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PC130236

Observed: 13th December 2010 By: mm25739
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
mm25739’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
PC130236
Description:
Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Withches broom (Taphrina betulina) interacts

Comments

Syrphus's picture

This occurs commonly on

This occurs commonly on Betula pubescens and hybrids, and on some exotic birches. It is almost unknown - in Scotland at least - on B. pendula, although a garden close to me has a pretty convincing pendula with a small broom on it.

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

mm25739's picture

Had a closer look at the tree

Had a closer look at the tree and I'm pretty sure it's a downy birch (Betula pubescens).

Thanks