Phacidium lauri

    Description

    Round blackish pustules on upper and under surfaces. About 1.5mm x 1mm.

    Identification difficulty
    Identification aids

     

    Holly Speckle
    Trochila ilicina
    Phacidium lauri Phomopsis crustosa Microthyrium ciliatum
    There are some nice comparison images of species 1, 2 and 4 here.
    Small (<1mm) speckles on the upper side of the leaf only. Pustules (c.1.5mm) on upper and lower surfaces of the leaf. Immersed black conidiomata (0.5mm) on brown spots surrounded by a narrow black line. Tiny black speckles (<0.5mm) on both sides of the leaf.
    Habitat

    On upper and under surfaces of dead Holly leaves.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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