Bluebush Rust
Common Crowfoot Rust
Common Crowfoot Rust (Synchytrium papillatum)Class: Fungi (Fungi) - Chytridio (Chytridiomycota) - Rust Fungi (Chytridiomycetes)
Order: Rusts (Chytridiales)
Family: Crowfoot Rust (Synchytriaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Common Crowfoot Rust (Synchytrium papillatum)
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Other name: Stork's-bill Chytrid

Thank you Sofia Zvolanek for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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?

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)