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Taphrina padi pocket plum

Observed: 7th June 2012 By: Jonathan
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Taphrina padi pocket plum

A deformed sloe fruit galled by the fungus Taphrina padi.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Isn't T. padi the species that infects cherries, with T. pruni the Blackthorn parasite?

Bill Welch

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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)

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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.

Bill Welch

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My mistake. I have agreed

My mistake. I have agreed with your correction.

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