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Plum leaf cut-out disease

Observed: 11th August 2013 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Lots of leaves on my Victoria plum have small discs nearly cut out, but attached on one side. There are circles in the brown disc, but the actual cut-out part can be irregular.
My guess is that this is a rust fungus of some kind, but it is distinctive and I'm sure will be identifiable. I had thought it might be a eaf-miner but can't see any creature inside.


No identification made yet.

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Very, very tentative - how about a leaf spot something like Phoma?


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Leaf spot

Thanks Mark - none this year yet. I can have a search for this now and see what the books say. I have the NN Plant Diseases which may be a good start.

Jamie from Briantspuddle