Melampsora lini

    Description

    Melampsora lini is a fungal pathogen responsible for rust disease on species of flax and linseed.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found on flax and linseed plants.

    When to see it

    Mainly in summer.

    Life History

    Can be a pest species as it can cause severe losses in seed yield as well as reducing fibre quality in flax plants grown for linen production.

    UK Status

    Status in Britain is not known due to lack of records.

    VC55 Status

    This is the first record of the species in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map