Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Pucciniaceae

Puccinia urticata  F. Kern

Nettle Clustercup Rust

A widespread rust of Common Nettle Urtica dioica. It starts as orange blisters on leaves and stems, then develops raised fruiting-bodies, turning pinkish with age

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Ellis & Ellis (1997) - Microfungi on Land Plants
Termorshuizen & Swertz - Dutch Rust Fungi

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