Cercospora depazeoides


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

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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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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