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Garrya elliptica Douglas ex Lindl. (Silk Tassel Bush, Silk-tassel)

Date 25 August 2009
OS grid ref SU42
Lat/Lon 51° 0' N, 1° 20' W
Location Vice County: South Hants, VC11, England
Voucher 25/08/2009[A]
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Stage or state Bush
Record Summary weather-damaged leaves with dark reddish leaf-spots and die-back
Identification 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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