Observation 95954: Puccinia monoica Arthur
When: 2012-05-29
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

on Arabis sp (Brassicaceae) along a roadside.
Strong floral honey smell. Attracting bees.

Proposed Names

47% (2)
Recognized by sight: Else Vellinga spotted it and suggested the genus.
59% (2)
Recognized by sight: Roy 1993, thanks to Else for the tip. MykoWeb also has a photo.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Married a Rust?!
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-06-01 13:38:13 CDT (-0400)

I see. It was not meant in a bad sort of way just information.

well, it is quite unusual if one is completely unfamiliar with Puccina!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-06-01 12:24:18 CDT (-0400)

I may have married a Rust, but I don’t know much about the rust fungi.
There is always something new to learn.

It’s not unusual, the scent thing.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-06-01 11:48:14 CDT (-0400)

There are many Puccinia species that have developed that feature.
See my observations of Puccinia punctiformis, this is also one of the honey dew rusts. And somewhen I will post Puccinia sii-falcariae, another one.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-06-01 11:32:45 CDT (-0400)

here’s a link to the Wiki-page:


The rust changes both host form and produces scent? That’s wild.

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