Peronospora farinosa

    Description

    Peronospora farinosa can cause yellowish swellings on the leaf blade of the host plants (Amaranthaceae sp. such as Fat-hen and Oraches) often affecting several leaves of the same plant. The affected leaves can become swollen and slightly distorted. This downy mildew can also have a purplish tinge.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Wherever the host plants occur.

    When to see it

    When the host plants are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Fairly widespread, particularly in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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