Device: Rain Trap
Temp: 44F 6.7C
Moist, leafy-looking clump of brown fungi, growing on beech branches or debris. The fungus grows on the excrement of the wooly aphids living on the branches of beech. It matures into a sooty black mold.
Growing on wooly aphid honeydew on an alder (brown stuff under the wooly aphids).
Found in marshy area near small stream.
Cultivated in petri dish using potato dextrose agar. Indoors.
Black fungus on beech blight aphid honey dew at base of beech gate 23
Geez, not my year for beans I guess. Only one leaf on one plant, thankfully.
Dothideomycetes is the largest and most diverse class of ascomycete fungi. It comprises 11 orders 90 families, 1300 genera and over 19,000 known species. Traditionally, most of its members were included in the loculoascomycetes, which is not part of the currently accepted classification. This indicates that several traditional morphological features in the class are not unique and DNA sequence comparisons are important to define the class.