Pucciniastrum epilobii

    Alt Name
    Fir-Fireweed rust and as Fuchsia Rust

    Pucciniastrum epilobii is a fungal rust that affects Willowherb species (including Rosebay Willowherb) and Fuchsia species - it alternates on Pine species.  On Willowherb it causes yellowing of the upper surface of the leaf whilst the underside bears the orange uredinia.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed. The species of host plant should also be named.


    Wherever the host plants occur.

    When to see it

    When the host plants are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map