NS3976 : Meadowsweet Rust (Triphragmium ulmariae)

taken 7 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Meadowsweet Rust (Triphragmium ulmariae)
Meadowsweet Rust (Triphragmium ulmariae)
Just beyond the bridge shown in NS3976 : Footbridge on Cycle Route, on the left-hand side of the path, there were several examples of this rust fungus growing on meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria, at the edge of the field.

It is often seen, as in this photograph, on the leaf-stalks and midribs, where it causes swellings that can be considered plant galls. These conspicuously orange areas are covered in aecia (for which, see NS3679 : Gall on nettle, which also comments upon the complex life cycle of rust fungi).

A different kind of gall, caused by insects, had formerly been common on the meadowsweet plants in this area: NS3976 : Galls on Meadowsweet. However, the cycle route was resurfaced in late 2008 to early 2009, causing some disruption to the plant-life alongside it; as of 2010, the latter kind of gall did not yet appear to have returned (or, at least, not in such numbers as to be noticeable).
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 June, 2010
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Grassland 
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River Leven 
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Fungi   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3928 7685 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.4620N 4:34.5590W
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