseudotrichia viburnicola (P.Crouan & H. Crouan) Rossman 1987 - Ein etwas anderer „Tourist“ in Heidelberg
    von Martin Bemmann Der Tintling (Nr. 68), 2011 (1), 58-62.

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  3. to be precise about the substrate, it was Hedera helix growing on to a tree at 1,5 to 1,8 m higth