Puccinia is a genus of fungi. All species in this genus are obligate plant pathogens and are known as rusts .
Examples of Puccinia rusts and the diseases they cause:
The rust species Puccinia obtegens has shown some promise for controlling Canada thistle, but it must be used in conjunction with other control measures to be effective .
A collection of information regarding Puccinia psidii--particularly with respect to its presence in Hawaii--is available online.
- ^ "Fungi", Lillian E Hawker, 1966, p. 167
- ^ Turner et al. 1980