Puccinia scillae (Uredinales), a new species for Poland

Małgorzata Ruszkiewicz-Michalska, Marek Michalski


The paper presents a rust species new for Poland, that affects the ornamental plant Scilla siberica Haw. The distribution of the fungus and its host plants, both introduced and native in Europe, have been investigated. The data from neighbouring countries indicate that the parasite has been probably overlooked in Poland till now. There is a possibility, however, that the species is currently spreading in central and north-eastern Europe.


parasitic fungi; rust fungus; Scilla siberica; distribution; Central Poland

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