Puccinia malvacearum

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Puccinia malvacearum
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Puccinia malvacearum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Pucciniomycetes
Order: Pucciniales
Family: Pucciniaceae
Genus: Puccinia
Species: Puccinia malvacearum
Binomial name
Puccinia malvacearum
Bertero ex Mont. (1852)

Leptopuccinia malvacearum (Bertero ex Mont.) Rostr. (1902)
Micropuccinia malvacearum (Bertero ex Mont.) Arthur & H.S.Jacks. (1921)

Puccinia malvacearum on Pelargonium geranium

Puccinia malvacearum, also known as hollyhock or mallow rust, is a species within the Puccinia genus known for attacking members of the Malvaceae family. An autoecious pathogen, it can complete its life cycle using a single host.

Plants affected by the rust include Abutilon, Alcea (Hollyhock), Hibiscus, Lavatera, Malva, Malvastrum, and Sphaeralcea.

Suggested control measures include sanitation (removal or destruction of affected plants or plant portions) or treatment with fungicides.

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  1. ^ "Puccinia malvacearum Bertero ex Mont. 1852". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 

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