Story: Fungi

Rust fungus (6th of 6)

Rust fungus

Rust fungi are parasites of plants. Some of the disease symptoms they produce resemble rust particles on iron. These leaves of the native biddybid (Acaena caesiiglauca) have been infected by the rust fungus Phragmidium subsimile, which produces yellow–orange and black overwintering spore pustules.

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Peter Buchanan, 'Fungi - New Zealand fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Peter Buchanan, published 24 Sep 2007