Ecology

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In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / parasite
hypophyllous telium of Chrysomyxa abietis parasitises live needle of Picea abies
Remarks: season: 3-5
Other: major host/prey

Foodplant / parasite
hypophyllous telium of Chrysomyxa abietis parasitises live needle of Picea sitchensis
Remarks: season: 3-5

Foodplant / parasite
hypophyllous telium of Chrysomyxa abietis parasitises live leaf of Picea rubens
Remarks: season: 3-5

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Chrysomyxa abietis

Chrysomyxa abietis, Spruce needle rust is a species of rust fungi in the Coleosporiaceae family that is native to eastern Europe (including Siberia) and northern Asia.[2] It was introduced to Australia, New Zealand anf the United States.[3]

Description[edit]

The species is 14–42 micrometres (0.00055–0.00165 in) by 9–16 micrometres (0.00035–0.00063 in), smooth and wall thin. It is also hypophyllous and have either yellow of orange spots (depending on the season). The spots are elongate, erumpent and waxy. It teliospores are aseptate, hyaline and oblong.[2] The pustules are orange in colour and are up to 10 millimetres (0.39 in) long.[4]

Habitat[edit]

It is found on spruce.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wallr., Allg. Forst-u. Jagdztg. Zeitung 17: 65 (1834)
  2. ^ a b "Spruce needle rust - Chrysomyxa abietis". ARS. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Summary of Invasiveness". Invasive Species Compendium. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Antti Uotila, Tianfu Wang, Limei Wang. "Some ecological aspects of Chysomyxa abietis (Unger) epidemiology". Angelfire. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 

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