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Wilson, M., & Henderson, D., 1966

British Rust Fungi

Rusts have the most complex life-cycles of any fungus, and the introduction consists mainly of discussion of life-cycles.

This is followed by the key to genera, mainly based on teliospore. In practice this is not usually useful as telia are often absent - rusts are generally identified from the host plant.

The species accounts are begin with descriptions and line drawings of the various spore types, followed by a general discussion on the species and the history of our knowledge.

Host latin names are included in the index, which offer the main route to identification.

Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Pages 384
Comments and Corrigenda P239 states Puccina urticata var urticae-ripariae: "on Carex riparia, frequent" and "only known from two localities in Britain".
Coverage All the 218 British species known at the time.
Illustrations Line drawings accompany the text.
Identify Under a Compound Microscope (also useful to examine with x8 or x10 hand lens).
Specimen Prep. Microscope preps of spores, especially teliospores.

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Taxonomic Scope

PUCCINIALES Clem. & Shear (rust fungi) Identification Current
(Puccinia (grass rusts)) (grass rusts) Identification Current Key to predominantly uredosporic collections on grasses on p248.
TRACHEOPHYTA (vascular plants) Background Reading Current

Related

Supplement 2 Henderson, D.M. & Bennell, A.P., 1980
Supplement 1 Henderson, D.M. & Bennell, A.P., 1979
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