Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Taphrinomycetes
Order: Taphrinales Family: Taphrinaceae
Species: Taphrina betulina Rostr.
Synonyms: Ascomyces turgidus
Exoascus turgidus
Taphrina turgida
Common Name: Birch Besom


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Taphrina betulinaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
Photographer: David Mitchel

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Betula (7)
Betula pubescens (5)
Betula pendula (2)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Built up area, domestic (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (2)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Other habitat (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Tree (11)
Acer pseudoplatanus (3)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
February (1)
April (7)
May (1)
July (1)
August (1)
October (4)
November (1)