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Rust fungus

Pucciniales sp.

Description:

Rusts are plant diseases caused by pathogenic fungi of the order Pucciniales. About 7800 species are known. Rusts can affect a variety of plants; leaves, stems, fruits and seeds. Rust is most commonly seen as coloured powder, composed off tiny aeciospores which land on vegetation producing pustules, or uredia, that form on the lower surfaces.

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3 Comments

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 8 years ago

Added to mission "Beauty of Decay"

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 8 years ago

No...an orange/yellow lichen would have been very obviously leafy in it's structure. This one can't be mistaken by it's powdery appearance.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

I would have mistaken this for orange lichen.

LarsKorb
Spotted by
LarsKorb

Hohenhorn, Schleswig-Holstein (Landmasse), Germany

Spotted on Nov 20, 2011
Submitted on Nov 20, 2011

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