Spectacular Rustgill
Common Crowfoot Rust
Bluebush Rust (Aecidium sp)Class: Fungi (Fungi) - Basidio (Basidiomycota) - Rust Fungi (Pucciniomycetes)
Order: Rusts (Pucciniales)
Family: Bluebush Rust (Aecidium)
Species: Bluebush Rust (Aecidium sp)
This Photo:     

Thank you Dr Tom May for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
It is growing on Rosy Bluebush (Maireana erioclada)
Graham Patterson said "This is one of the spore-producing life cycle stages of a rust fungus. The different stages have in the past been given different names and this would be called a species of Aecidium. But now that the names are beginning to be sorted out this would probably be a Puccinia species."

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Aug-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.