Neosetophoma samarorum

    Description

    The fungus Neosetophoma samarorum produces very tiny black dots on the samara (keys) of Ash.  Care is needed as another fungus, Diaporthe samaricola produces larger, more obvious black dots on these keys.

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    Habitat

    On the samara (keys) of Ash

    When to see it

    Winter and early spring.

    UK Status

    Seems to be widespread in Britain, but is under recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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