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ATHELIA ARACHNOIDEA . This fungal pathogen of lichens on Castanea sativa ( outer specimens) and Acer pseudoplatanus  (centre ) . The white patches are the fungus , the grey are lichens and the green algae . The fungus was exceptionally abundant and noticeable in 1977 . Location: Alice Holt , Hampshire , England .

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ATHELIA ARACHNOIDEA . This fungal pathogen of lichens on Castanea sativa ( outer specimens) and Acer pseudoplatanus (centre ) . The white patches are the fungus , the grey are lichens and the green algae . The fungus was exceptionally abundant and noticeable in 1977 . Location: Alice Holt , Hampshire , England .


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