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Puccinia poarum

Observed: 18th August 2011 By: kcf32
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
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Puccinia poarum 2011-08-18 (2)
Puccinia poarum 2011-08-18 (2) 1

A lot of coltsfoot leaves with brown disc shaped discolourations on the upper side and, under magnification little circles of fungal growth on the underside. The photographs are of the underside at X10 and X60.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Something to look out for

Lots of coltsfoot leaves at work - will have a look in the morning - not often we get the microscope out!



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