Elder Whitewash - Hyphodontia sambuci

    Alternative names
    Lyomyces sambuci

    Hyphodontia sambuci is a chalky white or greyish fungal pathogen found on the dead wood of branches that are still attached to the tree.

    Identification difficulty

    It is found on several deciduous species, but is particularly associated with Elder.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    Usually associated with Elder.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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