Melampsora epitea


    A fungal rust usually producing orange powdery effect on the host plants (see ‘Habitat’ below)

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

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    The fungal rust Melampsora epitea variety epitea affects Spindle whilst variety reticulatae is found on some willows.

    When to see it

    When the host plants are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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