Melampsora laricis-populina

Description

A yellowy-orange rust fungus that affects the leaves of various species of Poplar.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

Habitat

Wherever the host trees occur.

When to see it

When the host trees are in leaf.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map