Puccinia phragmitis

    Description

    The fungus Puccinia phragmitis affects Rumex species causing reddish purple blotches with grey cup shaped clusters. Later stages occur on Phragmites; the uredinia rupture the upper and lower surfaces of leaves causing dark brown patches often surrounded by an area of yellowing of the leaf.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Where the host plants occur.

    When to see it

    When the host plants are in leaf.

    Life History

    First stages on Rumex species, later stages on Phragmites.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    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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