Milesina dieteliana (Syd.) Magnus
(polypody rust)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesMilesina dieteliana (polypody rust)
GenusMilesina (a genus of fern rusts)
FamilyPUCCINIASTRACEAE (a family of rust fungi)
OrderPUCCINIALES (rust fungi)
ClassPUCCINIOMYCETES (pucciniomycete fungi)
SubphylumPUCCINIOMYCOTINA (a subphylum of fungi)
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Milesina dieteliana (Polypody Rust) :
1: Milesina dieteliana (Polypody Rust)
11 Jun 2007 OSGR: SW61 50° 0' N, 5° 10' W Vice County: West Cornwall (VC 1) England
rust producing spectacular spotting on leaves of polypody fern
Image 1: Infected leaf - top side - close-upImage 2: Infected leaf - top side - close-up (2)Image 3: Infected leaf - under side - close-upImage 4: Infected leaves - top sidesImage 5: Infected leaves - under sidesImage 6: Infection on leaf upperside - close-up - enlargedImage 7: Infection on leaf underside - close-up - enlargedImage 8: Infection on leaf underside - close-up - enlarged (2)Image 9: Infection on leaf underside - close-up - enlarged (3)Image 10: Infection on leaf underside - close-up - enlarged (4)Image 11: Teliospores - embedded in leaf tissue - magnifiedImage 12: Teliospores - embedded in leaf tissue - magnified (2)Image 13: Teliospores - embedded in leaf tissue - magnified (3)Image 14: Teliospores - embedded in leaf tissue - magnified (4)Image 15: Uredospores - magnified
2: Milesina dieteliana (Polypody Rust)
14 Apr 2005 OSGR: SZ39 50° 50' N, 1° 30' W Vice County: South Hants (VC 11) England
on brown areas of polypody leaves
Image 1: Infected leaf - top surfaceImage 2: Infected leaf - under surfaceImage 3: Infected pinnae - under surfaces - enlargedImage 4: Infected pinnae - under surfaces - enlarged (2)Image 5: Infected pinna - under surface - enlargedImage 6: Infected pinna - under surface - enlarged (2)Image 7: Infected pinna - under surface - enlarged (3)Image 8: Infected pinna - under surface - enlarged (4)Image 9: Infected pinna - under surface - highly enlargedImage 10: Infected pinna - under surface - highly enlarged (2)Image 11: Infected pinna - under surface - highly enlarged (3)Image 12: Infected pinna - under surface - highly enlarged (4)Image 13: Infected pinna - under surface - highly enlarged (5)Image 14: Uredinia with white spore tendrils - on underside of leaf - magnifiedImage 15: Uredospores - magnifiedImage 16: Uredospores - magnified (2)Image 17: Uredospores - magnified (3)Image 18: Uredospores - magnified (4)Image 19: Uredospores - magnified (5)

Milesina dieteliana (Polypody Rust) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 6 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Milesina dieteliana (Polypody Rust)
Most records are from Scotland, northern or western England and Wales where it is often abundant.
To see the embedded teliospores, peel off the lower epidermis from dead brown areas on over-wintered leaves (it comes off quite easily) and mount with the inner side upper most. Unde x40 objective, the brown teliospores are visible inside the epithelial cells, although may be far less abundant than illustrated by W&H.
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