Bramble Rust Fungi

This month the Highland Biological Recording Group‘s species of the month are bramble rust fungi.  I have not managed to go looking for the previous two months’ species, Holly Leaf Miner and Beech Leaf-gall Midge as I have been away so much – though I could still have a go.  This month’s species did not prove much of a challenge as by my front gate a bramble , Rubus subinermoides, is clearly infected with one of these rusts.  It is probably Phragmidium violaceum but I shall take a specimen to the HBRG meeting in Strathpeffer on 27th March for expert checking.

2 Responses to “Bramble Rust Fungi”

  1. Carol Hince Says:

    I’ve just spent a very pleasant coffee break browsing through your blog. Are you by any chance the Stephen J Bungard who was in the Dept of Botany and Microbiology at UCL in 1970?

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