Puccinia xanthii (weed pathogen)

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leaf of Xanthium infected with Puccinia xanthii (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo
Source: IPM Images
leaf of Xanthium infected with Puccinia xanthii (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo
Source: IPM Images

Puccinia xanthii (weed pathogen) Schwein. 1822

This rust fungi has been recorded as a natural enemy of various weed species and has been studied for possible use in biological control programs, e.g. against ragweeds (Ambrosia).

Synonyms:
Puccinia melampodii