I don't often venture into the fungi forums, but thought I'd seek some clarification of the identity of a plant gall.
This is Alder Tongue fungus and I used Redfern & Shirley's British Plant Galls to identify it as Taphrina alni
. It's been in my Flickr Gallery
for a while with that ID, but recently a couple of people have asked why it isn't T. amentorum
. Redfern & Shirley have the latter as an alternative (previous?) name - and searching NBN Gateway for both names comes up with T. alni
. I tried to explain this to the people querying the T. alni
ID, but they're saying that they are different species rather than just the one.
I'm hoping one of you fungi people can enlighten me (and that my rather garbled post makes sense)!