Periwinkle Mildew - Golovinomyces vincae

    Alternative names
    Golovinomyces orontii

    Golovinomyces vincae is a mildew which affects the leaves of Periwinkle (Vinca sp.) producing a powdery, white coating.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.


    Anywhere that Periwinkle grows.

    When to see it

    Usually seen from April until autumn.

    UK Status

    Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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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