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Black Tar Spot Fungus

Observed: 27th June 2009 By: BumblebeeBumblebee’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Black Spot Fungus Tolgullow 27.09.2009

Black tar spot fungus on Sycamore tree


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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sycamore Tarspot (Rhytisma acerinum) interacts


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Air quality

apparently the more Tar spots on the leaf, the less pollutants are in the air.

(Dave said that you probably already know this already)

Sam, Student.

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Black Tar Spot Fungus

I found some fallen leaves showing this fungus yesterday, while checking out one of the locations I had in mind for later in the course.


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The fungus gets the spores

The fungus gets the spores from the fallen leaf litter .S o it keeps being passed on year on year .

I'm a student so be gentle.