The rust fungus Coleosporium tussilaginis produces tubules containing rust spores on pine needles and later rust pustules on the leaves of Colts-foot, Butterbur and Groundsel species.
Where the host species occur.
Best seen on the underside of Colts-foot leaves when that plant is in leaf.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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