Entyloma ficariae

    Description

    Entyloma ficariae is a smut fungus the embedded sorus parasitises the live leaf of Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna) leaving pale looking patches.

    Habitat

    Wherever Lesser Celandine occurs.

    When to see it

    April and May.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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