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Fungal infection of Alexanders

Observed: 7th March 2013 By: rupicola
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Description:

On stems of dense population of umbellifer Smyrnium olusatrum (Alexanders). Many plants infected. Would this be species- or family-specific? Sample taken in hope of ID. Noted that it had started producing spores on 13/03/2013.

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Puccinia smyrnii interacts

Comments

mattprince1969's picture

A duplicate

I've put an id on both so this one could be deleted..

markwilson's picture

alexanders

Many species of rust are host specific so if you can identify the plant you can get the fungus.

Some pictures at

http://aphotofungi.com/rusts_pucciniaceae_raveneliaceae_phragmidiaceae_m...