A deformed sloe fruit galled by the fungus Taphrina padi.
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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
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Isn't T. padi the species that infects cherries, with T. pruni the Blackthorn parasite?
Of course you are right.
People tell us that when we read, we mainly look at the first and last letters of each word - so pruni, padi, ... much the same really. At least when one is casually browsing the observations late at night!
You should add the correct name as a revised ID.
(quickly removing his existing agreement and hoping no one noticed)
I was hesitant because I put one of these up recently, on Blackthorn, and didn't get any comments or agreements. I've added the changed ID now.
My mistake. I have agreed with your correction.
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)
Lat/Lng: 52.0105, -0.70416666666667
OS grid ref: SP890354