Garrya elliptica Douglas ex Lindl., (silk tassel bush, silk-tassel)

25 Aug 2009 at OSGR: SU42 in South Hants, England

Record Summaryweather-damaged leaves with dark reddish leaf-spots and die-back
Found asBush
Date25 August 2009
OS grid refOSGR: SU42
Lat/Lon51° 0' N, 1° 20' W
Vice CountySouth Hants, VC no: 11
Voucher25 Aug 2009[A]
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Notes: Thickened blackish-purple leaf-spots, with a sunken whitish centre but no opening. Under the microscope there is a bright red pigment in the leaf cells. There appears to be no fungal infection present.

The die-back from the leaf-tips is limited by a similar blackish-purple line which fuses with the spots where they meet. Cladosporium cladosporioides is a secondary invader on the underside of the die-back.

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