Melampsora euphorbiae

    Alternative names
    Spurge Rust

    Melampsora euphorbiae is an orange rust fungus that affects various Euphorbia species of plant, especially prevalent on the undersides of leaves of Petty Spurge and Sun Spurge.

    Identification difficulty

    Grows on Euphorbia plant species.

    When to see it

    Late spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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