Arum fungus

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markwilson
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Arum fungus

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Could this be something like a Phoma on Arum maculatum in Essex
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Chris Yeates
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Re: Arum fungus

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Hello Mark

I've seen similar things and they never turned out to be fungal. In any case Phoma and Phyllosticta species do not affect their substrates in this way - for example there is no evidence of any dead plant material associated with the dots in your images.

Without seeing much more detail of the dots I can't say more. It's always worth seeing whether such dots are superficial and can be removed with, say, a damp tissue.

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Re: Arum fungus

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Thanks Chris.

I know for next time

Mark
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