Puccinia malvacearum

Puccinia malvacearum

Observation - Puccinia malvacearum - UK and Ireland. Description: On Common Mallow, (Malva sylvestris), rust fungi caused by the species Puccinia malvacearum. Puccinia malvacearum, also known as Hollyhock rust, is a species within the Puccinia genus known for attacking members of the Malvac

On Common Mallow, (Malva sylvestris), rust fungi caused by the species Puccinia malvacearum. Puccinia malvacearum, also known as Hollyhock rust, is a species within the Puccinia genus known for attacking members of the Malvaceae family. An autoecious pathogen, it can complete its life cycle using a single host.

Plants affected by the rust include Abutilon, Alcea (Hollyhock), Hibiscus, Lavatera, Malva, Malvastrum, and Sphaeralcea.