Albugo candida

Description

Albugo candida is a white rust fungus (blister rust) that attacks various crucifers often causing serious deformities and damage to the plants. The visual signs are a crusty white coating, which consists of thousands of spore capsules that burst through the plants epidermis. This may cause thickening and distortion of the stem, leaves and fruits.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

On various crucifers, especially Shepherd's-purse .

When to see it

Summer.

UK Status

Fairly widespread and not particularly uncommon in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland - the Woodhouse Eaves record of 15th June 2013 is the 9th for VC 55.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map