Uromyces (genus)

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Uromyces appendiculatus urediniospore (SEM) (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Herbarium BRIP database (BRIP 26585), DPI&F
Source: PaDIL

Uromyces (genus)

This is a large genus of rust fungi with more than 500 species. The genus has a world-wide distribution and its members infect a large variety of plants. Several species are important pathogens of leguminous crops like bean rust, Uromyces appendiculatus, or faba bean rust, Uromyces viciae-fabae. Most species of Uromyces can be distinguished from the morphologically similar genus Puccinia by having 1-celled teliospores.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: