Sorosphaerula veronicae

    Description

    Sorosphaerula veronicae is a slime mould fungus that causes galls on various species of Speedwell (Veronica sp.). The gall takes the form of a large (up to 4 mm thick) swelling of the stems (mainly lower down), also veins and petioles; inside is a cinnamon coloured mass of spores.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Wherever the host species (Speedwells) occur.

    When to see it

    When the host species are in leaf.

    UK Status

    There are few records at present as it was only re-discovered fairly recently in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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