Elder Whitewash - Hyphodontia sambuci

Alternative names
Lyomyces sambuci
Description

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
Habitat

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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Species profile

Common names
Elder Whitewash
Species group:
Fungi
Kingdom:
Fungi
Order:
Hymenochaetales
Family:
Schizoporaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
78
First record:
17/11/2011 (Nicholls, David)
Last record:
06/01/2024 (Bedford, Frank)

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