Milesina whitei (Faull) Hirats.
(shield-fern rust)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesMilesina whitei (shield-fern 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 whitei (Shield-fern Rust) :
1: Milesina whitei (Shield-fern Rust)
7 May 2011 OSGR: SU42 51° 0' N, 1° 20' W Vice County: South Hants (VC 11) England
hypophyllous, on moribund fronds of Soft Shieldfern
Image 1: Infected frond - top surface - pale backgroundImage 2: Infected frond - top surface - pale background (2)Image 3: Infected frond - under surface - pale backgroundImage 4: Infected frond - under surface - pale background (2)Image 5: Uredosori - enlargedImage 6: Uredosori - enlarged (2)Image 7: Uredosori - magnifiedImage 8: Uredospores - focused on profile - magnifiedImage 9: Uredospores - focused on profile - magnified (2)Image 10: Uredospores - focused on surface - magnifiedImage 11: Uredospores - focused on surface - magnified (2)Image 12: Uredospores - magnifiedImage 13: Uredospores - magnified (2)Image 14: Uredospores - highly magnifiedImage 15: Uredospores - highly magnified (2)

Milesina whitei (Shield-fern Rust) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 3 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Milesina whitei (Shield-fern Rust)
An apparently uncommon rust with records in north Yorkshire, south Wales and the west country. Probably overlooked.
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