Sorrel Rust - Puccinia oxalidis

    Alternative names
    Oxalis Rust

    A bright orange rust fungus affecting members of the Sorrel family (Oxalis), especially visible on the underside of the leaves.

    Identification difficulty

    Wherever the host species grow.

    When to see it

    When oxalis plants are in leaf, but probably best looked for late March and during April.

    Life History

    The aecial stage can be found on Berberis repens.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales but not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    There are a number of records for this species in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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