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Puccinia urticata, Ickworth Park

Observed: 5th May 2008 By: martinjohnbishopmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

On Urtica dioica

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

Species with which Nettle Clustercup Rust (Puccinia urticata) interacts

Comments

Syrphus's picture

Definitely this species, but

Definitely this species, but the taxonomy is complex (varieties on different Carex spp. as telial hosts) and the current NHM/NBN dictionary is full of errors in the group. I have recently established on good authority that P. urticata is the correct name to apply to the aecia on Nettle (as here). Any rumour that the name is P. caricina is incorrect.

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

synan's picture

Name

I gathered that P. caricina was an outdated name, despite iSpot's insistence on 'Puccinia caricina var. caricina' for Nettle Clustercup Rust. A bit of caution is needed with the 'Get recommended' button!

Nigel

dejayM's picture

Forced

It now accepts a Forced ID and uses the UKSI Dictionary.
See the close up at
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/417828