Puccinia violae

Description

Puccinia violae is a rust that affects Violets and other members of the Viola family the aecia are found on the underside of the leaf surface, stems and petioles with each cup being orange in colour with a white frilly lip. It may occur in compact or loose conglomerations of varying size, occasionally covering a large part of a leaf.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

The rust occurs on Viola species (violets & pansies).

When to see it

April to July.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Probably fairly frequent but under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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