Puccinia galii-verni

Description

Puccinia galii – verni is a fungus which galls Cruciata and Galium species, usually affecting the stem or underside of leaves and producing small orange-brown swellings.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

Habitat

Galls may occur wherever the host species are found.

When to see it

Galls may occur whenever the host species are in leaf.

UK Status

Puccinia galii-verni appears to be widespread in Britain, but true status is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

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