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