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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map