Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Pucciniastraceae

Melampsoridium betulinum  (Pers.) Kleb.

Birch Rust

As the name suggest, its main host for the uredinal stage is the Betula genus, but its also attacks Alnus species. The aecial stage occurs on Larix. Very common and can be a problem in commercial plantations

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Ellis & Ellis (1997) - Microfungi on Land Plants
Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011) - Dutch Rust Fungi
Wilson & Henderson (2011 reprint) - British Rust Fungi

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