The rust fungus Puccinia albescens affects Moschatel (Adoxa moschatellina) it is host specific, there is no host alternation. The Spermogonia and aecia are scattered all over the plant, ("cluster cups – white edged and yellow centres"). The plant can become quite strongly disfigured as a result, although upper leaf surfaces show little sign of the fungal infection.
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Woodland where Moschatel (Adoxa moschatellina) is present.
April to June.
Widespread but rather local in Britain.
Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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