Great Burnet Rust - Xenodochus carbonarius

    Description

    The fungus Xenodochus carbonarius causes galls on the leaves of Great Burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis) these take the form of swollen purple spots bearing aecia and telia.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On Great Burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis).

    When to see it

    When Great Burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis) is in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales, though not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map