Boeremia hedericola

    Alternative names
    Phoma hedericola
    Description

    Boeremia hedericola is a Coelomycetes fungus which produces large distinctive spots on the leaves of various Ivy species (Araliaceae). It only produces asexual spores from the tiny brown pycnidia (fruiting bodies).

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    Habitat

    Found on the leaves of various Ivy species (Araliaceae).

    When to see it

    The leaf spots caused by Boeremia hedericola may be visible all year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rarely recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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