A fungal rust usually producing orange powdery effect on the host plants (see ‘Habitat’ below)
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The fungal rust Melampsora epitea variety epitea affects Spindle whilst variety reticulatae is found on some willows.
When the host plants are in leaf.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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