Melampsora lini is a fungal pathogen responsible for rust disease on species of flax and linseed.
Found on flax and linseed plants.
Mainly in summer.
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.
Status in Britain is not known due to lack of records.
This is the first record of the species in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015