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Milesina dieteliana (Syd.) Magnus (Polypody Rust)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Milesina dieteliana may be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(pucciniomycete fungi)
(rust fungi)
(a genus of fern rusts)
Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 6 feeding and other relationships of Milesina dieteliana (Polypody Rust)

Further Information

Distribution and Frequency Most records are from Scotland, northern or western England and Wales where it is often abundant.
Lab. techniques 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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