Puccinia adoxae

Description

Puccinia adoxae is host specific and attacks only Moschatel (Adoxa moschatellina). Only telia are produced.  These are dark brown and appear on upper side and underside of the leaf, on the leaf petioles and on the plant stems. 

Identification difficulty
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Habitat

Woodland where Moschatel (Adoxa moschatellina) is present.

When to see it

When Moschatel is in leaf.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain but restricted by the range of the host plant Moschatel.

VC55 Status

Local in Leicestershire and Rutland, restricted by the availability of its host Moschatel.

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