Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Pucciniomycetes
Order: Pucciniales Family: Pucciniastraceae
Species: Melampsoridium betulinum (Pers.) Kleb.
Synonyms: Lecythea betulina
Melampsora betulina
Sclerotium betulinum
Uredo populina betulina
Uredo populina betulina
Uredo populina var. betulina
Uredo populina betulina
Common Name: Birch Rust

A Rust Fungus
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Melampsoridium betulinumPhotographer:  David Mitchel
Photographer: David Mitchel

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Alnus glutinosa (3)
Betula pubescens (2)
Betula (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland (2)
Woodland: mixed (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus (3)
Months recorded in & number of records:
September (8)
October (2)