Cercospora depazeoides

    Description

    Cercospora depazeoides is a fungus which attacks the leaves of Elder (Sambucus), creating a strange, pale, scale like appearance on the upper surface of the leaves, and tiny black spots beneath.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

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    When to see it

    Wherever Elder occurs.

    Life History

    Late summer and Autumn while Elder is in leaf.

    UK Status

    Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records, but this species is believed to be fairly widespread.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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