Puccinia allii

Description

Puccinia allii is a gall causing fungus that produces an orangey rust to form on the leaves of Allium species, sometimes causing serious distortion.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Grows on Allium species.

When to see it

When the shoots of the host plants appear.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales, less records from elsewhere in Britain.

VC55 Status

Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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