Fig 1
DESCRIPTION: Starting off as a gall-like blister that is pale in contrast to the green leaf colour these blisters eventually split open to reveal a dark brown to blackish spore mass. This smut can overwinter on the root stalks. SPORES: Spores come in clusters of up to 3 and are darkish brown. Each cluster is surrounded by several sterile cells. HABITAT: On leaves and stems of Wood Anemone. SEASON: April to May.

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