Common Crowfoot Rust
Ellura
Red Raspberry Slime Mould
 
    
Common Crowfoot Rust (Synchytrium papillatum)Class: Fungus (Fungi) - Chytridio (Chytridiomycota) - Rust Fungus (Chytridiomycetes)
Order: Rust (Chytridiales)
Family: Crowfoot Rust (Synchytriaceae)
Species: Common Crowfoot Rust (Synchytrium papillatum)

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
This rust is growing on Common Crowfoot (Erodium cicutarium) which is an introduced species.
We believe each species of this type of fungus evolves to only grow on one plant species.
As such, this species of fungus must also be introduced?

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Jul-2013
This species is classed as I (Introduced - Foriegn)